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X:1 T:Beachy Head M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:A Young Lady – “A Collection of Country Dances and Waltzes” (c. 1797, No. 10, p. 14) N:According to a Ms. note on the Royal Academy of Music Library copy, the N:composer is Miss Newberry B:https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015080945051&view=1up&seq=5&skin=2021 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D V:1 A|Adf a2a-|aag e2e-|egf d2d|fec A2A| Adf a2a-|aag e2e|gfd fec|d3 z2:| |:A|edc edc|cBA B2c|edc def|e3-e2A| edc edc|cBA Bcd|efg abc'|d'3 z2:| |:d|dfa d'af|gfe dcB|Adf ede|fgf e2z| dfa d'af|gfe dcB|Adf {f}ede|d3 D2:| V:2 clef=bass z|[D3F3]A,3|[E3G3]A,3|[D3F3]A,3|[C3E3]A,3| |[D3G3]A,3|[E3G3]A,3|[A,3D3F3][A,3E3]|[A,3D3F3]z2:| |:z|[F,3A,3D3][F,3A,3D3]|[G,3B,3D3][G,3B,3D3]|[F,3A,3D3] D,3|[A,,3A,3]z2z| [F,3A,3][F,3A,3]|[G,3B,3]z2z|A,3A,,3|D,3D,,2:| |:z|[D3F3]A,3|[C3E3]A,3|[A,3D3F3][A,3C3E3]|[A,3D3F3][A,3C3E3]| [D3F3]A,3|[C3E3]A,3|D3A,3|D3 D,2:|



Beachy Head Looking towards Newhaven. Joseph Mallard William Turner, c. 1790's.
BEACHY HEAD. English, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. "Beachy Head" is a jig contained in a small volume of original tunes entitled A Collection of Country Dances and Waltzes (c. 1797), composed anonymously by "A Young Lady", however, according to a Ms. note on the Royal Academy of Music Library copy, the composer was a Miss Newberry. Since many of the titles are named for Sussex and its locales, it can be assumed Miss Newberry was a resident of the county.



Beachy Head is the name of is a chalk headland in East Sussex, England. It is situated close to Eastbourne, immediately east of the Seven Sisters. In 2010, it was the third most common suicide spot in the world, after the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the Aokigahara Woods in Japan, according to The Wall Street Journal. To mitigate this situation there are regular patrols of the cliffs.


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Printed sources : - A Young Lady (A Collection of Country Dances and Waltzes), c. 1797; No. 10, p. 14.






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