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X:1 T:Princess M:6/4 L:1/8 N:”Longways for as many as will.” B:John Walsh – Complete Country Dancing-Master, Volume the Fourth B: (London, 1740, No. 92) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmin g2|b4b2b3ag2|a4a2a4d2|g4g2g3ba2|^f3ga2d4d2| f4f2f3ed2|e4e2e3fg2|c4c2c3de2|d3cB2B4||f2| d4d2d3cB2|f4f2f4c2|e4e2e3dc2|g4g2g4G2| B4B2B3AG2|d4D2^E3^FG2|^F4d2A3Bc2|B3AG2G4||

PRINCESS, THE. AKA - "The Princes." English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody and dance directions were first published by Henry Playford in his Dancing Master [1], 11th edition (1701, p. 281), and was retained in the long-running series of editions through the 18th and final edition of 1728. However, in the 14th through 16th editions give the title as "The Princes."

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Printed sources : -Barlow (The Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's Dancing Master), 1985; No. 464, p. 106. Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909; p. 73. John Walsh (Complete Country Dancing-Master, Volume the Fourth), London, 1740; No. 92.

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