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NARROW BOTTOM. AKA - " Na'er a bottom." English, Jig. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The jig was first printed by London publisher John Johnson in his A Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3 (1744, p. 94), and by John Walsh (the younger) in both Caledonian Country Dances. Book the Fourth...2d Edition (1745) and The Compleat Country Dancing-Master. Volume the Fifth (1754, p. 99). As "The Na'er a Bottom", it appears in David Rutherford's Rutherford's Compleat Collection of 200 of the Most Celebrated Country Dances (London, 1756, p. 89).
Source for notated version: the 1770 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician William Vickers  [Seattle].
Printed sources: Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 3; No. 577.