Paxton's Humour

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X:1 % T:Paxton’s Humour M:12/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:John Walsh – Caledonian Country Dances vol. II (1737, No. 307, p. 47) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G3 Bcd efg dcB|A3 agf gfe fga| G3 Bcd efg dcB|edc BcA G3 G,3:| |:T{a}g>fg dg(b|b)gd bgd|{g}Tf>ef df(a a)fd afd| {a}Tg>fg dgb bgd bgd|{g}Tf>ef agf gdB G3:|]



PAXTON'S HUMOUR. AKA and see "Prudente (La)." English, Country Dance Tune (12/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The country dance tune was printed on the Continent by Robert Daubat as "La Prudente" twenty years after its appearance as "Paxton's Humour" in Walsh's c. 1737 publication.

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - John Johnson (A Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5), 1750; p. 76. John Walsh (Caledonian Country Dances vol. II), 1737; No. 307, p. 47.

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