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X:1 T:Indian Queen [1] M:2/2 L:1/8 S:Sharp - Country Dance Tunes (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D fg | a2f2d2f2 | e4A4 | F2A2A2f2 | e4 e2 fg | a2f2d2f2 | e4A4 | F2A2A2f2 | d6 :| |: cd | edcB A2e2 | f2c2d2B2 | fg a2b2 ^g2 | a6 ef | gfed c2a2 | B2g2A2 fg | e2d2e2c2 | d6 :|



INDIAN QUEEN [1], THE. AKA and see "New Bow (1) (The)." English, Country Dance Tune (2/2 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in the 9th edition of Playford's Dancing Master (1695), published by Henry Playford (it was retained in the long-running series through the 18th and final edition of 1728, then published by Playford heir John Young). The title is probably taken from the semi-opera The Indian Queen by John Dryden and Sir Robert Howard, music by English composer Henry Purcell, staged in 1694. It was first produced as a play in 1664, but revived and expanded with additional songs and incidental music by Purcell. It is not known if the melody Playford published was used in the opera. The title refers to one of the main characters of the play, the Aztec queen Zempoalla, and the play is set in the courts of Mexico and Peru.


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Printed sources : - Barlow (Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's Dancing Master), 1984; No. 333, p. 80. Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 613. Johnson (The Kitchen Musician No. 14: Songs, Airs and Dances of the 18th Century), 1997; p. 9. Karpeles & Schofield (A Selection of 100 English Folk Dance Airs), 1951; p. 22. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 22. Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909; p. 72.






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