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DOUBLE THE CAPE. AKA and see "Dick's Maggot." English, Triple Hornpipe (3/2 time). England, North-West. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody, with "Double the Cape" as the primary title, appears in all four editions of the second volume of the Dancing Master [1], issued 1710-1728 (published by John Young in London). It was also printed with the "Cape" title by the Walsh's in London in their Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (editions of 1719, 1735 & 1749).

To 'double the Cape' was a phrase that meant to sail around the southern end of Africa, the Cape of Good Hope.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Knowles (Northern Frisk), 1988; No. 35. Young (Second Volume of the Dancing Master), 1710; p. 63.

Recorded sources:




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