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NOTHING AT ALL. English, Country Dance Tune and Reel (whole time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This country dance and tune were composed by Ignatius Sancho (1729-1780) in his Minuets Cotillons & Country Dances (1767, p. 11). Sancho was a former slave living in London who became emancipated and found advancement as the butler for the wealthy Montagu family. He published four collections of minuets, country dances and songs in the second half of the 19th century. The melody and dance instructions were printed in Straight and Skillern's Two Hundred and Four Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1 (c. 1775, No. 46, p. 28) and Thomas Skillern's Compleat Collection of Two Hundred & Four Reels...Country Dances (c. 1780, p. 95), one of several tunes appropriated from Sancho's collection with no credit to the composer.

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