X:1 T:Ellingen Assembly T:Ellingham Assembly T:Tristram Shandy  M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:William Vickers' music manuscript collection (Northumberland, 1770) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D fedf ecBA|GFGB AFED|fedf ecBA|BdAc d/d/d d2:| |:fefd fa a2|egfa ecBA|DDFF AAdd|geaf d/d/d d2:||
ELLINGHAM (Ellingen) ASSEMBLY. AKA and see "Tristram Shandy (3)." English, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This reel with directions for a country dance, was first printed in Richard Baldwin's periodical The London Magazine; or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer (May, 1761, p. 269) under the title "Tristram Shandy (3)." William Vickers gives the title as "Ellingen Assembly" in his ms. , perhaps referring to the Northumbrian town of Ellingham, located in rolling hills near the coast. There is a country manor in area called Elligham Hall, built in the 17th century by Sir John Haggerston. The house has priest holes, used to shelter clergy during the Reformation.