Phoenix (1) (The)
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PHOENIX , THE. English, Country Dance Tune (2/2 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Sharp): AABB (Fleming-Williams, Raven). The tune dates to at least 1670 when it was published with dance directions in John Playford's (1623-1687) Dancing Master, 4th edition. It may have been associated with a later-century revival of Thomas Middleton Jacobean play The Phoenix , a city comedy written c. 1603-4.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Barlow (The Complete Country Dances from Playford's Dancing Master), 1985; No. 208, p. 54. Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Fleming-Williams & Shaw (English Dance Airs; Popular Selection, Book 1), 1965; p. 10. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 33. Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1994; p. 36.
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