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DUKE AND NO DUKE. English, Jig. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody is unique to London publishers Charles and Samuel Thompson's 1757 country dance collection. A Duke and No Duke; or, Trampolin's Vagaries was a farce in two acts written in 1684 by Nahum Tate and produced at Drury Lane, and was based on an earlier work by Cokain called Trappolin Creduto Principe; Trappolin suppos'd a Prince (1656). It continued as a farce and was adapted as a ballad opera and a "comic melodramatic" burletta, and remained popular until the early 19th century.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), 1757; No. 57.

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