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COLOSSEUM, THE. AKA and see "Coliseum," "Harlequin Gambols," "Harlequin Hornpipe (4)," "Kay's Hornpipe," "Pet of the House." Scottish, Irish; Hornpipe. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Kerr): AABB (Honeyman). The tune appears earliest under the title "Harlequin Gambols" as a country dance in Samuel, Ann and Peter Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (London, 1788). The first strain is shared with "Murillo's Lesson," an American shape-note hymn and air. See also note for "Once upon My Cheek."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Honeyman (Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor), 1898; p. 44. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 60. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 1; No. 4, p. 42.