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EXPRESS, THE. English, Country Dance Tune (whole time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title seems descriptive of the country dance directions printed with the tune in Straight's volume. In 1779, an 'express' would refer to a coach or stage coach that made limited stops on the way to a destination.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: T. Straight (24 Favourite Dances for the Year 1779), 1779; p. 4.

Recorded sources:




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