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X:1 T:Blue Joak M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances (London, 1740, p. 86) Z:AK/FIddler's Companion K:G G2A BAG|d2=f A3|efg d2c|ABG FED| G2A BAG|d2 =f A3|efg d2c|BcA G3:| |:A2B cBA|e2d ^c3|d2e =fed|faAd3| efg d2g|c2g B3|Bcd G2d|F2d D3| efg d2c|BcA G3|efg d2c|BcA G3:|]



BLUE JOAK. AKA - "Blue Joke." English, Country Dance Tune or Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. In addition to Daniel Wright's 1740 country dance collection, the tune appears in John Walsh's The Third Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (London, 1735, p. 20, and the subsequent edition of 1749, p. 32). The title is one of a number of "Joke" country dances, such as "White Joak (The)," "Green Joke (The)," etc., that played to the success of the very popular dance and song "Black Joke (1) (The)."


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Printed sources : - Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 83. Wright (Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances), 1740; p. 86.






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