Air in Harlequin Ranger (1)

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X:1 T:Air in Harlequin Ranger [1] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Neil Stewart – “Select Collection of Scots, English, Irish and Foreign B:Airs, Jiggs & Marches, vol. 1” (1784, p. 3, No. 7) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D d2d a2a|Tfef d3|D2D E2F|G2A F>ED| d2d a2a|Tfef d3|D2D E2F|G2A D3:| |:d2d a2a|d’c’b a3|A2A g2g|b>ag {g}f3| G2G e2e|g>fe d2d’|d2b a>gf|Te3 d3:|]



AIR IN HARLEQUIN RANGER [1]. English, Air (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Harlequin Ranger was a pantomime produced by David Garrick in Drury Lane, London, in 1751, a burlesque of Rich's Covent Garden pantomimes which mocked the entertainment of wire dancing and the antics of strange animal's in Rich's theatre. When Rich's friends attended Garrick's play, they attempted to disrupt the performance by throwing an apple at the comic actor Henry Woodward, who retorted with a sarcastic comment from the stage. A lawsuit ensued.

David Garrick
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Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Neil Stewart (A Select Collection of Scots English Irish and Foreign Airs Jiggs & Marches, vol. 1), 1788; No. 7, p. 3.

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