X:1 T:Fribble M:C L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:John Hinton - Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure, B:February, 1750, p. 32 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G B/>c/|(d/<B/)(d/<B/) (d/<B/)(d/<B/) g d2 (B/c/)|dB2G E2 z(B/c/)| (d/<B/)(d/<B/) (d/<B/)(d/<B/) g c2 c/d/|BA/G/ AB G/G/G Gz:| |:g/a/|bg ef/g/ af (de/f/)|gf gB A2 z B/c/| (d/<B/)(d/<B/) (d/<B/)(d/<B/) g d2 c|BA/G/ AB G/G/G G||
FRIBBLE. AKA - "Fribbler." English, Country Dance Tune (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Fribble" was first published in John Hinton's periodical The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (Feb., 1750, p. 32). It was republished (with the slightly altered title, "Fribbler") in London publisher John Johnson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (London, 1750, p. 36).
Since the 17th century, to fribble meant to trifle or fool away, or, as a noun, a frivolous person, thing or idea.