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fadings THE WINTER'S TALE, iv. 4. 193. “This word [fading], which was the burden of a popular Irish song, gave name to a dance, frequently noticed by our old dramatists. Both the song and the dance appear to have been of a licentious kind.” Gifford's note on Jonson's Works, vol. vii. p. 240.The Fading is the name of an Irish dance, but With a fading (or fadding) seems to be used as a nonsense-burden, like Derry down, Hey nonny, nonny no, etc.” Chappell's Popular Music of the Olden Time, vol. i. p. 235, sec. ed.

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