Derby Captain (The)

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X:1 T:Derby Captain, The M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Slip Jig and Country Dance B:Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (March, 1756, p. 127) B: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433081663381&view=1up&seq=37 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb B3 DEF GAB|cde deB AGF|B3 DEF GAB|cec AFA B3:| |:f3 dBd gbg|=ece fcB AGF|d3 BdB GAB|AGF =ECE F3:|]



DERBY CAPTAIN, THE. English, Slip Jig and Country Dance Tune (9/8 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The Eunuch; or, The Derby Captain by Thomas Cooke was a satirical farce first staged at the Theatre Royal in London in 1737 and starred Charles Macklin. It was chiefly taken from the Eunuchus and Miles Gloriosus of Plautus. It was "leveled at those English emereti whose regiments were disbanded after the Treaty of Utrecht, and who sipped their Derbyshire ale at a famous tavern in Covent Garden."


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Printed sources : - John Hinton (The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure), March, 1756; p. 127. John Johnson (Two Hundred Favourite Country Dances, vol. 8), 1757; p. 63.






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