Lily (The)

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LILY, THE. AKA - "Lillie (The)," "Lili (Y)," "Lilly," "Mr. James Bennet’s." English, Reel. England, Northumberland. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. James Aird printed it in his Selection, vol. 2 (1785) as "Lillie (The)." A Welsh version was printed by Nicholas Bennett in his Alawon fy nywlad (1896) as "Lili (Y)." Scottish fiddler-composer William Marshall printed a version as "Mr. James Bennet’s", published in his posthumous 1845 collection.

Source for notated version: William Vickers' 1770 music manuscript collection [1] (Northumberland) [Seattle].

Printed sources: Offord (John of the Greeny Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 87. Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 3; No. 461.

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