Cheshire Alley

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CHESHIRE ALLEY. English, Jig. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears in the 11th edition of Henry Playford's Dancing Master (1701). It was retained in the 12th and 13th editions (1703 & 1706), then was replaced by a different melody (also called "Cheshire Alley"). However, the original (1701) "Cheshire Alley" melody was replaced in 17th and 18th editions (1721 & 1728), then published by John Young, heir to the Playfords' publishing enterprise.

Printed source: Barlow (Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's Dancing Master), 1985; No. 424, p. 98.


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