Annotation:Picking of Sticks

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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 John Playford in his English Dancing Master (1651), and continued under the "Picking of Sticks" title through the 10th edition of the Dancing Master (1698), then published by John's son, Henry.

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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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