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GOLDEN GROVE. English, Country Dance Tune and Jig (6/8 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune, and dance steps, appears in all four editions of London publisher John Young's Second Volume of the Dancing Master (1710-1728), and John Young's The New Country Dancing Master...Second Book (1710), and Walsh and Hare's Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (1719).

Jeremy Taylor

The title may refer to Anglican cleric Jeremy Taylor's [1] (1613-1667) volume The Golden Grove. A Choice Manual, Containing What is to be Believed, Practiced and Desired or Prayed for; the Prayers being fitted to the several Days of the Week, printed in London in 1685. Exiled to Wales during the Commonwealth period, he resided in the parish of Llanfihangel Aberbythych, Carmarthenshire. Here he became private chaplain to and benefited from the hospitality of Richard Vaughan, 2nd Earl of Carbery, whose mansion, Golden Grove, lent its name to the title of Taylor's still popular manual of devotion.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Young (The Second Volume of the Dancing Master), 1710; p. 152.

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