Annotation:Hopkinson's Favourite

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X: 1 C:Page 34 T:Hopkinson's Favourite Dance. MBe.67 A:England;Cumbria;Towcett B:Matthew Betham MS, Towcett Cumbria, 1815 Z:VMP - Hugh Taylor, 2012 M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:3/8=120 R: N:Time signature was written as 2/4 but I've changed it to 6/8. N:NB1-This bar is as written W:No key sig in MS, Eminor assumed W:F major is at least as likely (ed.CGP) K:Em "No key sig in MS"A|:"_repeat mark added"dfd f2 d|\ A2 F F2 A|dfd f2 d|"^sic NB1"g z2 e f2| dfd f2 d|A2 F FAd|f2 a agf|gfg e2 f:| |:d2 a agf|gab a2 f|d2 a agf|g2 e e2 f| d2 a agf|gab a2 f|bag agf|gfg e2 f:|

HOPKINSON'S FAVOURITE. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). D Major (Clare): D Minor (Offord). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "Hopinkson's Favourite" can be found in a music manuscript from the Lakeland district, now in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (Cecil Sharp House, London). The ms. has a few names and the date 1816, and an outer sheet (in a different hand than the inner sheets and tune titles) identifies one William Docker of Newby Head (Cumbria), although it is now known as the Matthew Betham ms. A major-mode version was entered as an untitled tune in the music manuscript collection of John Clare (1793-1864), of Helpston, Northhamptonshire.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 85.

Recorded sources : - Beautiful Jo BEJOCD-22, Magpie Lane - "Jack-in-the-Green."

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