Annotation:Miss Ann Baine's Fancy

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X:1 T:Miss Ann Baine's Fancy M:C L:1/16 R:Country Dance Tune Q:"Allegro" C:John Watlen B:John Watlen - The Celebrated Circus Tunes (Edinburgh, 1791, p. 16) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A A3Bc3d ec3BA3|GB3 E4 GB3 E4|A3Bc3d ec3B2A2|dB3 (A2G2) A4-A4:|| E4 E2G2 F4 F2A2|G4 G2B2 A4A4|E4 E2G2 F4 F2A2|G3AB2G2 A4A4| d4 d2B2 c4 c2A2|GB3 E4 GB3 E4|F3GA2F2 G3AB2G2|A4A4A4!D.C.!||

MISS ANN BAINE'S FANCY. AKA - "Miss Ann Bain's Fancy." Scottish, Country Dance Tune (4/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune was composed by John Watlen and first appears in his The Celebrated Circus Tunes (Edinburgh, 1791). The title references Edinburgh's Royal Circus, an extension of Phillip Astley's London-based Royal Circus. The circus was an alternative to the theater, concerts and the opera, and featured equestrian acts, acrobatics, songs and dancing, and pantomime.

Compare "Miss Ann Baine's Fancy" with the Shetland tune "Yowe Cam to Wir Door Yarmin (A)," a different tune but with some similarities of melodic rhythm and contour.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs vol. 4 ), Glasgow, 1796; No. 101, p. 40. Watlen (The Celebrated Circus Tunes), 1791; p. 16.

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