X:1 T:Warkworth Castle M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig and Country Dance Tune B:Straight and Skillern – Two Hundred and Four Favourite B:Country Dances, vol. 1 (c. 1775, No. 203, p. 202) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A|D>ED F2G|A2d AFD|G2d F2d|[Ee][Ff][Dd] [Cc][B,B][A,A]| D>ED F2G|A2d AFD|FdF Edc|d3 D2:| |:A|d>ed f2g|aga fed|BcB c2d|efd cBA| d>ed f2g|a2g fed|(B/c/dB) (c/d/ec)|d3 D2:|]
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, 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.