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FOP'S FANCY. Scottish, Country Dance Tune (3/2 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The melody along with instructions for a country dance were published by John Walsh in his Twenty Four New Country Dances for the Year 1715 and his subsequent Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing Master (1719). The dance and tune were picked by John Young for his Second Volume of the Dancing Master, 2nd and 3rd editions (1718 and 1728, respectively).

The word 'Fop' was used as early as the year 1440 and originally was used as a term for a fool of any kind, however, by the mid-17th century it had come to mean "one who is foolishly attentive to and vain of his appearance, dress, or manners; a dandy, an exquisite." The Fop [1] was a common comic character in stage performances in the Restoration era, and has had derivatives down to modern times in stage and film.

Additional notes

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Christian (A Playford Assembly), 2015; p. 35.

Recorded sources:



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