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X:1 T:Punchanello [3] M:C L:1/8 B:Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2 (London, 1765) Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc’s:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D a2 fa g2 ef|gfed cBAG|FA d2 GBeg|fedc d2D2:| |:A2 FA B2 dB|BAGF AGFE|A2 FA B2 dB|AGFE D4:||

PUNCHINELLO [3]. AKA and see "Harry's Delight." English, Country Dance Tune (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This particular “Punchinello” tune (there were several bearing the name) is unique under the 'Punchinello' title to London publisher Charles and Samuel Thompson’s 1765 country dance collection. The melody, however, was later printed by Straight and Skillern in their Two Hundred and Four Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1 (London, c. 1775) as "Harry's Delight." A version can be found in the mid-19th century music manuscript of William Winter (1774-1861), a shoemaker and violin player who lived in West Bagborough in Somerset, southwest England. It is cognate, though melodically varied at times, to the tune published by the Thompsons, but still retains a very similar character.

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Printed sources : - Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2), 1765; No. 149. Geoff Woolfe (William Winter’s Quantocks Tune Book), 2007; No. 301, p. 108 (ms. originally dated 1850).

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