n.1.A certain old dance.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Tinternell The title derives, perhaps, from the Italian tentalora or tientalora, from tienti alora, a dialect form of tienti all'ombra ('keep yourself in the shade').
A further difficulty is that, according to the theory of the paired tunes, this tune should also fit the dance, 'Tinternell', but, because of its six-bar opening section, it does not.
Tinternell Although the tune of 'Turkelony' does not fit the dance called 'Tinternell' as it should, according to the theory stated above, a cittern setting of a tune called 'Tinternell' matches not only the dance of the same name but is also more suitable for the choreography of 'Turkelony', a feature due to its very accommodating form: for if a double bar line is inserted after the third beat in bar four, the result is a piece in two sections each consisting of four bars beginning on the upbeat.(82)
Even a poem like Gascoigne's "In prime of lustie yeares," composed in the deadly Poulter's Measure, acquires an unexpected suavity and lyricism when sung to the "Tinternell" melody that Gascoigne specified.