Dublin Bay (1)

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DUBLIN BAY. AKA and see "We'll Wed and We'll Bed." English, Country Dance Tune (12/8 time). C Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB'. The tune dates to 1713 when it was published as a longways dance in the Second Volume of John Young's Dancing Master (London) as "We'll Wed and We'll Bed", the "Dublin Bay" title being an unfortunate and rather modern substitution due to the risque nature of the original title. The tune and dance were retained by Young in subsequent editions through the last, in 1728. The name Dublin is derived from the Gaelic dubh linne, or 'the black pool'.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986.

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