Prime of Life (The)

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X: 1 T:Prime of Life. JaW.332 M:2/4 L:1/8 Q:1/2=100 S:James Winder Ms, Lancashire, 1835-41 R:.Country Dance O:England A:Wyresdale,Lancashire Z:vmp.Chris Partington, Aug 2004 K:F c2cB|A2cf|fccA|F3A|GFGA|BABc|dccE|{E}F4:|! .c2.f2|.e2.f2|.e2.f2|agg2|b2a2|g2f2|ecde|gff2|! .c2.f2|.e2.f2|.e2.f2|(ag)g2|(ba).g.a|(gf).e.f|ecde|gff2|]



PRIME OF LIFE, THE. Scottish, English; March (2/4 or 4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was included in a number of English musicians' manuscripts beginning around 1830.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - a c. 1837-1840 MS by Shropshire musician John Moore [Ashman].

Printed sources : - Ashman (The Ironbridge Hornpipe), 1991; No. 62b, p. 25. Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 187, p. 108.






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