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LUDLOW CASTLE. English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in all four editions of London publisher John Young's Second Volume of the Dancing Master (1710-1728). It also was printed by Walsh & Hare in their Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (1719).
Ludlow Castle , Shropshire, dates to Norman times, built by the de Lacy family to help control the Welsh marches. By the time John Young published his collection had already been abandoned and was starting to decay.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Young (Second Volume of the Dancing Master, 1st edition), 1710; p. 199.