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X:1 T:Wolverton Hall M:6/4 L:1/8 S:Playford – Dancing Master, 7th edition (1686) K:F f2|f4 c2 A3GF2|B2 (d4 d3)c B2|A3B c2 A3G F2|G4 g2 e3d c2| f4 c2 A3GF2|B2 d4 A2 c4|B3A G2A2 E4|(F6 F4):| |:fg|a3b a2g4c2|f6 f2c2f2|d2B2d2 c3BA2|G2 g4 g4 a2| b3a g2 a4 d2|g3 agf e3d c2|f4g2 g4f2|(f6 f4):|]

WOLVERTON HALL. English, Jig (6/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. “Wolverton Hall”, music with instructions for a country dance, first was printed in John Playford’s Dancing Master, 7th edition [1] (London, 1686) and subsequently appeared in all editions of the long-running series, through the 18th, then published in London in 1728 by John Young, heir to the Playford publishing concerns. The dance and tune was picked up by rival London publisher John Walsh and appears his Compleat Country Dancing Master (London, 1718, with editions in 1731 and 1754) and his Complete Country Dancing Master, Volume the Fourth (c. 1740).

Wolverton Hall, Warwickshire, England was situated near the river Avon not far from Warwick Castle, and was home to the Stanton family in the 17th century.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Barlow (The Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford’s Dancing Master), 1985; p. 66. Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes, vol. 2), 2005; p. 145.

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