My Lady's Courant

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MY LADY'S COURANT. AKA and see "Walton Abbey." English, Country Dance Tune (2/2 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. Sharp (1909) notes the dance My Lady's Courant is to the tune of "Walton Abbey," and here the tune has taken the name of the dance (as sometimes happens through association). The courante is thought to have been introduced to London society in the Early Stuart era via several French dancing masters in residence at the time such as Jacques Cordier (1580-1653, known as "Bocan", a violinist, composer and choreographer) and Bartélemy De Montagut (personal dancing master from 1625 to ill-fated Charles I of England).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909; p. 49.

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