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Source: Clive Carey's ms in Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
Place Collected: Longborough
Date collected: 22 March 1913
Collector: Carey, Clive

Henry “Harry” Taylor was 68 in 1910. He had led the Longborough morris. The last time that Taylor danced with a side was at the Jubilee of 1887. Cecil Sharp noted his dances with the tunes, which Taylor sang to him; he is said to have never learnt an instrument, though Kenworthy Schofield implies that he was a fiddler. Clive Carey also noted some of his tunes.

Country Garden appeared on page 37 of the Quaker’s Opera, published in London about 1728.