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X:1 T:Lily, The M:C| L:1/8 S:William Vickers' 1770 music manuscript collection (Northumberland) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A|dcdA B2AG|F2 ED E/E/E EA|dcdA B2 AF|GEAF D/D/D D:| |:A|FDAD F2 FA|FDAD E/E/E EA|FDAD F2 FA|EDEF D/D/D D:| |:A|dcdA B2 de|f>edf e/e/e ea|gfed B2 AF|EDEF D/D/D D:|]

LILY, THE. AKA - "Lillie (The)," "Lili (Y)," "Lilly," "Mr. James Bennet’s." English, Welsh; Reel, Hornpipe. England, Northumberland. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. James Aird printed it in his Selection, vol. 2 (1785) as "Lillie (The)." Welsh versions can be found in Thomas D. Lleweln's Llewelyn Alaw’s Collection of Unpublished Welsh Airs (1858, No. 4, pp. 1-2) and in print in Nicholas Bennett's Alawon fy nywlad (1896) as "Lili (Y)."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.

Additional notes
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 Tune Book/William Vickers), 1987, Part 3; No. 461.

Recorded sources : - Sain SC4025, Callenig - "Dwr Glan" (1990 ).

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