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CLERKENWELL ASSEMBLY. English, Country Dance Tune (12/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The following if from Charles Rivington's (1754-1831) journal, 1779:

Feb. 21. Went to Clerkenwell Assembly. It was a very full meeting. I danced two minuets before the country dances. I had for my partner a Miss Rush, to whom I was introduced by Mr. Bristowe. There were two sisters there, and I danced with the youngest. She is a smart young lady about seventeen or eighteen. The two last dances we did not go down, but played a rubber at whist.

Rivington was a bookseller in in St. Paul's Churchyard.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Longman & Co. (Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1770), 1770; p. 32. Longman, Lukey & Broderip (Bride's Favourite Collection of 200 Select Country Dances, Cotillons), 1776; p. 32.

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