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PRAY SIR, BE CIVIL. AKA - "Pray be civil." English, Country Dance Tune and Reel (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody and instructions for a country dance were published in London by John Walsh and John Johnson, and the tune was entered into the music manuscript collections of Northumbrian musician William Vickers and Cheapside, London, musician Thomas Hammersley.

Source for notated version: William Vickers 1770 music manuscript collection (Northumberland) [Seattle].

Printed sources: John Johnson (A Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, Vol. 5), 1750; p. 24. Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 345. John Walsh (Caledonian Country Dances vol. II), c. 1737; No. 326, p. 66. John Walsh (The Compleat Country Dancing-Master. Volume the Fourth), 1747; p. 11.

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