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BIENFACILE, LA. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A country dance imported from France, or written in imitation of the French style. The melody also appears in Edward Riley's Riley's Flute Melodies, vol. 2 (New York, 1817, p. 64), and the dance instructions were entered by Seabrook, New Hampshire, musician Jeremiah Brown into his music and dance commonplace book begun in 1782.

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Recorded sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite County Dances, vol. 5), 1788; No. 151, p. 76.




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