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X:31 T:Esqr. Lesstar M:9/4 L:1/4 N:barred correctly but called 6/4 in book Q:3/4=100 S:D.Wright, Extraordinary Collection, London 1713 Z:Pete Stewart, 2004 <> K:Dmin dA/B/c/A/BGBAFA|c2cc>dcB2A|dA/B/c/A/BG/A/B/G/AF/G/A/F/|d2dd>ddd2A:| |:dAGF2GA3|c2cc>dcB2A|dAGF2GA3|d2dd>_edc2A:| L:1/8 |:F3GAFE3FGED3EFD|cBcdc2c2C2c2B4A2|F3GAFE3FGED3EFD|d4d2d3dd2c4A2:| L:1/4 |:FDFECED3|c3c>dcB2A|FAdECED3|d3d>_edB2A:|

ESQR. LESSTAR. AKA - "Esquire Lessar." AKA and see "Next Oars," "Sheep-Shearers (The)." English, Triple Hornpipe (9/4 time) and Country Dance Tune. D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The melody was printed in London by Daniel Wright in his Extraordinary Collection of Pleasant and Merry Humours, etc. (1713). Curiously, the first two strains were collected more than a century later in Ireland by Irish musician and music collector John Edward Pigot (1822–1871) as "Sheep-Shearers (The)."

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Printed sources : - John Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 56. Daniel Wright (Extraordinary Collection of Pleasant and Merry Humours, etc.), 1713; p. 31.

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