Maiden Lane barndance

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Maiden Lane has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Maiden Lane
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d3 c BA G2 | g2 f2 g2 d2 | g2 f2 g2 dc | B2 A2 G4 :|
|: ABcd e2 A2 | c2 B2 A3 z | e2 e2 e2 dc |BABc A4 :|
|: d2 Bc d2 Bc | dcBA B2 G2 | d2 Bc dedc | B2 A2 G4 :|
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X: 2
T: Maiden Lane
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:"A"e2>d cBA2|a2g2 a2e2|a2g2 a2ed|c2"E"B2 "A"A4:|
|:"Bm"Bcde f2b2|d2c2 b2f2|f2f2 f2ed|"F#"cBcd "Bm"B4:|
|:"A"e2cd e2cd|edcB c2A2|e2cd "D"efed|"A"c2"E"B2 "A"A4:|
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Three comments

A tune that was played at I session that I attended in Bristol (UK) yesterday evening.

Quite old - it’s in the first edition of Playford (1651).

I’m not a huge fan of Playford tunes - but I quite like this one.

X:2 in A major. I quite like the modulation to the relative dorian mode for the second part, mind you there’s no instance of the sixth scale degree, so it could go either way (B dorian or B minor).