Guess what this tune gets used for, and where.
A Scottish. Which means it’s from France (well, it could be from Sweden, but it’s not).
I think the way I’ve put the repeats in this one makes the dance and the tune different lengths, which would be awkward…
From the Musick Meeting, where it’s from Kynaston. That’s Nathaniel Kynaston from Shropshire (the same neck of the woods as highwayman Wild Humphrey Kynaston), not Edward Kynaston, a contemporary actor.
See discussion from yesterday.
Back to chipping away at the backlog that is Playford’s Dancing Master.
I’m not sure what they found cheery in this tune, maybe it was named ironically by puritans.
I know this to be a dance because Rose Hips have danced to it as played by their band, Greengage (also it’s in dance manuals). There’s also a song, about Apollo and the nymph.