Half Moon (The)
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HALF MOON, THE. English, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody is unique to Charles and Samuel Thompson's Compleat Collection, vol. 3 (London, 1773). Dance instructions for a "Half Moon" appear in the American publications A Select Collection of the Newest and Most Favorite Country Dances (Ostego, N.Y., 1808) and A Treatise on Dancing (Boston, 1807), and may be the same dance printed by the Thompsons.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1773; No. 167.