German Dance (1) (The)
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GERMAN DANCE , THE. AKA and see "Denmark Dance (The)." English, Dance Tune (4/4 time). F Major (Seattle): G Major (Thompson): E Flat Major (Straight & Skillern). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The melody appears in Charles and Samuel Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3 (London, 1773), Straight & Skillern's Two Hundred and Four Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1 (London, 1775), and Skillern's Two Hundred and Four Favourite Reels...Country Dances (London, 1780). A few musicians' manuscripts also contain the tune: Northumbrian musician William Vickers' 1770 collection has it under the title "Garmon" (German), and American fiddlers John and William Pitt Turner (Norwich, Conn.) entered it into their commonplace book (as they did several times for tune from the Thompson's third country dance collection).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 3; No. 435. Straight and Skillern (Two Hundred and Four Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), c. 1775; No. 89, p. 45. Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1773; No. 33.