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PENINGTON’S RANT. English, Jig. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was first published by John Johnson in his Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 6 (London, 1748, p. 33). Johnson also published (in 1748) a melody called “Pennington’s Maggot,” so perhaps Pennington was a dancing master.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), 1757; p. 14, No. 30.