Destruction of the Bastile
X:1 T:Destruction of the Bastile M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune N:"Performed by Mr. King" Q:"Allegro" B:John Watlen - The Celebrated Circus Tunes (Edinburgh, 1791, p. 19) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G gg dd|B3d|GG AA|B/A/B/c/ B/A/B/c/|gg dd|B3d| GG AF|G2G2::dd BB|cc A2|dd BB|d/c/B/c/ A2| Bd/B/ A/B/c/A/|Bd/B/ A/B/c/A/|GG AF |G2 G2!End!:|| K:Gmin B2 AG|d3G|^FFGG|A^F D2| c3A|B3G|A2^F2|G2G2!D.C.!||
DESTRUCTION OF THE BASTILE. Scottish, March (2/4 time). G major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCAABB. The Bastille  was the hated state prison used by the Kings of France that was stormed by an aroused populace in July, 1789. It's capture and eventual destruction became a potent symbol of the French Revolution. It was also the source of some considerable anxiety among the nobility of other countries in Europe, Britain included, lest the 'popular contagion' spread to their lands. .
- Kim Baston, "The Celebrated Circus Tunes: Music and Musicians in an Eighteenth-Century Circus", Popular Entertainment Studies, Vol. 9, Issue 1-2, 2018, p. 9.