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HEY, THEN UP GO WE. AKA and see "Clean Country Way (The)," "Good Old Cause (The), "King's Jig (The)." English, Air (3/2 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD. In various forms--3/2, 6/4, 6/8 or common time--it appears in a number of publications, including Musica Antiqua, The Dancing Master (1686 and all later editions, where "The King's Jig" is given as an alternate title), Pills to Purge Melancholy (1719), and the ballad operas Beggars' Opera (1728), The Patron (1729), The Lover's Opera (1729), Quaker's Opera (1728), Silvia (1731), The Devil to Pay (1731), and Love and Revenge. A great many ballads were written to this popular tune; Chappell (1859) lists 11 and says "it would be no difficult task to add fifty more to the above list."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Barlow (Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's Dancing Master), 1985; No. 227, p. 58. Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Time), vol. 1, 1859; pp. 204-205.

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