Lady in the Dark

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X:1 T:Lady in the Dark M:6/8 L:1/8 S:Sharp - Country Dance Tunes (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Gmin |: G | G2A Bcd | G3G2 A | B2c d=ef | B3B2 (d/=e/) | (fd2) B2c | (cA2) F2F | G2A Bcd | B3G2 :|



LADY IN THE DARK. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA. The tune dates to 1657 when it was published in London by John Playford (1623-1686) in the Third Edition of The Dancing Master [1] (p. 120). The tune was retained in subsequent editions, through the Eighth Edition of 1690 (published by son Henry Playford), after which it was dropped from the series.

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909; p. 30.

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