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canary a quick and lively dance, said to have originated in the Canary Islands,—an opinion which has been disputed: “make you dance canary,” ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, ii. 1. 73. ( “The Canaries [which . . . seems always to have had the same tune] is called ‘The Canaries, or The Hay,’ in Musick's Handmaid, 1678.” Chappell's Popular Music of the Olden Time, vol. i. p. 368, sec. ed.)

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