New Queen of Hearts
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NEW QUEEN OF HEARTS. English, Jig. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody is contained in the Joseph Kershaw music manuscript. Kershaw was a fiddler who lived in Slackcote, Saddleworth, North West England, in the 19th century, and his manuscript dates from around 1820 onwards. The title references obliquely Nathaniel Kynaston's country dance jig "Queen of Hearts (3) (The)" and perhaps indicates a popularity that demanded a sequel.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Knowles (The Joseph Kershaw Manuscript), 1993; No. 14.