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PUT IN ALL. English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody and country dance directions were printed by London publisher John Young in his Second Volume of the Dancing Master, 1st edition, 1710. The tune and dance were retained through the next three editions of the work, ending with the fourth and last edition of 1728. It also appears in rival music publisher John Walsh's several editions of his own The Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (1719, 1735, 1749), and in Walsh & Hare's earlier publication The New Country Dancing Master, Second Book (London, 1710). Still earlier, researcher Bruce Olson found "Put in All" in Walsh, Hare, and Randall's Twenty Four New Country Dances for the Year 1708.

Alfred Moffat (Minstrelsy of Ireland) believed the Walsh-Young country dance tune to be a version of the Irish air "Cruiskeen Lawn," "to which it bears considerable resemblance." Moffat found the earliest appearance of the Irish air in Charles Coffey's opera The Beggar's Wedding (Dublin, 1729) as the tune for the song "There was a pretty girl" (air iii). The English title perhaps refers to gambling.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Moffat (Minstrelsy of Ireland), 1897; Appendix, p. 340.

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