Double Bass part from The Beggar's Opera: 13. My Heart was so Free

1 minute
Classical music

MacHeath reassures Polly of his undying devotion. Now I have to say at this stage that I think MacHeath is a two-faced lying toad and I wouldn't trust him further than I could throw him, but I have nothing against whoever is going to act and sing the part, so I've tried to keep the music amiable! The second half of this number was originally a dance.

The original of this tune is a popular ballad named "Pray Fair One Be Kind", attributed to Richard Leveridge. It had appeared in the Restoration Comedy "The Recruiting Officer" by George Farquhar some twenty years earlier.

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