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COQUETSIDE. AKA and see "Coket Side." English, Pipe Reel. England, Northumberland. G Major (most versions): A Major (Cocks). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title appears in Henry Robson's list of popular Northumbrian song and dance tunes, which he published c. 1800, and the tune was entered into the c. 1812 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician John Bell [1] (1782-1864). Raven's version is a reprint from A Tutor for the Northumbrian Small-pipes, by J.W. Fenwick, published in the late 1800's. The Coquet (pronounced "Coke-it") is a river in Northumberland some forty miles long, flowing eastward to the North Sea. The notable Northumbrian piper Will Allan (1704-1779), father of the notorious piper Jamie/Jimmy Allan, was river-keeper of the Coquet.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cocks (Tutor for the Northumbrian Half-Long Bagpipes), 1925; No. 2, p. 8. Crawhall (Tunes for the Northumbrian Small Pipes), 1877; No. 37, p. 27. Bruce & Stokoe (Northumbrian Minstrelsy), 1882; p. 145. Hall & Stafford (Charlton Memorial Tune Book), 1956; p. 30 (appears as "Coket Side"). Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 98.

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