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BLEW BREECHES. English, Country Dance Tune or Jig (6/4 time). D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. In addition to Daniel Wright's 1740 country dance collection (printed in London by John Johnson), the melody appears in John Walsh's Third Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (London, 1735, p. 178, and in the subsequent edition of 1749, p. 168).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Wright (Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances), 1740; p. 96.

Recorded sources:




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