New Road to Berwick (The)

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X:1 T:New Road to Berwick T:Go to Berwick Billy M:3/2 L:1/8 R:Triple Hornpipe F:http://www.farnearchive.com/detail.asp?id=R0112301 S:Henry Atkinson music manuscript collection (1694, p. 123) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F c2F2F2 c2 dcBA|B2G2G2 G2B2d2|c2F2F2c2 dcBA|c2F2F2 c2A2d2|| f3g f2 F2 ABcA|g3a g2G2B2d2|f3gf2 F2 ABcA|f3gf2 F2A2d2|| cA FA cA FA cA FA|dB G2 G2 G2B2d2|cA FA cA FA cA FA|cA FA cA FA c2d2|| F4 C4F4|g3a g2G2 ABcA|F4 C4 F4|f3g f2F2 ABcA||



NEW ROAD TO BERWICK, THE. AKA and see "Barwick Billy," "Berwick Bully." English, Triple Hornpipe (3?2 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD (Atkinson): AABBCCDDEEFFGG (Dixon). Piper and researcher Matt Seattle notes that in Northumbrian fiddler Henry Atkinson's 1694 Ms. (p. 123) [1] the harmonic outline is reversed in relation to the other versions, i.e. the basic progression is I,II,I,I, rather than I,I,I,II." It is an early version of the tune usually known nowadays as "Go to Berwick Johnny," although it had other names. The tune can be found as "Berwick Bully" in the 1733-38 music manuscript of Northumbrian musician (perhaps a piper) William Dixon, albeit set with several variation sets, albeit set in the Lydian mode (without accidentals, placing it in F Lydian from F Major). This may be a careless mistake in copying by Dixon, or, as Seattle suggests, may have been a deliberate accommodation for the bagpipes.


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