Annotation:Will this please ye?

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X:71 T:Will this please ye? M:6/8 L:1/8 B:Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2 (London, 1765) Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc’s:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb B3 (A/B/c)A|BFD BFD|B3 (A/B/c)A|(B/c/d)B cAF| B3 (A/B/c)A|BFD BFD|EFG FED|[C2c2]c cdc:| |:B2f fgf|fbf fdB|d2f fbf|cdB AGF| B2f fgf|fbf fdB|ece dBd|cdB AGF:||

WILL THIS PLEASE YE? AKA – “Will this please you?” English, Jig. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody first appears in London publisher Charles and Samuel Thompson’s 1765 country dance volume, obviously the source for Northumbrian musician William Vickers who copied it into his 1770 manuscript collection.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - William Vickers 1770 music manuscript collection (Northumberland) [Seattle].

Printed sources : - Seattle (Great Northern Tune Book/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 358. Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2), 1765; No. 71.

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