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LINKY LANKY. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). England, Yorkshire. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune was also entered into the music manuscript copybook of American flute player Henry Beck, c. 1786.

Source for notated version: an MS collection by fiddler Lawrence Leadley, 1827-1897 (Helperby, Yorkshire) [Merryweather & Seattle].

Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1), 1782; p. 38. Merryweather & Seattle (The Fiddler of Helperby), 1994; No. 57, p. 43.

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