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X:1 T:Bobbing Joan M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:Hime - Forty Eight Original Irish Dances Never Before Printed B:with Basses, vol. 1 (Dublin, 1804, No. 6) F: Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F d<BB<G B2|d<BB<G Ac|dBBG B2|F/G/A/B/ cF Ac:| |:BdfB d2|BdfB df|gefd c2|FAcF Ac:|]

BOBBING JOAN. AKA - "Bob and Joan," "Bobbing Joe," "Bobbing John," etc. AKA and see "Patriotic Diggers (The)." English, Country Dance Tune (3/4 time). D Major (Howe, Riley): G Major (Wilson): F Major (Hime): E Minor (Offord). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Bobbing Joan" is the indicated tune for the song "The Massacre of McPherson" from the Ben Gaultier ballads[1].

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Printed sources : - Hime (Forty Eight Original Irish Dances Never Printed Before with Basses, vol. 1), Dublin, 1804; No. 6. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 73. Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 27. Edward Riley (Riley’s Flute Melodies vol. 1), New York, 1814; No. 143, p. 36. Wilson (Companion to the Ball Room), 1816; p. 28.

Recorded sources : - Beautiful Jo BEJOCD-36, Dave Shepherd & Becky Price - "Ashburnham" (from the Winder manuscript, early 19th century, Wyresdale, Lancashire).

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  1. Buck (ed.), Oxford Book of Song, 1932.