Dr. Fauster's Tumblers
X: 1 T:Dr. Faustus' Tumblers M:4/4 L:1/4 Q:1/4=140 R:Polka Z:Steve Mansfield August 2001 K:D A | "D" dAde | fdfg | a2 gf | "A" e/d/e/f/ e A | "D" dAde | fdfg | a2 gf | "A" e3 :| |:A | "D" A G/A/ FA | A G/A/ FA | dcBe | c B/c/ Aa | "D" a g/a/ ff | f e/f/ dd | Fd E "A" c | "D" d3 :||
DOCTOR FAUSTER'S TUMBLERS. AKA – "Dr. Faustus' Tumblers." English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune can be found in a number of 18th century publications, including Playford's Dancing Master (London, 1726, pp. 3 & 200—the long running series was at that time published by John Young), Walsh's New Country Dancing Master, 3rd Book (London, 1728, p. 7), Walsh's Third Book of the Compleat Country Dancing Master (London, 1735, pp. 6 & 144), Walsh's Compleat Country Dancing Master, Volume the Fifth (London, c. 1754, pg. 202). Irish musicologist Grattan Flood (1913) speculated that this tune might be an ancestor of air and march "British Grenadiers (The)."