Cheshire Round three-two

Cheshire Round has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Cheshire Round
R: three-two
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: f2 ef gf ed fg a2 | b2e4 d2 c2 A2 | f2 ef gf ed fg a2 | A2 d4 A2 F2 D2 :|
|: B2 AB =cB AG F2 D2 | E2 e4 d2c2A2 | B2 AB =cB AG F2 E2 | D2d4 A2 F2 D2:|
X: 2
T: Cheshire Round
R: three-two
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: f2 ef gf ed fg a2 | b2e4 d2 c2 A2 | f2 ef gf ed fg a2 | A2 d4 A2 F2 D2 :|]
|: B2 AB =cB AG F2 D2 | E2 e4 d2c2A2 | B2 AB =cB AG F2 E2 | D2d4 A2 F2 D2:|]
|: D4 C4 D2 F2 | G4 ^G4 A4 | D4 ^C4 B,4 | A,2 B,2 =C2 ^C2 D4 :|]
|: G4 F4 D4 | C4 B,4 A,4 | G4 E4 A,4 | D4 C4 D4 :|]
X: 3
T: Cheshire Round
R: three-two
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: f2ef gfed f2a2 | b2e2- e2d2 c2A2 | f2ef gfed dcBA | d2D2- D2A2 F2D2 :|
|: B2AB =cBAG F2D2 | E2e2- e2d2 c2A2 | B2AB =cBAG FGA^c | [D2A2]d2- d2A2 F2D2 :|

Three comments

Duplication?

I wonder. The Cheshire Rounds that’s here already has similarities with the tune mentioned as Shropshire Rounds in William Chappell’s Popular Music of the Olden Time: they’re on the same page.
Since they also appear in Playford’s Dancing Master both tunes must go back to at least the 17th century.
Although they are supposed to be played very fast (according to Chappell) they are beautiful in a moderate tempo.
Added below Cheshire Round in a slightly revised version of Chappell’s arrangement. Try it in any combination of two instruments (from soprano and alto recorder to hurdy gurdy and electric guitar) and enjoy!

X: 1
T: Cheshire Rounds
S: William Chappell - Popular Music of the Olden Time
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
V: 1
|: f2 ef gf ed fg a2 | b2e4 d2 c2 A2 | f2 ef gf ed fg a2 | A2 d4 A2 F2 D2 :|]
|: B2 AB =cB AG F2 D2 | E2 e4 d2c2A2 | B2 AB =cB AG F2 E2 | D2d4 A2 F2 D2:|]
V: 2
|: D4 C4 D2 F2 | G4 ^G4 A4 | D4 ^C4 B,4 | A,2 B,2 =C2 ^C2 D4 :|]
|: G4 F4 D4 | C4 B,4 A,4 | G4 E4 A,4 | D4 C4 D4 :|]

X:3 “Cheshire Round”

A few other options for this one, primary variations in the last two bars of both parts, taking those extensions low and high ( D2- D2 / d2- d2 ) …