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X:7 T:Iohn of the Green ye Chesheire way T:John of the Green the Cheshire Way M:3/2 L:1/4 Q:1/2=100 S:D.Wright, Extraordinary Collection, London 1713 Z:Pete Stewart, 2004 <> K:D "6/4 in book"C>E D/E/F/D/E2|e/f/eE>AF E/D/|C>E D/E/F/D/ E2|d/c/dDAFE/D/|| d>f e/d/c/B/ B/4c/4d/4B/4|d/c/dE>GFE/D/|\ d>f e/c/B/A/ G/4A/4B/4c/4|d/c/dD>AFE/D/| L:1/8 GEG2FDF2ECE2|efe2E3AF2ED|GEG2FDF2ECE2|dcd2D3AF2ED|| afd gec fdB ecA |efe2E3AF2ED|\ afd gec dcB Edc|dcd2D3AF2ED|]

JOHN OF YE GREEN CHESHIRE WAY. AKA - "John of the Greeny Cheshire Way." English, Triple or Old Hornpipe (3/2 or 6/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD (Offord): AABBCCDD (Kirkpatrick). The melody was published by dancing master Daniel Wright in his Extraordinary Collection of Pleasant and Merry Humours (c. 1715, No. 7). The title was printed as "John of the Green, ye Cheshire Way," but looks at first glance like 'Greeny' instead of the separate words, and this miss-reading led the tune to be called "John of the Greeny Cheshire Way" in the latter 20th century, since corrected. An excerpt from this old-style hornpipe tune appears in John Offord's article "Lancashire and Cheshire Hornpipes" (English Dance and Song, Summer 1990, 52{2}). There are several tunes with the title "Jack of the Green," "John of the Green," "Jack on the Green" etc.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Kirkpatrick (John Kirkpatrick's English Choice), 2003; p. 16. Offord (John of the Greeny Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 1.

Recorded sources : - Mally DMPCD0301, John Kirkpatrick - "Orlando's Return" (2003).

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