“Nancy Under The Hill” / “Nancy Under t’Hill”
This is a curious tune timing wise, and I tend to make that worse by the way I play it, the first transcription. The second take is from a local collection, "Furness Tradition Tunebook", compiled by Mike Kermode, 2001. In the book there are tunes ascribed to ‘The Browne Manuscripts’, but there’s nothing to explain this source. Any information on that would be appreciated. I have been looking but so far without any positive results, but then it could be right under my nose and the way I’m semi-conscious lately I’d probably miss it.
A friend was asking for some ‘local’ music, and as things go I’ve picked up and played a few odd ones, including this, but ~ it’s fun in a quirky sort of way… 8-)
“Nancy Under The Hill” ~ going crooked with it :-)
For the craic, the third take…
Nancy Under The Hill
Ref the Browne Manuscript……go to www.village-music-project.org.uk…then the Manuscript Room and look under "B" for the Brown Family MSS. Here you will get all the details about this Cumbrian family’s music collection. Hope this is useful -The tunes are all in ABC.
Nancy Under The Hill
Another version of this tune?
T: Nancy under the Hill
Z: 2010 John Chambers <jc:trillian.mit.edu>
B: Longman ed. "Twenty Four Country Dances", p.32 London 1770
|: d3 f3 e2d cBA | B2c d2B A2G FED | d3 f3 e2d cBA | Bcd edc d3 D3 :|
|: f3 a3 agf g3 | f2d c2d e3 A3 | Bcd cde def efg | fed edc d3 D3 :|
The Village Music Project
Duh! :-P Thanks Alex, much appreciated. I should know to check out ‘The Village Music Project’, and should do so regularly. I’m just slightly brain fried lately, many reason…
I prefer the 12/8 transcription of this one… I had hesitated putting it there but think I’ll make that change.
The Browne Family Manuscripts ~ The Village Music Project
~ "The Browne family came from the village of Troutbeck, 3 miles from the town of Windermere in the old County of Westmorland in the English Lake District, which since the boundary changes of 1974 has formed part of the new County of Cumbria. The family farm at Troutbeck is now in the possesion of The National Trust." ~