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X:1 T:Bon Gout M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:William Clark of Lincoln music manuscript collection (1770, No. 14, p. 9) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D d2d c2c|efe efg|d2d c2c|ecA A3| d2d c2c|efe efg|afd gec|d3:| |:f2f fed|g2g efg|f2d d2f|ecA A2a| faf def|gbg efg|afd gec|d3 D3:|]

BON GOUT. AKA and see "Fast (The)," "Lads of Bonny Town," "Well Done Jack (5)." English, Country Dance Tune and Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was entered into the 1770 music copybook of fiddler William Clark of Lincoln. Bon Goût is French for 'good taste'. Bruce Olson found the tune in another music manuscript in the British Library (MS Addl. 23971, p. 96b), also dated to the 1770's as "Lee [sic] Bon Gout."

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