Mark'd you her eye of Heavenly blue &c.
|TYPE||3 - Complex Melody|
|TUNE STRUCTURE||A8 B6 C30|
|VERSE STRUCTURE||11 phrases|
|TEXT SOURCE||'Mark'd you her eye of Heavenly blue?' ([Dublin, 1788]) British Library P.P.6154.k|
|TUNE SOURCE||as above|
|FIRST LINE||Mark'd you her Eye, her eye of heavenly blue?|
|This Dublin-printed song-sheet can be dated through its advertisement in the Dublin periodical, Walkers’s Hibernian Magazine (July 1788). The tune is composed by William Shield (1748-1829), at this time house composer for Covent Garden Theatre, London. The Monthly Review civ (May-August 1824) claimed that R.B. Sheridan’s poem, from which these lines are taken, was written in praise of Lady Margaret Fordyce, sister of Lady Anne Lindsay, the author of the popular Scottish song ‘Auld Robin Gray’ (p.260).|
“Mark’d you her Eye of heavenly blue,” &cA celebrated new Song, composed by Mr SHIELD; the Words by Mr SHERIDAN.Mark’d you her Eye of heavenly blue?Mark’d you her cheek of roseate hue?That Eye in liquid circles movingThat cheek abash’d at man’s approving,Abash’d at man’s approving?The one love’s arrows darting, darting round,The other blushing at the wound,The other blushing at the wound?Mark’d you her eye, her eye of heavenly blue?Mark’d you her cheek of roseate hue?The one love’s arrows darting round,The other blushing at the wound, Her eye darting, her cheek blushing,Her cheek blushing at the wound?