X:1 T:Pretty Bell B:Hinton - Universal Magazine of Knowledge & Pleasure (Nov. 1749, p. 223) M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune K:D d2 TB2 A<FE<D|EFGA B3c|d2B2 AFGb|g<eA<c d2D2:| |:d/e/f/g/ a2 ce g2|d/e/f/g/ a2 .F2.E2|d/e/f/g/ a2 cegb|afAc d2D2:|]
PRETTY BELL. AKA - "Pretty Belle." English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody and directions for a country dance were first published in John Hinton's Universal Magazine of Knowledge & Pleasure (Nov. 1749, p. 223), and subsequently were reproduced in John Johnson's Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (1750, p. 25) and David Rutherford's Rutherford's Compleat Collection of 200 of the Most Celebrated Country Dances (London, 1756, p. 27).