Dutch Skipper (1) (The)
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DUTCH SKIPPER , THE. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). England, Northumberland. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Seattle remarks on the unusual six bar second strain. The unusual number of bars per strain is repeated in by the Gows (see "Dutch Skipper (6) (The)") albeit in a somewhat different crafting. Vickers' tune is generally consistent in melodic material with the 6/8 portion of the tune printed by the Gows. The tunes are believed to have been the accompaniment to a specific country dance.
Source for notated version: The 1770 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician William Vickers , about whom, unfortunately, little is known.
Printed sources: Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 3; No. 441.