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WARKWORTH CASTLE. AKA and see “Hey to Couper," "Hey to Cowper.” English, Scottish; Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The older title for the tune is "Hey to Couper," printed by Robert Bremner in 1757.

Warkworth Castle, c. 1786.

Warkworth Castle [1], Warkworth, Northumberland, dates to the mid-12th century. The cross-shaped keep (dating from the 14th century) is situated on a hilltop that rises steeply above the River Coquet, and though the castle is in disrepair, it is still a magnificent ediface. The most famous inhabitants of the castle were the Percy family, whose lion badge can be seen carved on many parts of their stronghold.



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs vol. 1), 1782; p. 14. Straight & Skillern (Two Hundred & Four Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), 1775; p. 102.

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