Much ado about Nothing
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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. English, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The melody first appears in John Johnson's Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (London, 1750). It also appears in R. Baldwin's London Magazine, or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer of 1756. "Much Ado about Nothing" also appears in the music copybooks of London musicians Walter Rainstorp (begun in 1747) and Thomas Hammersley (1790).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), 1757; No. 200.