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X:1 T:Jack Grace's Front M:6/8 L:1/8 B:John Hinton - The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (1759, p. 95) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D d2f afd|c2d ecA|Bcd AGF|EFG FED| d2f afd|c2d ecA|Bdc BAG|A3 A,3:| |:A2A AGF|Bcd AFD|EFG ABc|def ecA| Bcd efg|fed cBA|Bcd egf|edc d3:|]

JACK GRACE'S FRONT. English, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody with dance directions first appeared in John Hinton's periodical Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (London, 1759, p. 95) where it is described as "a new country dance". It also appears in the John Buttery music manuscript collection of the early decades of the 19th century. Buttery joined the British army in Lincolnshire at the end of the 18th century and served with them as a fifer for over two decades before being discharged. Later in life he emigrated to Ontario, Canada, taking his large music collection with him.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2), 1765; No. 41.

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