Annotation:Harlequin Gardener

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X:1 T:Harlequin Gardener M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson -- Complete Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (London, 1788, p. 11) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A|d2d d2f|e2A A2A|B2G E2A|FEF D2A| d2d d2f|e2A A2A|B2G E2A|F3 D2:| |:a|f2d D2f|e2c [C2c2]e|d2B [B,2B2]d|cBc ABc| d2d d2f|e2A A2A|B2G E2A|F3 D2:|]

HARLEQUIN GARDENER. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Harlequin Gardener was a theatrical performance, advertised in 1787 to "conclude with a Grand Pantomime, called, HARLEQUIN GARDENER. (Dispersed with FIRE-WORKS) Harlequin, Mr. Holland; Fop, Mr.-Th-orei Witch and Sandilands, Mr. Doyle; Clown, Mr. Dsvi and Columa bine, Aliss Gumie. The Scenery, Machinery, and Dresses, entirely new." The tune was entered in 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. 11. Geoff Woolfe (William Winter’s Quantocks Tune Book), 2007; No. 39, p. 26 (ms. originally dated 1850).

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