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X:1 T:Castle Downs M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:William Vickers' music manuscript collection (Northumberland, 1770) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G G2A B2G|c2A B2G|BdB AGF|E3 E3| G2A B2G|c2A B2G|BdB AFD|D3 D3:| |:B2c d2B|e2c d2B|ege dcB|A3 A>Bc| dcB edc|fed gfe|dcB AGF|G3 G3:|]

CASTLE DOWN. AKA - "Castle Downe," "Castle Downs." English, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was first published in London publisher David Rutherford's Rutherford's Choice Collection of Sixty of the Most Celebrated Country Dances (1750, p. 22, and in the second volume of 1760), followed by a printing in John Johnson's Two Hundred Favourite Country Dances, vol. 7 (London, 1756). It appears in the music mansucript collections of William Vickers [1] (Northumberland, 1770), Thomas Hammersley (London, 1790), and John Rook [2] (Waverton, Cumbria, 1840).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - David Rutherford (Rutherford’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2), c. 1775; No. 83, p. 42.

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