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X:1 T:Barley Cake [1] M:C| L:1/8 B:David Young – “A Collection of Scotch Airs with the latest Variations” (AKA - The B:McFarlane Manuscript (c. 1741, No. 248, p. 287) F: N:The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland K:G G2{B}A2 B d2g|dBAG AFTED|G2A2 B d2g|dBTAG TA2G2:| |:gage abaf|gefd Te2d2|gage abaf|gdcB A2D2| G2A2 Bddg|dBAG AFTED|G2TA2 Bddg|dBAG TA2G2:|]

BARLEY CAKE [1]. English, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune (of which Vickers' is a version) appears in John Walsh's Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing Master (3rd Edition), published in London in 1735 (reissued in 1749); and in John Johnson's Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3 (London, 1744). It also appears in a few musicians manuscript collections, including William Vickers' (Northumberland, 1770), Walter Rainstorp (Cheapside, London, 1747), and Thomas Hammersley (London, 1790), and in David Young's MacFarlane Manuscript (c. 1741, p. 287).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Seattle (Great Northern Tune Book/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 298.

Recorded sources : - Fellside Recordings FECD276, Vic Gammon & Friends - "Early Scottish Ragtime" (2016).

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