Annotation:Shepherd's Daughter (2) (The)

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X:1 T:Shepherd’s Daughter [2], The L:1/8 M:2/2 B:Sharp - Country Dance Tunes (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmin D2|G3G ABcA|B3c B2d2|c2B2 ABcA|B4 B2D2|G3G AAcA| B3c B2c2|c2B2 ABcA|B4 B2||d2|c2B2 ABcA|B3c B2d2| c2B2 ABcA|B4 B2d2|c2B2 ABcA|B3c B2d2|c2B2 ABcA| B4 B2||d2|c3 B A2c2|B3A G2B2|A2G2 G2F2| G6 d2|c3B ABcA|B3A G2B2|A2G2 G2F2|G6||

SHEPHERD'S DAUGHTER [2], THE. AKA and see "Parson upon Dorothy." English, Country Dance Tune (4/4 or 2/2 time). G Dorian (Chappell): G Minor (Sharp). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC (Sharp): ABCC (Chappell). Chappell (1859) quotes Percy who states this air was a popular tune in the time of Elizabeth I, "being usually printed with her picture before it." The melody was printed by John Playford in the 2nd edition of The Dancing Master (1652) as "Parson upon Dorothy," with "The Shepherd's Daughter" as the alternate title. The dance and tune were retained in the second and both third editions of The Dancing Master, published in 1652, 1657 and 1665. The fourth and fifth editions of Playford's work gave "Shepherd's Daughter" as the primary title.

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Printed sources : - Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Time, vol. 1), 1859; p. 289. Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909; p. 66.

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