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Title     Newcastle
History     Simpson feels that the surviving tune is not the one which had some
  currency in Elizabethan days. He points out that wrenchings of accent
  are necessary to accomplish the fit of Playford's dance tune to a
  curious fragment of text found in the 18th century Percy folio MS, a
  source of dubious authenticity itself.
  Came you not from
  Newcastle?
  Came yee not there away? &c
  It is quite possible that
  this dance was inspired by William, Duke of Newcastle, a royalist who
  remained in London and bent his interests towards the theatre during
  the interregnum.
Time_Signature     4/4
Key_Signature     G

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Contributed by Paul Sherwood Sun Mar 2 21:22:47 2008
Last edited Sun May 20 13:39:19 2012

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