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BACCHUS DEFEAT. AKA - "Bacchus Defeated." English, Air, Country Dance Tune or Minuet (3/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. In addition to its appearance in Daniel Wright's 1740 country dance collection (printed in London by John Johnson), the melody appears in John Walsh's Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing Master, 3rd Edition (London, 1735, p. 201, and in the subsequent edition of 1749, p. 201). The song "Bacchus Defeated" (to which this tune is the air) was printed on various period song-sheets.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Wright (Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances), 1740; p. 74.

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