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KNOLE PARK. AKA - "Knowle Park." English, Country Dance Tune (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This country dance tune first appears in Henry Bishop’s Six New Minuets and Twelve Country Dances (London, 1788). The name Knole, a place-name in Kent, is an Anglo-Saxon one, meaning knoll or hillock. Knole is said to be the largest private house in England and is set in a deer park, enclosed in 1406. Knole Park [1] is one of the few Tudor deer parks in England to have survived, and the only one in Kent.

The tune appears in Philadelphia publisher George Willig's small (four page) collection Willig's Collection of Popular Country Dances, No. 1 (1812).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Johnson (Twenty-Eight Country Dances as Done at the New Boston Fair), vol. 8, 1988; p. 6. Willig (Willig's Collection of Popular Country Dances, No. 1), 1812; p. 4.

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