MUNDESSE. English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCD. The country dance (a round or circle dance for six) was first published in John Playford's English Dancing Master (London, 1651, p. 90). It was retained by Playford in subsequent editions of the Dancing Master through the seventh edition of 1786, after which it was dropped from further editions. The melody is an adaptation of "Mon Desir," a basse danse by Tielman Susato published exactly a century earlier, in 1551.
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Printed sources: Barlow (Complete Country Dances from Playford's Dancing Master), 1986; No. 64, p. 30. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 46 (a facsimile copy of Playford's printing). Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909; p. 64.
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