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X:1 T:Princess Augusta's Tamborine M:2/4 L:1/8 B:Martin - The General Magazine of Arts and Sciences (London, p. 60) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D f/4e/<d dd|(c/d/e) AG|FA df|e/d/c/B/ A2|f/4e/<d dd|(c/d/e) AG| FDgf|Tf2e2:|(a/g/f f)e|(^d/e/f)B2|^d/B/c/d/ e/f/g/a/|gf e2| (g/f/e) e=d|(c/d/e)A2| c/A/B/c/ d/e/f/g/|fe d2|(f/4e/<d dd) dd|(c/d/e)d2| (f/4e/<d dd) dd|(c/4d/<e) db|(a/f/)d (g/e/)c|(f/d/)B (e/c/)A|F/A/d (g/e/)c|d2 D2:|

PRINCESS AUGUSTA’S TAMBORINE. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune and dance instructions (set dance for 3 couples longways) were first printed in London publisher John Hinton's periodical The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (No. 1, 1755, p. 127), and in Benjamin Martin's The General Magazine of Arts and Sciences (London, 1755) followed by printings in the country dance anthologies Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Country Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1 (1757) and John Johnson's Two Hundred Favourite Country Dances, vol. 8 (1758). The tune was also entered in the music copybook of Welsh fiddler John Thomas, dated 1752.

wikipedia:Princess_Augusta_of_Great_Britain (1737-1813) was the granddaughter of King George II and the only elder sibling of King George III. Her third birthday was celebrated by the first public performance of the masque Alfred (1740) by Thomas Arne, performed at her father's residence at Cliveden. In its original form, Alfred contained only eight vocal sections and the overture, including the famous patriotic song "Rule Britannia!".

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Printed sources : - Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), 1757; No. 117.

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