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POST COACH, THE. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Originally published by Charles and Samuel Thompson in their third country dance collection (London, 1773). The melody was entered into the 1788 music manuscript copybook of fiddlers John and William Pitt Turner (Norwich, Conn.), as do several from the Thompson’s 1773 collection.

West country mail coach leaving Piccadilly, George Scharf, 1829



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1773; No. 62.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
There is a nice blog on post coach travel at Jane Austin's World [1]




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