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Thread #60673   Message #971552
Posted By: masato sakurai
24-Jun-03 - 10:07 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Staines Morris
Subject: RE: Origins: Staines Morris
STAINES MORRIS is in the DT.

William Chappell married the tune and the lyrics in his Popular Music of the Olden Time, vol. 1 (1859, pp. 125-6), saying:
This tune is taken from the first edition of The Dancing Master. It is also in William Ballet's Lute Book (time of Elizabeth); and was printed as late as about 1760, in a Collection of Country Dances, by Wright.
The Maypole Song, in Actæon and Diana, seems so exactly fitted to the air, that, having no guide as to the one intended, I have, on conjecture, printed it with this tune.
~Masato