Annotation:Shropshire Rounds

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X:1 T:Shropshire Rounds L:1/8 M:3/4 S:Chappell – Popular Music of the Olden Time (1859) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D d2c2B2|A E2 G FE|d/e/d c/d/c B/c/B|A D2F ED:| |:GEFDGE|A E2 G FA|dFEecA|d D2 F ED:| |:fg/f/ ef/e/ cB|c e2B cA|f/g/a/c/ Be/d/ cA|dD D/E/F ED:|]

SHROPSHIRE ROUNDS. English, Triple Hornpipe (3/2 or 3/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The tune appears in the Second Volume of the Dancing Master, all four editions (1710-1728), and Walsh's Compleat Country Dancing Master (1719), dating it at least to the early 18th century.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Time, vol. 2), 1859; p. 168. Doyle (Plain Brown Tune Book), 1997; p. 39. Edward Jones (Bardd y Brenin) (Popular Cheshire Melodies), 1798. Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 71. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 11.

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