Charles Street Bath (2)

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CHARLES STREET, BATH [2]. AKA – “Charles Street Bank.” AKA and see “Charles Street Walk.” “Circus (2) (The).” English, Scottish; Reel. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Howe): AAB (Gow): AABB (Peacock). Glen (1891) finds the tune earliest in print in Joshua Campbell's 1778 collection (p. 34). Glasgow publisher James Aird printed the tune twice; in his first volume of Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs (1782) he gave it as “Charles Street Bank,” while in his vol. 4 (1786) he printed it as “Charles Street, Bath.” London publishers Charles and Samuel Thompson called it “Charles Street Walk.” American musicians manuscripts (Henry Beck and George Bush) give it as “Circus (2) (The).” Charles Street is an exceedingly common street name in English speaking countries, however, there is a Charles Street in Bath, England.

Bath, Somerset, England, was a fashionable town in the Georgian era, whose cache as a prime resort for the gentry stretched well through the next century. The assembly rooms [1] were among the best in England.

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Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1), 1782; No. 82, p. 29. Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4), 1796; No. 153, p. 58. Gow (Complete Repository, Part 4), 1817; p. 35. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 70. Johnson (A Further Collection of Dances, Marches, Minuetts and Duetts of the Latter 18th Century), 1998; p. 13. Peacock ( Peacock’s Tunes), c. 1805; No. 15, p. 6. Robert Ross (Choice Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances & Strathspeys), Edinburgh, 1780; p. 29. Charles & Samuel Thompson (Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances Vol. III.) , 1765-72; p. 154.

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