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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 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.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - The Northumbrian small-pipe music manuscript collection of the Crawhall family [Sharp].

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs vol. 1), 1782; p. 14. Cecil Sharp (The Swords Dances of Northern England vol. 3), 1913; p. 20. Straight & Skillern (Two Hundred & Four Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), 1775; p. 102.






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