Annotation:Grand Turk's Dance (The)

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X:1 T:Grand Turk's Dance, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson -- Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (1788, p. 9) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb F|BFF DFF|BFF dBB|cFF DFF|cFF ecc| dBB dfd|cAc cfc|dcB ABG|F3-F2:| |:F|ecc Fcc|dBB fdd|geB EGB|efg gfe| fdB DFB|def fed|ecA FAc|dBB B2:|]

GRAND TURK'S DANCE, THE. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Dance instructions (but no music) were inscribed in Nancy Shepley's Book, a short c. 1794 copybook collection of country dances compiled by Nancy Shepley, of Pepperell, Massachusetts. The music was entered into the mid-19th century music manuscript of William Winter (1774-1861), a shoemaker and violin player who lived in West Bagborough in Somerset, southwest England.

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Printed sources : - Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5), 1788; p. 9. Geoff Woolfe (William Winter’s Quantocks Tune Book), 2007; No. 36, p. 25 (ms. originally dated 1850).

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