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Subject: John Buttrey Manuscript

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Hole In The Haycock (The)

A jig or 6/8 march from The John Buttrey manuscript. John Buttrey was a military musician in the Brititsh army who seems to have settled in the Peterborough area. His massive manuscript (close to 1000 tunes) dates roughly from the time of the Napoleonic...

Hor (The) - A Retreat

John Buttrey Manuscript. I suppose the title of this is probably more properly "The Whore". It is a curious setting of the 9/8 slip jig "The Jolly Gay Pedlar" forced into 6/8 time. I really can't guess whether this was intentional or accidental. 9/8 is a...

Jack Lattin

From The John Buttrey Manuscript. Also known as Jacky Layton and with several spellings of "Lattin", this (probably Irish) tune is known all over the British Isles as both a fiddle and pipe melody. (Uilleann and Northumbrian pipes) There seem to be a nu...

Justice Ballance

John Buttrey Manuscript The beginning of this tune - especially the first couple of bars, bears a strong resemblance to the air "O'Carolan's Draught", by Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan - 1670-1738. Justice Balance (with one "l") was a character in a r...

Lazy Maid (The)

John Buttrey Manuscript. Saskia Tomkins plays it in the sound file linked below.

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