Will this please ye?

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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.

Source for notated version:

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

Recorded sources:

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