Pinch of Snuff (3)
X: 1 T:Pinch of Snuff . PDF2.217, A B:Playford's Dancing Master, Vol 2, 1713-28 Z:vmp.Ruairidh Greig 2015 www.village-music-project.org.uk M:C| L:1/4 Q:1/2=100 K:D A|dc/B/AA|dc/B/AG/F/|EE/E/EE|E3E/D/:| |:CECE|AAAG/F/|GEFB|eeed/c/| dDD/E/F/G/|AAAa/g/|fe/d/ec|d3:| W:Each Strain is to be play'd twice over. W:The first and second Couple Sett all four and turn single. This to the first strain once. Then both W:Couple Back to Back with their Partners. This to the first Strain twice. Then the first Couple W:cross over and turn, and the second Couple cast off and turn. This to the second Strain once. Then W:Hands all four quite round, and each Man turn their Partners. This to the second Strain twice.
PINCH OF SNUFF . English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody and dance instructions appear in the third and fourth (last) editions of The Second Volume of the Dancing Master, issued in 1718 and 1728 by publisher John Young, heir to the Playford publishing concerns in London. It also was published by John Walsh, Sr. and Jr., in The Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master, editions of 1719 and 1754.