Annotation:Mopping Nelly (2)

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MOPPING NELLY [2]. English, Country Dance Tune (4/4 time). G Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A "double-tonic" tune in 'G', that sounds to me to have piping origins. Source biography:John Rook was known to have played the smallpipes in addition to several other instruments. The tune may be a very distanced version of William Vickers' "Mopping Nelly (1)."

Source for notated version: John Rook music manuscript collection (1840, Waverton, Cumbria).

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