X: 1 T:Black Nell. (p).1701.PLFD.418 M:6/4 L:1/8 Q:3/4=90 S:Playford, Dancing Master,11th Ed.,1701. O:England Z:Chris Partington. F:http://www.john-chambers.us/~jc/music/abc/England/Playford/BlackNell_PLFD1701_418.abc K:G G4d2B3AG2|B2d4-d4e2|d2B2g2d2B2G2|F2A4-A4B2| G4d2B3AG2|c2e4-e4g2|fga2b2a2f2d2|A2d4-d4:| |:A2|AGABA2A2F2D2|dcded2d2B2G2|e^defe2BABcB2|B2e4-e4g2| dcded2d2B2G2|AGABA2A2F2a2|bagfe2agfed2|B2g4-g4:|
BLACK NELL. English, Country Dance Tune (6/4 or 6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody, with directions for a country dance, was first published by Henry Playford (1657-1709) in his Dancing Master, 11th edition (1701, p. 295). It was retained in the long-running series of Dancing Master editions through the 18th and final edition of 1728. It was also printed by rival London music publisher John Walsh in his Compleat Country Dancing Master, editions of 1718, 1731, and 1754, and in Walsh's Compleat Country Dancing Master, Volume the Fourth (1740).