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CAVALILLY MAN. English, Country Dance or Air (6/8 time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The melody appears in Playford's Dancing Master, beginning with the 4th edition of 1670 and all later editions (through the 18th and last, published by John Young in 1728), 180 Loyal Songs (1685 and 1694), Pills to Purge Melancholy (1707), The Village Opera (1729), and other ballad operas. Like many ballad tunes, there were numerous sets of words set to it; thus it appears also as "The North-country Maid's Resolution," "West Country Lass(es Sweetheart)," "Roger, the West Country Lad," and "Which nobody can deny."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Times), vol. 2, 1859; p. 26. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 15.