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BURLEIGH PARK. English, Country Dance Tune (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title may refer to Burleigh Park in Charnwood, Leicester, in existence in 1330 and still being used for hunting in the 1640s. It was owned by the Grey Family until their fall from royal favor in the 1550's, when it passed to the Hastings family in Elizabethan times. "No great tymber all scrubb and ronte okes and some small tymber trees very thynne growen whereof there may be sold Two thousande...", as it was described in the reign of Elizabeth I. The English Civil War saw ceasation of its use as a deer park, when the original Burleigh House burned down, after which it was sold off in lots. The remnants of the park are today just one small wood.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5), Glasgow, 1797; No. 123, p. 47.

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