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X:1 % T:Billy Dimple M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:John Walsh – Caledonian Country Dances vol. II (c. 1737, No. 301, p. 41) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F F|A(cc)d/e/ f(cc)e|(d/e/f) cB/A/ G>AGA|B(dd)e f(ee)g|ed/c/ dc/=B/ c3:| |:C|EGGB Beeg|(3gfe (3dcB {B}A3G|F(AA)(c c)(ff)e/d/|cB/A/ BA/G/ F3:|]



BILLY DIMPLE. English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Billy Dimple" was a song by Thomas Collett. A 'Billy Dimple' was a macaroni, or a primping, fashionably dressed young man, often portrayed as vain and arrogant but who was not always effete. Billy Dimple could also be a womanizer, as was the character of the same name in Royal Tyler's American play The Contrast [1] (1787).
The Macaroni Painter, or Billy Dimple Sitting for his Picture


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - John Johnson (A Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol.5), 1750; p. 73. John Walsh (Caledonian Country Dances vol. II), c. 1737; No. 301, p. 41.

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