Lancashire Witches (1) (The)
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LANCASHIRE WITCHES, THE. AKA and see "Winchester Wedding (2) (The)." English, 'Old' Hornpipe (9/8 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A triple hornpipe called "The Lancashire Witches" (with alternate titles "Lancashire Hornpipe" and "Yorkshire Hornpipe") appears in the c. 1790 music manuscript collection of London musician Thomas Hammersley (p. 71, key of 'D'), but it is a different melody than the one Knowles prints. However, it does prove the 'Witches' title for the triple hornpipe was extent at the end of the 18th century.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Knowles (A Northern Lass), 1995; p. 14.