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RAVENSCROFT'S HORNPIPE. English, 'Old' or Triple Hornpipe (3/2 time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The tune and dance instructions ("Longways for as many as will") were originally found in the Third Volume of The Dancing Master  (Pearson and Young), 2nd edition, London, c. 1726, and later in John Walsh's The Third Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (London, editions of 1735 and 1754). Dance instructions were also printed in The Weekly Amusement; or, The Weekly Universal Magazine of Saturday, January 11th, 1734, p. 249.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Bentley (Fallibroome Collection, vol. 6). Knowles (Northern Frisk), 1988; No. 45.
Recorded sources: Cass Meurig & Nial Cain - "Deuawd" (2009. Version from a Welsh fiddler's manuscript copybook, Alawon John Thomas, 18th century).