Grant's Rant (2)

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X:1 T:Grant's Rant [2] M:C| L:1/8 B:Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3 (London, 1773) Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc's:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D FG|A3B AFDF|AFdB AFEF|GBGE FAFD|E2 EE E3A| FDFA d3f|edcB A2 Bc|d2 cB c2B2|A2 AA A2:| |:(cd)|e3f ecAc|ecaf ecAc|dfdB cec^A|B2 BB B2 (Bc)| d3B AFDF|GABc d2 cB|{B}A2 (GF) EGFE|D2 DD D2:||



GRANT'S RANT [2]. AKA - "Grant's Hornpipe," "Grant Quick Step." AKA and see "Chester Castle (1)," "New Hornpipe, "Recruit (The)." English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). D Major (Thompson): G Major (Rook). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was first published in David Rutherford's Rutherford's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2 (London, 1760, p. 6). Rival London pubishers Charles and Samuel Thompson printed "Grant's Rant" in their 1773 country dance compendium (vol. 3), while another Thompson collection gives the title as "Grant's Dance." In manuscript form, it can be found in the 1779 copybook of fiddler George Malecot (Whitehaven, England), the 1770 manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician William Vickers (as "New Hornpipe" with the alternate title of "Grant's Rant"), and the 1798 manuscript of fifer John Miller (Strabane, Londonderry), where it appears as "Grant's Hornpipe." Multi-instrumentalist John Rook (Waverton, Cumbria) included it (as "Grant's Rant") in his large 1840 music manuscript collection. James Kerr published it around 1880 as "Recruit (The)."


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Printed sources : - David Rutherford (Rutherford’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2), c. 1760 (variously dated); p. 6. Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1773; No. 139.






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