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NEW CORN RIGGS. Scottish, English, Country Dance Tune or Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears under this title in the Newbattle manuscript, entitled "Lessones for ye violin," c. 1680, and as "A Northern Song" in Playford's Choice Ayres (1681). It is the vehicle for the song "Sawney was tall and of noble race" in D'Urfey's play The Virtuous Wife in London in 1680. The title plays on the success of the the tune "Corn Riggs (are Bonny)," AKA "Northern Song (1) (A)."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: T. Skillern (Skillern's Twenty-Four Country Dances for the Year 1780), London, 1780. Skillern (Skillern's Compleat Collection of Two Hundred & Four Reels and Country Dances), 1776; p. 8.

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