X:1 T:Damme M:C L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:Elias Howe – Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7 (Boston, 1880-1882, p. 618) B: http://ks4.imslp.net/files/imglnks/usimg/c/c7/IMSLP601433-PMLP562790-ONeill_Rare_Medium_M40_M8_v6.7_text.pdf Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C c2B2c2 B>A|G>FE>F G2E2|D>E F>G A>B cB/A/|G2B2c2C2:| c>de2 c>de2|c>de>f d>BA>G|c>de2 c>d2|c>de>f g3a| g>fe>d c>BA>e|f2 A>e f3e|f>ed>c B>A GF/E/|F2G2c4||
DAMME. English, Country Dance Tune (whole time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune with directions for a country dance was first printed in Henry Playford's Dancing Master 11th edition (1701). It was retained in the long-running Dancing Master series through the 18th and final edition of 1728, published at that time by John Young, heir to the Playford music publishing concerns.