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MAD BESS. English, Jig. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. Matt Seattle, editor of the Vickers collection, says the tune is unique to the collection, and notices occasional resemblances to both "Irish Washerwoman (1)" and "Elsie Marley."

Source for notated version: William Vickers' 1770 music manuscript collection [1] (Northumberland) [Seattle].

Printed sources: Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 218.

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