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PETRO’S FANCY. English, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was published in Charles and Samuel Thompson’s Compleat Collection, vol. 3 (London, 1773), while dance instructions are given in the Thompson’s Twenty-Four Country Dances for the Year 1769 and in the periodical The ladies' own memorandum-book; or, daily pocket journal, for the year 1769 (pages not numbered, last section). As with numerous tunes from the Thompson’s 1773 collection, it was entered into the 1788 music copybook of fiddlers John and William Pitt Turner (Norwich, Conn.).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1773; No. 162.