Love for Ever (1)

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LOVE FOR EVER [1]. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). England; Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune also appears in the c. 1790 music copybook collection of London musician Thomas Hammersley. Matt Seattle notes in the FARNE scans of Vickers' ms. [1] that "Christmas Day in the Morning (4)" and "Irish Girl (4) (The)" are alternate titles. Vickers himself printed a different tune under the title "Christmas Day in the Mornin' (2)."

Source for notated version: William Vickers 1770 music manuscript collection (Northumberland) [Seattle]

Printed sources: Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 3; No. 496.

Recorded sources: Gourd Music 110, Barry Phillips and Friends - "The World Turned Upside Down" (1992).

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