Rakes of Adair (The)

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X:1 T:Rakes of Adair M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig and Country Dance Tune B:Hinton - Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure B:(London, March, 1750, p. 130). Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G G3g3|fef g2d|ece dBG|B/d/cB AGF| G3g3|fef a2g|fdf ed^c|d3 D3|| d2d dc B|c3B3|ABc cBA|B3 Adc| BGB AGF|Ggf gfe|dcB AGF|(G3 G3)||



RAKES OF ADAIR, THE. English, Jig and Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was first published in London in John Hinton's periodical Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (March, 1750, p. 130), then by music publisher John Johnson in his Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (1750, p. 27).


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Recorded sources : - Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 606.




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