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X:1 T:Ace of Diamonds M:2/4 L:1/8 Q:"Allegretto" O:"Danish" R:Country Dance Tune B:Robbins Collection of 200 Jigs, Reels and Country Dances (NY, 1933; No. 118, p. 38) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G [B2g2] [Gd]e/d/|[GB][GB] [GB]c/B/|[FA][FA] [FA]B/-A/|1 GG G2:|2 G3 G|| [G3B3][Ac]|[B3d3][ce]|dccd|cBBG|[G3B3][Ac]|[B3d3][Bg]| [Af]>[Af] [Af][Af]|[B3g3]g|e>e g>e|e-d.d.d|.f.f.f.f| .a.g.g.g|[ce][ce] [eg]>[ce]|e-d.d.d f>f ff|[B2g2]z2||



ACE OF DIAMONDS. Danish (Originally), American; Contra Dance Tune (4/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBC. Laufman indicates the children's couple dance, and presumably the tune, are from Scandinavia. This is confirmed by the parenthetical "Danish" in the Robbins collection.


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Printed sources : - Laufman (Okay, Let's Try a Contra, Men on the Right, Ladies on the Left, Up and Down the Hall), 1973; p. 21. Robbins Music Corp. (The Robbins collection of 200 jigs, reels and country dances), New York, 1933; No. 118, p. 38.






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