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)

Leadley's tune, however, does not appear in the score for the opera.

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.

Recorded sources:

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