Annotation:Girl I Left Behind Me (2) (The)

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GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME [2], THE. English, Sword Dance Tune. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. A variation of "Girl I Left Behind Me (1) (The)", from the Kirkby Malzeard, Yorkshire, England, where it was employed as the accompaniment to a sword dance. The tune (as "Kirkby Malzeard sword dance" with the alternate title "Girl I Left Behind Me") was recorded in 1915 by the Victor Band in Camden, New Jersey. According to the Victor ledgers for the session the band was "19 extra men (full band) personally supervised by Cecil J. Sharp." Kirkby Malzeard is a village in Yorkshire, England. There are several Kirkby villages in northern England in the region of the ancient Danelaw (i.e. country settled by Danish colonists in the Dark Ages), and the word means 'village with a church'.

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Printed sources : - Karpeles & Schofield (A Selection of 100 English Folk Dance Airs), 1951; p. 27. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 77.

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