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 Theme code Index    1231 7622
 Also known as    Crosby Square
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance, Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    ABB
 Editor/Compiler    Cecil Sharp
 Book/Manuscript title    Country Dance Tunes
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 73
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1909
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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CROSBEY SQUARE. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB (Sharp): AABB (Barnes). This country dance melody appears in latter editions of Playford's English Dancing Master, beginning with the fourteenth (1709), at that time published in London by John Young. and in Walsh's Compleat Country Dancing Master, Third Book, 1735. The 'B' part is slightly unusual in that it only has six measures. Crosby Square, Bishopsgate, London, takes its name from Sir John Crosby and was built c. 1671 when the ancient mansion of Crosby Hall was demolished. There was a garden or courtyard there at the time the tune was published in London.

Printed sources: Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909; p. 73.

T:Crosbey Square
S:Sharp - Country Dance Tunes  (1909)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
(E | A3) Bcd | c3 A2a | gef ecd | (B3 B2) (E | A3) Bcd | 
c3 A2a | gef ecd | (B3 B2) ||: c | df2 (c2B) | c e2 (B2c) | 
dcB cBA | G/A/BG E2f | efB B2A | (A3 A2) :||

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