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Rozza Folklore: Country Dance Tunes (43) RE: Folklore: Country Dance Tunes 17 Sep 12

I can't see on the VMP website any statement about a "large proportion of practicing dance musicians all over Britain kept notebooks full of tunes accurately copied from printed books".

Certainly many manuscript books were copied from printed sources, but many were also noted down by ear. The degree of variation in, for example, a well-known tune like "Off She Goes" or "Speed the Plough" is evidence of this.

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