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X:2 T:Ap Shenkin M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Goulding - Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1808 (London) Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock Z:abcs's:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G d/c/|B2B Bgf|{f}e2 e efg|ded dcB|BAA A2 d/c/| B2B Bgf|e2 e efg|ded cBA|G2G G2:|| g/a/|b2g a2f|gfe dcB|cde dgB|BAA A2 g/a/| b2g a2f|gfe agf|bag fge|dgf edc| B2B Bgf|{f}e2e efg|ded dcB|BAA A2 d/c/| B2B Bgf|e2 e efg|ded cBA|G2G G2||



AP SHENKIN. AKA and see "Dear Little Island (The)," "Tempest (1)." Welsh, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABA. There are numerous titles for the tune. The "Ap Shenkin" title comes from Parry ("Bard Alaw") in his book The Welsh Harper (vol. 1, p. 105), with the attribution: "Composed by J. Parry, 1803."

Samuel Bayard collected a version of the tune in southwestern Pennsylvania in the 1930's as an untitled square dance tune in the reportoire of fiddler and singer Samuel Losch (a middle-aged man who had been born in Juniata County).


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Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 506, p. 461 (appears as "Square Dance"). Button & Whitaker's Selection of Dances, Reels and Waltzes for the Piano Forte, Harp Violin, & German Flute, No. 8, 1815; p. 24. William Cahusac (The German Flute Preceptor), c. 1814; p. 15. Goulding (Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1808), 1808; No. 2. Graupner (A Collection of Country Dances and Cotillions), Boston, c. 1808; No. 6, p. 3. Kennedy (Fiddler's Tune-Book, vol. 1), No. 93, p. 46. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880's; No. 258, p. 29. Laybourn (Köhler's Violin Repository, vol. 3), 1885; p. 258–259. Riley (Flute Melodies, vol. 1), 1814; p. 58.






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