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MASTER GILES. AKA and see "Chelmsford Races," "Hullichan Jig," "Guard House (The)," "Marchioness (The)," "Soldier's Dance." English, Scottish; Jig (6/8 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Master Giles was a young and talented horseback rider and member of the equestrian team at Edinburgh's Royal Circus during the 1791 season, known as "The Little Devil on Horseback."

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Printed sources : - Neil Stewart (A Selection of Favorite Airs as Performed at the Royal Circus Edinburgh and Sadlers Wells London No. 2), 1791; p. 1.

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