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X: 1 T:Picking Of Sticks. (p)1651.PLFD.080 M:6/8 L:1/8 %Q:3/4=90 S:Playford, Dancing Master,1st Ed.,1651. O:England H:1651. Z:Chris Partington. K:C G |\ B>cd d>cd | c2A A2A | A>Bc c>dc | B2G G2G | B>cd d>cd | c2A A2A | A>Bc c>dc | B2G G2 :|

PICKING OF/UP STICKS. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The melody and dance instructions were published by Playford under this title in his English Dancing Master (1651).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Barlow (Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's Dancing Master), 1985; No. 80, p. 33. Karpeles & Schofield (A Selection of 100 English Folk Dance Airs), 1951; p. 18. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 38 (Playford facsimile).

Recorded sources : - Amon Ra CDSAR 28, The Broadside Band – “John Playford’s Popular Tunes” (recorded 1952-1961). Saydisc CDSDL449, The Broadside Band - "Traditional Dance Music of Britain & Ireland" (2018).

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