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HARLEQUIN GAMBOLS. AKA - "Harlequin's Gambols," "Harlequin Hornpipe (4)," "Merry Man Hornpipe (The)." English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was developed into a hornpipe in Scotland under the title "Colosseum (The)", printed in Kerr's and Honeyman's volumes (as well as by Boston publisher Elias Howe). See also the first strain of the air "In Infancy," similar in the first strain.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5), 1788; p. 8.