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X:1 T:Mr. King M:C| L:1/8 B:Neil Stewart – Circus Tunes No. 2 (c. 1791, p. 2) N:Stewart published 8 small volumes of tunes played N:at the Edinburgh Royal Circus in the 1790’s. See also N:John Watlen’s circus collection. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D a/g/|fbea d>efa|g/a/b/a/ g/f/e/d/ c/d/e/c/ Aa/g/|fbea d>efa| bgec d2-d::(d/e/)|.f.f.f.f T(ed) z(e/f/)|gg/g/ gg T(gf) zf| gb/g/ b/g/b/g/ fa/f/ a/f/a/f/|bgec (d2d)::b/c'/|d'd'/d'/ d'd' d'c' c'2| b/c'/b/c'/ d'b ba a2|gb/g/ b/g/b/g/ fa/f/ a/f/a/f/|bgec (d2d):|]

MR. KING. AKA and see "Spanish Dance (4)," "Valentine Day." English (?), Country Dance Tune (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The tune was used as an accompaniment to a performance at Edinburgh's Royal Circus by John King, a member of the equestrian company during the 1791 season. King specialized in dancing while 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. 2.

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