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OLD ROGER A COVERDILL. AKA and see "Sir Roger de Coverley," "Roger of Coverly," "Maltman (The) (Comes a/on Monday)." Northumbrian, Slip Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The melody was published in London by Henry Playford in his Dancing Master, ninth edition (1695) as "Roger of Coverly." Around the same time Northumbrian musician Henry Atkinson entered it into his music manuscript collection as "". The tune and dance remained long popular both in England and Scotland (where, as Matt Seattle points out, it was likely to be known under the 'Maltman' titles).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Johnson (Scottish Fiddle Music in the 18th Century), 1984; No. 33 (appears as "The Maltman Comes On Monday"). Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880's; p. 27 (as "Sir Roger de Coverly"). MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 169. Seattle/Vickers (Great Northern Tune Book, part 3), 1987; No. 285.

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