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LULL(E) ME BEYOND THEE. AKA and see "Northern Turtle," "Oil of Barley," "Cold and Raw," "Craigieburn Wood." English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 or 6/4 time). D Minor (Barnes, Sharp, Williamson): G Dorian (Chappell). Standard. ABB (Barnes, Sharp): AABC (Chappell): AABB (Williamson). The air was first published by Playford in his "The English Dancing Master" in editions from 1650 through 1690. Williamson (1976) states the tune is a variant to an earlier tune called "Oil of Barley" or "Cold and Raw," which was printed by Thomas d'Urfey in 1686, and that D'Urfey believed the tune to be Scots in origin. The English collector Chappell (1859) remarks that the air appears to have been known at first only as "a new Northern tune," but elsewhere he states that tunes so called were English rather than Scots, and that 'northern' refers not to Scotland but to the northern counties of England. Later the Scots national poet, Robert Burns, fashioned a song on this tune entitled "Craigieburn Wood." Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Times), Vol. 1, 1859; pgs. 320-321. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; pg. 46. Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909/1994; pg. 35. Williamson (English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish Fiddle Tunes), 1976; pg. 20.


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