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KEMLOCK. English, Country Dance Tune. This old melody was found by the author of English Folk-Song and Dance (p. 144) in the repertoire of fiddler William Tilbury (who lived at Pitch Place, midway between Churt and Thursley in Surrey) who used, in his youth, to play at village dances. Tilbury learned his repertoire from an uncle, Fiddler Hammond, who died around 1870 and who had been the village fiddler before him. The conclusion was that "Kemlock" and similar old country dances had survived in English tradition (at least in southwest Surrey) well into the second half of the 19th century.

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