Merry Strollers (The)

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MERRY STROLLERS, THE. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. In addition to the London publisher Samuel, Ann and Peter Thompson's 1788 printing, the tune appears in John Carr's First Book of Cotillions (New York, 1801) and James Hewitt's (1770-1827) Fashionable Repertory... of Country Dances & Waltzes (New York, 1807).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5), 1788; p. 25.

Recorded sources: Maggie's Music MMCD216, Hesperus - "Early American Roots" (1997).

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