Ladies Conveniency (The)

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X: 1 T: Ladies Conveniency P: Longways for as many as will %R: jig B: "The Dancing-Master: Containing Directions and Tunes for Dancing" printed by W. Pearson for John Walsh, London ca. 1709 S: 7: DMDfD http://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/pageturner.cfm?id=89751228 p.310 Z: 2013 John Chambers <jc:trillian.mit.edu> N: There is no time signature in this tune. M: 6/4 L: 1/4 F:http://www.john-chambers.us/~jc/music/book/JohnWalsh/Ladies_Conveniency.abc K: A % - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [|\ A2a edc | B2b fga | g>fe acd | B>AG A3 |][| B2c def | =g2B ^A2F | fed cdB | B2^A B3 |] % - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - %%begintext align %% The 1. man cast off and slip up the middle, his Partner goes between the 2. man and 2. wo. and cast up .| %% The 1. man cast up and his Partner slip up the middle and cast off .| The 2. men and 2. we. lead to the %% wall, then right and left .| Then all four hands a-breast, and single Figure, then turn :| %% [DMDfD] %%endtext %%sep 1 8 500



LADIES CONVENIENCY, THE. English, Country Dance Tune and Jig (6/4 or 6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The jig and directions for a country dance were first published by Henry Playford in his Dancing Master, 11th edition (1701, p. 310). The piece was retained in the long-running Dancing Master series through the 18th and final edition of 1728, printed at the time by John Young, heir to the Playford publishing concerns.


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Printed sources : - ' Barlow ('The Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's Dancing Master), 1985; No. 448, p. 103.Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 612.






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