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NORTHUMBERLAND LADY, THE. AKA and see "All Alive (1)," "Breeches Loose (2)," "Breeches Maker (The)," "I'll never gan to the dark cellar ne mair." English, Jig. England, Northumberland. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. As "Breeches Loose (2)" the jig was printed by London publishers Charles and Samuel Thompson in the mid-18th century. The melody appears in the 1770 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician William Vickers . A nearly identical version was entered by Northumbrian musician John Bell (1783-1864) into his c. 1812 music manuscript as "I'll never gan to the dark cellar ne mair."
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