Knife Grinder (The)

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KNIFE GRINDER, THE. English, Country Dance Tune & Reel (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB.


Knife grinders were a type of itinerant street-merchant, often travelling fixed routes that would bring them back to a community three times a year or so. They were sometimes welcome, but sometimes treated as little more than beggars.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: John Johnson (Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1766), 1766; p. 78.

Recorded sources:

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