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MY LOVE, MY LOVE. English, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune was played for morris dancing at the Rush-Cart ceremony at Moston (near Manchester), England, c. 1850-1860. Gilchrist noted some similarities of music and title with the ancient carol "Tommorow Shall be My Dancing Day." It was also printed in her article "The Lancashire Rush-Cart and Morris-Dance" (Journal of the English Folk Dance Society, No. 1, 1927, p. 24).

Source for notated version: "The following tune is taken from Miss A.G. Gilchrist's Manuscript Collection, and was noted and sent to her by Mr. Smith Williamson, bandmaster of Moston, W. Manchester, in 1907" [Kidson & Neal]

Printed sources: Kidson & Neal (English Folksong and Dance), 1915; pp. 116-117.

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