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X:1 T:Wood Lark M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Dance B: Young – Second Volume of the Dancing Master, 1st edition (1710, No. 182) K:F fg|agfa gfeg|f2c2c2f2|g2a2b2a2|gfed c2 fg| agfa gfeg|f2c2 (fa) c2|B2A2 G3F|F4-F2:| |:cB|AFAc AFAc|BGBd BGBd|Acde fgag|e4 c2 ag| fafc fafc|egec egec|faga (ba)g2|f4-f2:|]

WOOD LARK. English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody, with directions for a country dance, appears in all four editions of London publisher John Young's Second Volume of the Dancing Master (1710-1728). It was also printed by John Walsh in The New Country Dancing Master. . . 2d Book (London, 1710), and his The Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (1719). An identical version to John Young's was entered into Edinburgh fiddler and writing master David Young's (no relation) MacFarlane Manuscript (c. 1741).

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Printed sources : - David Young (A Collection of Scotch Airs with the latest Variations, AKA - The McFarlane Manuscript), c. 1741; No. 223, p. 271.

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