Berwick Jockey (3)

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X:4 T:Berwick Jockey [3] M:3/2 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Tracy’s selection of the present favorite country dances (Dublin, 179?) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gdor (c4 c2)BA dcBA|(c4 c2) BA c2f2|(c4 c2) (BA) dcBA|B2G2G2A2B2d2:| |:c2F2F2c2 ABcA|c2F2F2c2A2f2|c2F2F2c2 ABcA|B2G2G2A2B2d2:| |:f3g f2c2 ABcA|f3g f2d2 e2g2|f3g a2g2f2e2|d2g4G2 B2d2:||

BERWICK JOCKEY [3], THE. English, Triple or "Old" Hornpipe (3/2 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The melody is contained in the Joseph Kershaw manuscript. Kershaw was a fiddler who lived in Slackcote, Saddleworth, North West England, in the 19th century, and his manuscript dates from around 1820 onwards. It also was entered into the 1820-1850 music manuscript collection of William Clarke (Feltwell, Norwalk, East Anglia). The hornpipe was printed in a country dance collection in Dublin in the 1790's called Tracy’s selection of the present favorite country dances, although Irish provenance is not claimed for the melody, and, indeed, nearly all of the pieces in the collection appear to be Scottish or English in origin. Tracy was a dancing master practicing in the city. Frank Roche's "Berwick Jockey (1)" is a variant.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Knowles (The Joseph Kershaw Manuscript), 1993; No. 9. Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 51.

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