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GIPSIE'S ROUND. AKA and see "Upon a Summer’s Day." English, Country Dance Tune (6/4 time). G Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The air appears in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, set or composed by the famous English composer William Byrd. Chappell notes that round dances were as popular as longways dances in England, and that they were as in as much favor at the Elizabethan-era court as at the countryside Maypole. Gypsies were often depicted in old plays as singing, dancing, or making music.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Time), vol. 1, 1859; p. 255.

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