Do You Know Jack Adams's Parish

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DO YOU KNOW JACK ADAMS'S PARISH. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. According to Captain Grose et al's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1811), 'Jack Adams' was a term meaning "a fool", while "among the 'lower orders'", 'Jack Adams's Parish' was Clerkenwell. Why Clerkenwell was so called is unknown.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Longman & Co. (Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1770), 1770; p. 33.

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