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X:1 T:Saturday night and Sunday morn M:6/4 L:1/8 B:Playford - The English Dancing Master (1651) K:D f2|f3e d2a4A2|e2e2e2 e4 g2|f3e d2a4 A2|d2d2d2 d6:| |:c2|B3A G2F4ED2|e2e2e2 e4 c2|B3A G2 GF3E D2|d2d2d2d4:|]



SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORN. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody was published by London music publisher John Playford in the first edition of his English Dancing Master (1651) and was retained in every subsequent edition through the 18th and final edition of 1728 (when it was published by John Young, heir to the Playford publishing concerns). "Saturday Night and Sunday Morn" was also printed by rival publisher John Walsh (father and son) in all editions of their Compleat Country Dancing Master , beginning in 1718. It was a surprising survivor in widespread oral tradition in Cotswold morris dancing several hundred years later, with a Longborough version being called “Marriage Vow (The).”


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Printed sources : - Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 619. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 45 (a facsimile copy of the Playford original). Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909; p. 67.

Recorded sources : - Canadian Custom Records CCR 9112, The Playford Players ‎– "Come in from the Rain" (1985). Topic Records TSCD550, Brass Monkey – “Flame of Fire” (2004).




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