Four Seasons (2) (The)

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X:1 T:Four Seasons [2] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Straight and Skillern – Two Hundred and Four Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1 (c. 1775, No. 35, p. 18) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D aba|fdf agf|e2A d2A|e2A fge|d2D aba| fdf agf|e2A d2A|e2A fge|!fermata!d2:| |:FGF|EFG GFE|F2A FGF|EFG GFE|F2D:| |:ABA|d2z ABA|F2z ABA|GAG EFG|F2D|!coda!:|



FOUR SEASONS [2], THE. English, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The jig appears in print in Straight and Skillern's Two Hundred & Four Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1 (London, 1775), Charles and Samuel Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 4 (London, 1780). It also appears in the music manuscript collections of Joshua Jackson (Harrogate, north Yorkshire, 1798), George Malecot (Whitehaven, Cumbria, 1779), and Thomas Watts (Peak Forest, Derbyshire, late 18th c.), and an untitled collection in the Vaughn Williams Memorial Library (EFDSS). In America it appears in the copybooks of Micah Hawkins (New York, 1794) and P. Van Schaack (Kinderhook, N.Y., 1820), and the commonplace books of Abel Shattuck (Colrain, Mass., c. 1801-182?) and George White (Cherry Valley, N.Y. c. 1790-1830).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Yorkshire miller and farmer Joshua Jackson ms. (1798-1820), via the band Raw Material [Barber].

Printed sources : - Barber (Nice Barber's English Choice), 2002; No. 14, p. 10. Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 72. Knowles (A Northern Lass), 1995; p. 6. Doyle (Plain Brown Tune Book), 1997; p. 32.

Recorded sources : - DMPCD0203, Nick & Mary Barber with Huw Jones - "Bonnie Kate."




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