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X:1 % T:Harly Bush Fair M:6/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:John Walsh – Caledonian Country Dances vol. II (1737, No. 346, p. 86) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D a2|{g}f4 d2 d2e2f2|(ef)g2 f2g4b2|a2g2f2{f}e4d2|e2c2A2 A4a2| f4 d2 d2e2f2|(ef)g2f2 g4b2|a2g2f2 e2d2c2|d2A2F2 D4:| |:A2|F4D2 A2B2=c2|B2G2G2 G4B2|^G4 E2 B2c2d2|c2A2A2 A4a2| (ga) b2 e2 (fg) a2d2|(ef)g2 c2 (de) f2 B2|(cd e2) d2c2A2c2|d2A2F2 D4:|]

HARLY BUSH FAIR. English, Country Dance Tune (6/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. 'Harly Bush Fair' is properly Harlow Bush Fair, held on a common two miles from the town of Harlow, Essex. It was the site of three fairs during the year: in mid-May for wool, the end of November for horses and cattle, and in early September for the well-known Harlow Bush Fair.

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Printed sources : - John Johnson (A Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5), 1750; No. 198. Moffat & Kidson (Dances of the Olden Time), 1912; p. 42. John Walsh (Caledonian Country Dances vol. II), c. 1737; No. 346, p. 86.

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