Annotation:No Song No Supper

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NO SONG, NO SUPPER. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). England, Yorkshire. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. No Song, No Supper [1] was a comic opera by Stephen Storace, with words by Prince Hoare, printed in London in 1790 by the music publishing firm of Longman & Broderip. Its premiere was at the Drury Lane Theatre in London, on April 16, 1790.

Stephen Storace (1762-1796)
The tune printed by the Thompsons (and entered into the copybooks of Lawrence Leadley and William Winter), however, does not appear in the score for the opera.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - a MS collection by fiddler Lawrence Leadley, 1827-1897 (Helperby, Yorkshire) [Merryweather & Seattle].

Printed sources : - Merryweather & Seattle (The Fiddler of Helperby), 1994; No. 46, p. 41. Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson (24 Country Dances for the Year 1792), No. 22. Geoff Woolfe (William Winter’s Quantocks Tune Book), 2007; No. 69, p. 34 (ms. originally dated 1850).

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