Annotation:One More Dance and Then

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ONE MORE DANCE AND THEN. English; March, Country Dance or Polka (2/4 or cut time). A Major (Johnson): G Major (Callaghan). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in print in London publisher John Johnson's Two Hundred Favourite Country Dances, vol. 8 (1758, p. 42). The tune and directions for a country dance can also be found in the Ashover Collection of Joshua Harrison and David Wall, a musician's manuscript from the town dating to 1762. While nothing is known of Harrison, Wall is known to have been a bassoonist. His epitaph on a memorial plaque can still be seen at All Saints' Church, Ashover:

To the memory of David Wall
Whose superior performance on the bassoon endeared him
To an extensive musical acquaintance.
His social life closed on the 4th Dec. 1796. in his 57th year.

At one time "One more Dance and then" was the end-of-the-country-dance ("farewell") tune in Ashover, Derbyshire, probably in the 1970's. The first strain is shared with William Ross's pipe reel "Colonel MacLeod's Reel."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Barber (Nick Barber's English Choice), 2002; No. 41, p. 21. Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 44.

Recorded sources : - DMPCD0203, Nick & Mary Barber with Huw Jones - "Bonnie Kate." Topic 12TS382, New Victory Band - "One More Dance and Then" (1978).

See also listing at :
Hear the tune played on melodeon by Lester Bailey [1]

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