X:1 T:Dutch Ship M:6/8 L:1/8 B:John Moore music manuscript (Shropshire c. 1837-40, Book 2, p. 85) B: https://www.vwml.org/topics/historic-dance-and-tune-books/Moore2 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D G2G GAB|G2G GAB|A2A ABc|BAG FED| G2G GAB|G2G2G2|Bcd edc|d3 d3:| |:FED FED|A2A ABc|BAG BAG|c2c cde| dcB AGF|G3 G3:|]
DUTCH SHIP. English, Jig (6/8 time). England, Shropshire. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The 'A' strain is eight bars while the 'B' strain is six, similar to "Dutch Skipper (1) (The)": included by Northumbrian musician William Vickers in his 1770 manuscript collection.