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X:1 T:Ellingen Assembly T:Ellingham Assembly T:Tristram Shandy [3] 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. [1], 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.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - the 1770 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician William Vickers [Seattle].

Printed sources : - Seattle (Great Northern Tune Book/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 337.

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