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The passamezzo moderno
A 'Gregory' was a 16th-century term for a barber, possibly from the Irish 'gruagaire'. A lute, viol, or fiddle was part of the furniture of a barber's shop in the era and his customers, while waiting for a hair cut or a minor operation, would amuse themselves on the instruments provided.
"That name [the Gregory Walker] in derision they have given this quadrant pavane because it 'walketh' amongst the barbers and fiddlers more common than any other."