Friday 26 July 2013
Tune of the Day: Parson’s Farewell
Traditional English tune
This country dance tune was first published under the title “Parsons Farewell” by John Playford in the first edition of his The English Dancing Master (1651), but the melody clearly predates Playford. An earlier version of the melody can be found, for example, in the Skene Manuscript (circa 1615) under the title “Ostend”.