Annotation:Lads of Alnwick (The)

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X:1 T:Lads of Alnwick, The L:1/8 M:3/4 S:Bruce & Stokoe - Northumbrian Minstrelsy (1882) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G g2 de/f/ g/f/e/d/|BGgG B/c/d/B/|g2 de/f/ g/f/e/d/|cAeAce:| |:B/A/B/c/ dBdB|G/A/B/c/ dBdg|G/A/B/c/ dBdB|A/B/c/d/ eAce:| |:dg B/c/d/B/ gB|dg B/c/d/B/ ce|dg B/c/d/B/ gB|A/B/c/d/ eAce:| |:G/A/B/c/ d/e/d/c/ B/c/d/B/|d/e/d/B/ B/c/d/B/ dg|G/A/B/c/ d/e/d/c/ B/c/d/B/|A/B/c/d/ eAce:|

LADS OF ALNWICK, THE. AKA - "Apprentice Lads of Alnwick," English, Country Dance Tune (3/2 or 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 William Dixon manuscript in 1733. See also William Vickers' (1770) very similar "Sunderland Lasses."

Additional notes
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. Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 51. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 134. Seattle (The Master Piper), 1995.

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