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X:1 T:Calabria M:2/4 L:1/8 B:Graupner - A Collection of Country Dances and Cotillions (Boston, c. 1808, No. 5) B:,0.593,1.13,0.647,0 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F cffg|a2 gf|a2 gf|eg g2|cffg|a2 gf|dgfe|f2f2:| |:f2ed|cA A2|BGAF|EG G2|f2 ed|cAAd|BGGE|F2F2:|]

CALABRIA. AKA - "Calibria," "Calabrea." American, English, Scottish; Country Dance and Reel (2/4 or cut time). F Major (Graupner, Lowe): G Major (Riley): D Major (Manson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Calabria is a region in Italy; the toe of the 'boot'. The provenance of the tune is unknown, however, it was printed in a few British and American musicians' collections as well as in Scottish, American and London-published collections in the early- to mid- 19th century.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - J. Ball (The Gentleman's Amusement Book 3), London, 1815; p. 21. Graupner (A Collection of Country Dances and Cotillions), Boston, c. 1808; No. 5, p. 2. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 6), 1844-45; p. 21. James Manson (Hamilton’s Universal Tune Book vol. 1), 1844; p. 65. Edward Riley (Riley's Flute Melodies, vol. 2), New York, 1817; No. 117, p. 36. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 227. George Willig (Willig's Collection of Popular Country Dances, No. 2), Philadelphia, c. 1812; p. 4.

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