Little Gipsy (The)
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LITTLE GIPSY. AKA - "Little Gypsy." English, Country Dance (9/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was entered into the c. 1780-1804 music manuscript collection of fiddler John Fife, who may have been from Perthshire. Portions of his manuscript may also have been written at sea; there are references to battles in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5), 1788; No. 130, p. 65