Outs and Inn's
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OUTS AND INNS. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody is unique to Charles and Samuel Thompson's third country dance collection (London, 1773). "Outs and Inns" has been a common phrase since at least the early 18th century to denote a variety of contrasts, but often is used to refer to the changing tides of politics, as in this rhyme from The New Foundling Hospital for Wit; Being a Collection of Fugitive Pieces, in Prose and Verse, vol. 4 (1770, p. 135):
Of Outs and Ins, the common sins
Are public peculation;
Ins have been Outs, and Outs been Ins,
And both have robb'd the nation.
Since both alike one plan pursue,
Of each sort raise a chosen few
To an exalted station.
My views are far from sinister
To work a reformation;
I'd make Jack Ketch* prime minister
Of each man's elevation.
- Jack Ketch  was a near legendary executioner who died in 1686, infamous for his botched, grotesque beheadings.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1773; No. 57.