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SANDHILL CORNER. English, Jig (6/8 time). England, Northumberland. G Major (Bruce & Stokoe): A Major (Cocks). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Sandhill is a road in Newcastle-on-Tyne, northern England, where some of the oldest existing houses of the quayside stand. One of the houses was the abode of Bessie Surtees, daughter of a wealthy merchant. She fell in love with a humble youth named John Scott, but her father forbade the marriage as beneath her. In 1772 she defied him by climbing down from an upstairs window to elope with her beloved, who went on to become a wealthy peer, who acquired the barony of Eldon near Bishop Auckland. In 1801 Scott became the Lord Chancellor of England
The title appears in Henry Robson's list of popular Northumbrian song and dance tunes ("The Northern Minstrel's Budget"), which he published c. 1800.