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Subject: John Buttrey Manuscript

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No. 8 - A Retreat

Another "Retreat" from the Buttrey Manuscript

Nobody Coming To Marry Me

A song melody from the John Buttrey manuscript. (Notes on sheet music) 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 ...

No No Not I My Love - A Retreat

John Buttrey Manuscript This melody could be that of the song "Oh No Not I" which contains the line "Oh [no] no not I my love" in some versions. A Newfoundland sailor was walking in the Strand He met a pretty fair maid and took her by the hand Will you ...

Opera Hornpipe

From the Buttrey Manuscript There have been a couple of different "Opera Hornpipes" over the years. One almost identical to this one also appears in the R.Hughes MS, 1823 - Whitchurch,Shropshire, UK (via Traditional Tune Archive)

Pandean Dance in Tekili

From the John Buttrey Manuscript This tune comes from a ballad opera by English composer James Hook (1746-1827) "Tekeli, or the Siege of Montgatz" - 1806. This tune appears in numerous manuscripts and published works from the period. melodies to some of...

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