Annotation:Miss Burchell’s Humour

Find traditional instrumental music

Back to Miss Burchell’s Humour

MISS BURCHELL’S HUMOUR. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody, like many in Charles and Samuel Thompson’s 1757 collection, was also published in John Johnson’s 200 Favourite Country Dances (London, 1756). However, it first appeared in print with directions for a country dance in John Hinton's periodical The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (London, August, 1754, p. 74).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), 1757; No. 95.

Recorded sources:

Back to Miss Burchell’s Humour