Four Seasons (2) (The)
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FOUR SEASONS , THE. English, Jig. 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).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 72. Knowles (A Northern Lass), 1995; p. 6. Doyle (Plain Brown Tune Book), 1997; p. 32.