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X:1 T: May Day [6] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Young - Second Volume of the Dancing Master 1st edition (1710, p. 85) K:G d|gab efg|fga fed|cde ABc|EAG FED| gab efg|fga fed|cde Ad^c|d3-d2:| |:e/f/|geB gdB|ecA ecA|dBG dBG|EAG FED| gdB gdB|ecA ecA|Bcd EAF|G3-G2:|]



MAY DAY [6]. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was published in all four editions of John Young's Second Volume of the Dancing Master (1710-1728), and in rival London publishers Walsh and Randall's The New Country Dancing Master, Second Book (1710). Walsh and Hare included it in their Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (1719), and it was issued a final time in John Walsh's (the son) The Compleat Country Dancing-Master, volume the sixth (1754).

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