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GREENWOOD. AKA and see "Woods So Wild (The)," "Huntsman (The)." English, Country Dance Tune (3/4 or 6/8 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Published by John Playford in his English Dancing Master (London, 1651) and retained in subsequent editions through the 8th, published in 1690. With the 5th edition of 1675 the alternate title "Huntsman" was added. Not the Irish "Green Wood" published by Joyce. It is known that the melody was a great favorite in Elizabethan times (Ian Payne, The Almain in Britain), along with others found in Playford; "Heart's Ease (1)," "Daphne" and "Wooddicock."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Barlow (Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's Dancing Master), 1985; No. 31, p. 23. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; pp. 34 & 38 (the latter is a facsimile copy of the Playford original). Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909; p. 45.

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