Long Cold Nights

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LONG COLD NIGHTS. English, Air (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody was printed by Henry Playford in Apollo's Banquet [1] (1690) under the "Long Cold Nights" title. The title page of Playford's volume gives: "Containing instructions, and variety of new tunes, ayres, jiggs, and several new Scotch tunes for the Treble-Violin." Northumbrian musician Henry Atkinson entered a version not long afterwards in his c. 1694 music copybook as "Flower of Yarrow (The)." Both tunes are a version of "Sir John Fenwick's the Flower among Them All."

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Read the "Core Tunes: Sir John Fenwick" article at the FARNE website for more [2]




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