Jenny Come Tie My Cravat (1)

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X:1 T:Jenny, Come Tie My Cravat [1] T:Garter, The M:2/2 L:1/8 S:Sharp - Country Dance Tunes (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C e3 d ef g2 | c2G2c2 cd | e2 ef g2 fe | dcde d2 g2 | e3d ef g2 | c2G2c2 cd | e2 ef f3 e/f/ | g8 || g3 f/e/ d2g2 | e3d c2 e2 | d2 cB A2d2 | B3A G2 z/d/e/f/ | g2 f/e/ d2g2 | e3f g2 c2 | d2 ef d3c | c6 z2 ||



JENNY, COME TIE MY CRAVAT [1]. AKA and see "Garter (The)." English, Scottish; Country Dance Tune (2/2 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody dates from to 1688 when it was first printed in John Playford's Dancing Master, supplement to the 7th edition (as "The Garter"). It was retained in the long-running series through the 18th and final edition of 1728 (then published by the Playfords' successor, John Young). Versions also appear in Walsh's Compleat Country Dancing Master (London, 1718, 1731 & 1754) and in James Oswald's Caledonian Pocket Companion (vol. 6, 1760, p. 14). The melody was heard in period ballad operas, such as The Footman (1732), and Bay's Opera (1730).

A version appears in the Henry Atkinson manuscript collection of 1694-95 under the title "Jockes Carvatt" (Jacks Carvatt) [1], from the north east of England. French's "Mr. James Boswell's Jig" is said (by Mary Anne Alburger) to be a "stretched out" version of "Jenny Come Tie..."


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Printed sources : - Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909; p. 50.






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