Foss Dyke (The)

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X:1 T:Foss Dyke, The M:C| L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:John Gow – A Favorite Collection of Slow Airs, B:Strathspeys and Reels (London, c. 1804, p. 34) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G Bc|d3d edcB d3GB3d|eg3d3e B2d2A2Bc|d3d edcB d2G2B2G2|(E2FG) TD3C B,2G,2G,2:| D2|B,A,G,2 G3D EG3D3G|A3B cBAG F2A2A2c2|BAG2 d3B g2d2B2G2|E2c2TB3A B2G2G2D2| B,A,G,2 G2D2 EG3D3G|A3B cBAG G2A2A2B2|GG3 B3G EE3 c3A|FF3 dc3 B2G2G2||



FOSS DYKE, THE. Scottish, Strathspey (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The Foss Dyke, or Fossdyke, connects the River Trent at Torksey to Lincoln, the county town of Lincolnshire, and may be the oldest canal in England that is still in use. It is usually thought to have been built around AD 120 by the Romans, but not everyone agrees this is so.

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Printed sources : - John Gow (A Favorite Collection of Slow Airs, Strathspeys and Reels), London, c. 1804; p. 34.

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