Annotation:Show Me the Way to Wallington (2)

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SHOW ME THE WAY TO WALLINGTON [2]. AKA - "Shew us the way to Wellington," "Way to Allington/Warrington." AKA and see "Barker's Maggot," "Cheshire Rolling Hornpipe," "New Stepny." English, Slip Jig (9/8 time). England, Northumberland. A quite different version than "Show/Shew's the Way to Wallington (1)," contained in Northumbrian musician William Vickers’ 1770 music manuscript collection. Vickers researcher and Northumbrian smallpipes musician Matt Seattle concludes the tune is of uncertain provenance, there being Scottish and English versions, in both major and minor keys, variously set in 9/8, 9/4 and 3/2 time. Seattle says that Vickers' version represents a diversion from the smallpipe version of the melody, "which seems however to be derived from this older fiddle tune of greater compass"[1]. Seattle compares the tune with "High Way to Warington" printed by McGlashan, and to "Altringham Round", AKA "Knutsford Heath."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Northumbrian musician William Vickers' large 1770 music manuscript collection [1] [Seattle].

Printed sources : - Seattle (Great Northern Tune Book/William Vickers), 1770; No. 36.

Recorded sources : - Front Hall FHR-08, Alistair Anderson - "Traditional Tunes" (1976).

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