Annotation:Folly Dance (The)

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X:1 T:Folly Dance, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson - Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (1788, p. 36) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A c|ABA ecA|aec ecA|dfd cec|dBG dBG| ABA ecA|aec ecA|dfd Bbg|aec A2:| |:(f/g/)|aed cea|dfa cea|ecA fdc|dBB B2B| cAc dBd|ece fdf|geg (a/g/f/g/)a|ecA A2:|]

FOLLY DANCE (THE). English, Jig (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is unique to London publisher Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson's Compleat Collection, vol. 5 (1788). The jig was also entered into the mid-19th century music manuscript of William Winter (1774-1861), a shoemaker and violin player who lived in West Bagborough in Somerset, southwest England.

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Printed sources : - Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5), 1788; p. 36. Geoff Woolfe (William Winter’s Quantocks Tune Book), 2007; No. 32, p. 24 (ms. originally dated 1850).

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