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.
X:1 T:Crosbey Square M:6/8 L:1/8 S:Sharp - Country Dance Tunes (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A (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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