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The tune became very popular from her dancing. It was printed in many collections as a country-dance; was arranged with variations for the harpsichord, as Miss Dawson's Hornpipe; was introduced in Love in a Village (1762), asjbe housemaid's song; and is still sung in children's games as " Here wejjo round the mulberry-bush."
I have already spoken of English country-dances having been fashionable in France, and have now before me one of the printed collections of those dances, in which Nancy Dawson is included, as the " sixieme Anglaise de la Reine." It is the " 5eme- Recueil d'Anglaises, arrangees avec leurs Traits, telle quel se danse che la Reine. Mis au jour par M. Landrin, M"*- de Danse, et Compositeur des traits des Contre-Danse. Prix 18s. le recueil. A Paris, chez Landrin Md- de Musique et Mtre- de Danse, Riie des Boucheries St. Germains, proche le petit Marche, et chez M^e- Castagnery, Rue des Prouvairs, et aux addresses ordinaires." 8vo., n.d.
The words are printed in The Bullfinch and other collections of songs, as well as under one of the engraved portraits.

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