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I have been favored by Mr. Barrett with a song, " 0 come ye from Newcastle?" as still current in the North of England; but, doubting its antiquity, I have not thought it desirable to print it in this collection.
This tune is to be found in every edition of The Dancing Master. Pepys mentions it in the following account of a court ball, in the reign of Charles II.:
" 31 Dec, 1662. By and bye comes the King and Queene, the Duke and Duchess, and all the great ones; and after seating themselves, the King takes out the Duchesse of York; and the Duke, the Duchesse of Buckingham; the Duke of Monmouth, my Lady Castlemaine; and so on, other lords other ladies; and they danced the Bvansle. After that, the King led a lady a single Coranto : and then the rest of the lords, one after another, other ladies : very nohlc it was, and great pleasure to see. Then to Country-dances; the King leading the first, which he called for, which was Cuckolds all a row, the old dance of England."
It became a party tune of the Cavaliers, who sang the songs of JSey, loys, up
» The two last lines are supplied from a song written to complete the fragment, by the late Mr. George Macfarrcn.