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X:1 T:Frank and Easie M:3/2 L:1/8 R:Triple Hornpipe B:John Young - Second Volume of the Dancing Master (1710, p. 59) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C G2c2 c2g2 e2c2|ef g4 a2g4|efg2 cde2 d2G2|G2d4e2d4:|| c2f4 g2 a2f2|a2gf e2f2 g4|c2 f4g2 a2 gf|e2d2 e2^c2 d4| f2e4d2 d4e2|c2de fedc d2G2|f2ef def2 e2c2|e2 dc BcdB c2:|]

FRANK AND EASIE. AKA - "Frank and Easy." English, Triple Hornpipe (3/2 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody appears in all four editions of London publisher John Young's Second Volume of the Dancing Master [1] (1710-1728), and in all three editions of the Walshes' Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (1719, 1735, 1749), and in Walsh & Randall's New Country Dancing Master, 2nd Book (1710).

'Frank and easie' was a phrase that described a desired character trait in period chronicles. For example, Theresa, the youngest daughter of Sir Baldwyn Oonyers, Bart., of Horden, co. Durham, is described in a letter from the Earl of Perth, as:

of a very engaging temper, frank and easie in her conversation, accompanied with that decencie in her behaviour, and a livelyness of spirit, as must charme evry body who have the honour to be in company with her...

Additional notes

Printed sources : - John Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 9. Young (Second Volume of the Dancing Master 1st Edition), 1710; p. 59.

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