Annotation:Lord of the Northern Sea

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LORD OF THE NORTHERN SEA. AKA - "The Old Lord by the Northern Sea." American, Air and Contra Dance Tune (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The title of the tune is from John Jacob Niles' The Ballad Book of John Jacob Niles (1961, No. 7a, p. 48), a variant of the Child ballad "The Twa Sisters" (No. 10). The song was collected in 1933 from a 13 yr. old informant, Miss Doanie Fugate of the Lost Creek community of Breathitt County, Ky., who was "quite fat and gay." Laufman employed the tune for a contra dance.

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Printed sources : - Laufman (Okay, Let's Try a Contra, Men on the Right, Ladies on the Left, Up and Down the Hall), 1973; p. 25.

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