Retreat (2) (The)

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X:1 T:Retreat [2], The M:6/8 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 f/e/|d2D FED|EFE cBc|d2A GFE|FDD D2:| |:A|dcd Bcd|efd cBA|dcd efg|fdd d2f| gfg Bcd|efd cBA|d2A GFE|FDD D2:||



RETREAT [2], THE. English, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This melody under this title appears to be unique to London publisher Charles and Samuel Thompson’s 1765 country dance collection. However the tune is a variant of "Buff Coat Hath No Fellow (The)" AKA "She wants a Fellow."

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2), 1765; No. 152.

Recorded sources: -



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