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England Quadrilles No. 5

G.W. Bennett Manuscript - 1860 This tune is a glorious mash-up of three famous pieces. "The Downfall of Paris" - an 18th century march that evolved into the Appalachian fiddle tune "Mississippi Sawyer", "See The Conquering Hero Comes" - from Handel's ...

Handsome Plowboy, The

From the G.W. Bennett MS. This tune can be found in other sources, including "O'Neill's Music of Ireland" (1907) It is more often written out in the key of A. I "corrected" a couple of notes which I have made note of on the sheet music.

Jones' Hornpipe

G.W. Bennett Manuscript - 1860 This tune appears in Irish and North American sources as, "Morning Fair", "Tomorrow Morning", "Texarkana Hornpipe". I didn't find it anywhere else under the title "Jones'". It is very much in the style of Rickett's Hornpipe...

Morpeth Rant

G.W. Bennett Manuscript - 1860 This tune was untitled in the manuscript but is a version of "Morpeth Rant", a dance tune from Northumberland (in the north of England) that seems to have appeared on the scene in about 1800 and remains current to this day....

Polly Won't You Try Me O?

G.W. Bennett Manuscript - 1860 The melody to a famous Minstrel era song "Kemo Kimo" - The words, from another source, are printed on the sheet music. The first verse and chorus of this 19th century American song which exists in many forms. It was even r...

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