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X:1 % T:Boulanger, La M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:Dale’s Collection of Reels and Dances (1798-1803) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D Addd|dddd|egBe|{d}c2 BA| Addd|dddd|egBc|d4:| |:F>EF>G|(3ABA D>G|F>EF>G|A2 D>G| F>EF>G|(3ABA D>G|F>EF>G|A2 D2:|



BOULANGER, LA. AKA - "The Baker," "La Boulangère." English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody and dance instructions were printed by Joseph Dale and appear in his Dale's Collection of Reels and Dances (1798-1803). Colin Hume points out that the article 'La' in the title indicates a female baker. It was the only dance that novelist Jane Austin mentioned by name in her books (e.g. Chapt. 3, Pride and Prejudice).

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Printed sources : - Christian (A Playford Assembly), 2015; p. 154.

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