Love for Ever (2)

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LOVE FOR EVER [2]. English, Reel. England, Yorkshire. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The core source for this tune has not been located yet, but it appears in numerous late 18th and early 19th century musicians' manuscript collections, including the American collections of flute player Henry Beck (1786), fifer Nathaniel Brown (Verplancks Point, N.Y & Durham, Ct., 1781), George Otis (Worcester, Mass., 1793), Ira Clark (Simsbury, Ct., 1801), Abel and Park Shattuck (Colrain, Mass., 1801-182?), John Treat (Durham, c. 1779-1802?), and John Greenwood (c. 1785).

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

Printed sources: Merryweather & Seattle (The Fiddler of Helperby), 1994; No. 123, p. 65.

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