Tuesday 12 December 2017
Tune of the Day: The Northern Lass
Traditional English country dance
This old Northern England country dance tune first appeared in print in John Playford's Apollo's Banquet, published in London in 1669. It subsequently appears in several ballad operas, although in altered form, usually with the title “Lord Frog”, from a song written to it by Thomas D'Urfey which begins “Great Lord Frog to Lady Mouse”.
Thanks to Phil for suggesting this tune!