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X:1 T:Bob in the Bed [Planxty Connor] S:Johnson's Choice Coll'n of 200 CD's, III, 1744 Q:1/4=120 L:1/8 M:6/8 K:G G3/2A/G FED|E2FG2A|B2Gc2A|B2Gc2A| B3/2c/d EFG|A3/2B/c FED|E3/2F/G AGF|G3G,3:| |:d3/2e/d d2d|e2fg3|c3/2d/c cBA|c2de3| c3/2d/c EFG|A3/2B/c FED|E3/2F/G AGF|G3G,3:|]

BOB IN THE BED. AKA - "Bob in Bed with Bess." AKA and see "Belfast Almanac (The)," "Garson's Quadrille," "Harlequin's Lament for the Loss of Colomtine," "Irish Air (1)," "Jackson's Shaving Brush," "John O'Connor," "Planxty Mrs. O'Connor." English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). G Major (most versions): D Major (Howe). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is a version of Turlough O'Carolan's air "John O'Connor." It appears under the "Bob in the Bed" title in John Johnson's 1744 collection (see below), David Rutherford's Compleat Collection of 200 of the Most Celebrated Country Dances (1756), John Walsh's Fourth Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (1747), and the American Village Fifer (Exeter, N.H., 1808).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882, p. 604. Johnson (Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1744; p. 61.

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