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DOWN IN THE NORTH COUNTRY. AKA - "Farmer's Daughter of Merry Wakefield," "What gudgeons are we men." English, Air. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The air appears in John Gay's Beggar's Opera (1729) under the title "What gudgeons are we men." Frank Kidson (1922) says it was a popular and serviceable 17th century tune that appears as the vehicle for numerous songs with various names.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 64.

Recorded sources:




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