Humors of Dublin (3)

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X:1 T:Humours of Dublin [3], The T:Slow men of London M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:John & William Neal - Choice Collection of Country Dance Tunes (Dublin, c. 1726) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dmin d2 e fed|^c2d e3|f3 e2d|^c2=B A3:| |:FGF ced|FGF cdc|d2A BAG|~F2E D3:|



HUMOURS OF DUBLIN [3]. AKA - "Slowmen of London (The)." Irish, English; Jig (6/8 or 6/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). The melody was first published in Dublin by John & William Neal in 1726, followed by appearances in John Walsh's Third Book of the Compleat Country Dancing Master (London, 1735), his Compleat Country Dancing Master, volume the Third (London, c. 1749), and John Johnson's publication of Daniel Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances (London, c. 1740, where the alternate title "The Slowmen of London" appears).

'Humors' in the context of the title means 'whim', 'fancy' or 'mood'.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes', vol. 2), 2004; p. 62. Christian (A Playford Assembly), 2015; p. 46.






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