Drunken Wives in Pearson's Close (The)
DRUNKEN WIVES IN PEARSON'S CLOSE, THE. Scottish, Country Dance Tune (4/4 time). A 'close' is an alleyway that lets out into a courtyard surrounded by buildings. The melody appears in the Bodleian Manuscript (in the Bodelian Library, Oxford) and is inscribed "A Collection of the Newest Country Dances Performed in Scotland written at Edinburgh by D.A. Young, W.M. 1740." Pearson's Close is in Edinburgh, in which were located printing and bookselling businesses.
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