Bonny Nell

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 Theme code Index    3127L 16L7L5L
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:William Chappell
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Popular Music of the Olden Time vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 23
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1859
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

BONNY NELL. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Chappell states the tune was originally a ballad tune, though the words had been lost by his time. He found a few references to the ballad, one as early as 1622 when it was mentioned in The Anatomie of the English Nunnery at Lisbon and was apparently a favorite with the nuns of the convent. The melody appears in Apollo's Banquet for the Treble Violin (1670).

Printed source: Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Time), vol. 2, 1859; p. 23.

X: 1
T:Bonny Nell
S:Apollo's Banquet for the Treble Violin (1670)
N:I added a sharp to the 'c' in the 7th measure, first stain
N:The c sharp in the 6th measure was given
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
d|(B3 G2)c|(A3 F2)B|GFG E2A|(F3 D2)D|G2G ABc|
B2B B^cd|e2d d2^c|(d3 d2)||A|A>BA ABc|d>ed d2c|
B>AG G2F|E3 B2B|C2D EFG|G2A F2G|ABc A2F|(G3G2)||

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