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X:1 T:Mail Coach [1], The M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson -- Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (London, 1788, p. 14) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D d>e f/e/f/g/|ab e2|gfed|c/d/e/c/ AB/c/| d>e fe/f/g/|ab e2|gfed {f}(ed/c/) d2:| |:e>dcd|ef g2|g/a/g/f/ e/f/e/d/|c/d/c/B/ A/B/c/d/| e>dcd|ef g/a/g/f/|ed {f}(e3d/c/)|d2-d2:|]

MAIL COACH [1], THE. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "The Mail Coach [1]" was also entered in the mid-19th century music manuscript of William Winter (1774-1861), a shoemaker and violin player who lived in West Bagborough in Somerset, southwest England.

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Printed sources : - Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5), 1788; p. 14. Geoff Woolfe (William Winter’s Quantocks Tune Book), 2007; No. 294, p. 106 (ms. originally dated 1850).

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