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Henry Atkinson's manuscript version of "Mock Match"
MOCK MATCH. English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was first printed by London publisher Henry Playford in his Dancing Master, 10th ed., Part II, of 1698, and it was retained in the long-running Dancing Master series through the 18th and final edition of 1728 (then published by John Young, heir to the Playford publishing concerns). The dance and tune were also printed by John Walsh in The Compleat Country Dancing Master, editions of 1718, 1731 and 1754 (the latter published by his son, also named John Walsh).

The tune can also be found in the 1694-95 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian fiddler Henry Atkinson [1], as an untitled "Gavotte."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Barlow (Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's Dancing Master), 1985; No. 386, p. 91. Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 614.

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