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LINCOLN'S INN. English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody and country dance directions were first published by Henry Playford (1657-1709) in his Dancing Master, 12th edition (1703). It was retained in the long-running series through the 18th and final edition of 1728 (then published by John Young, heir to the Playford publishing concerns). It was also published by John Walsh in The Compleat Country Dancing Master (1718, and subsequent editions of 1731 and 1754).
Lincoln's Inn  was, and is, one of four Inns of Court in London to which barristers of England and Wales belong and where they are called to the Bar.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Walsh (Complete Country Dancing-Master, Volume the Fourth), London, 1740; p. 97.