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MY LADY CULLEN('S DELIGHT). English, Country Dance Tune (2/2 time). E Minor (Raven): D Minor (Barnes, Sharp). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Sharp): AABB (Barnes, Raven). The melody and directions for a duple minor longways dance ("Longwayes for as many as will") were published in London by John Playford in his English Dancing Master [1] (1651), and was retained in subsequent editions through the 6th edition of 1679. The first sound recording of the tune was made in March, 1916, in Camden, N.J. (during the middle of World War I), at the Victor studios by the Victor Military Band, from an arrangement by English collector Cecil J. Sharp, who was present for the session.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Barlow (The Complete Country Dances from Playford's Dancing Master), 1985; No. 65, p. 30. Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 13 & 42 (the latter is a facsimile copy of the Playford original). Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909; p. 26.

Recorded sources: Victor 17961 (78 RPM), Victor Military Band (1916).

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