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X:1 T:Burford Races M:6/8 L:1/8 B:Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3 (London, 1773) Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc's:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D dfa agf|efd cBA|Bcd efg|fed cBA| dfa agf|efd cBA|Bgf edc|d3 D3:| |:DFA DFA|EGB EGB|DFA DFA|dcB AFD| DFA DFA|EGB EGB|ced cAc|d3 D3:||



BURFORD RACES. English, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in Thompson's Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1767, and Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3 (London, c. 1773), and in James Gillespie Manuscript (1768, Perth). It also appears in the music manuscript copybook of Henry Beck (1786), and in the large mid-19th century manuscript collection of Manchester, England, musician John Roose. The Burford Races, Oxfordshire, were one of England's earliest major horse races, established by the 'Merry Monarch', Charles II.


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Printed sources : - Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1773; No. 61.






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