Draper's Gardens (2)

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DRAPER'S GARDENS [2]. English, Country Dance Tune (3/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was a new inclusion to the long-running Dancing Master series, inserted by Henry Playford into the 13th edition of 1706. It was retained in the Dancing Master through the 18th and final edition of 1728 (then published in London by John Young). "Draper's Gardens" subsequently was printed in London publisher John Walsh's Compleat Dancing Master, vol. 1 (1718), and reprinted by Walsh in his third edition (1731). The dance later became associated with a different tune--see "Draper's Gardens (1)" or "Margravine's Waltz (The)".

Playford also included another new tune in his 13th edition, "Draper's Maggot," and one might easily surmise the two tunes together are connected with the Draper's Guild, once one of the most powerful companies in London.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Barlow (Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's Dancing Master), 1985; No. 523, p. 117.

Recorded sources:




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