Number One (2)

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NUMBER ONE [2]. AKA and see "Duke's Retreat," "Few Bob (The)." English, Hornpipe? (4/4 time). England; Cumbria, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune under the title "Number One" was entered into the large 1840 music manuscript collection of multi-instrumentalist John Rook (Waverton, Cumbria). "Number One (1)," collected in County Antrim by Breandan Breathnach, is a version of this tune. An almost identical tune to "Number One (1)" was printed in London in the first decade of the 19th century as "Duke's Retreat."

Source for notated version: Kidson's source is from a Northumbrian piper's MS of about 1816.

Printed sources: Kidson (Old English Country Dances), 1890; p. 23.

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