Hemp Dressers (2) (The)

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X:1 T:Hemp Dressers [2], The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Aird - Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. II (1785) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D | G2d ded | c2B ABc | d2G G2A | B3 d2G | G2d ded | c2B ABc | dgG G2A | B3 d2 :| |: c| BAB GAB | AGA D2D | G2G G2A | B3 d2c | BAB GAB | AGA D2f | g2G G2A | B3 d2 :||

HEMP DRESSERS [2], THE. Scottish, English; Country Dance (6/8). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A development of the country dance jig "Hemp Dressers (1) (The)" found in the Playford publications. The melody also appears in the music manuscript collection of John Fife, a fiddler from Perthshire (but also perhaps from sea), and in flute player Thomas Molyneaux's copybook, 1788 (Nova Scotia). The tune was entered into the 1840 music manuscript collection of multi-instrumentalist John Rook (Waverton, Cumbria) as "Looking Glass (3) (The)," in a section of song airs.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Northumbrian musician William Vickers' 1770 music manuscript collection [Seattle].

Printed sources : - Aird (Selections of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. II), 1785; No. 105, p. 38. Seattle (Great Northern Tune Book/William Vickers Part 2); No. 201.

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