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LADS OF ALNWICK, THE. AKA - "Apprentice Lads of Alnwick," English, Country Dance Tune (3/4 time). England, Northumberland. G Major (most versions): A Major (Cocks). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The 3/4 rhythm of this dance tune indicates origins as a 3/2 time triple hornpipe. The tune originally appears in the Dixon manuscript in 1733. See also William Vickers' (1770) similar sounding "Sunderland Lasses."

Source for notated version: William Dixon's [1] music manuscript collection (Fenwick, by Stamfordham, in south Northumberland, 1733) [Seattle].

Printed sources: Bruce & Stokoe (Northumbrian Minstrelsy), 1882; p. 157. Cocks (Tutor for the Northumbrian Half-Long Bagpipes), 1925; No. 11, p. 10. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 134. Seattle (The Master Piper), 1995.

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