X:1 T:Richmond Green M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B: Young – Second Volume of the Dancing Master, 1st edition (1710, No. 194) K:Gmin B|(A/B/)Gc A2G|^F3 D>EF|G>AB (A/B/c/B/A/G/)|A c2 e2d| (f>e/2f/4)g fdB|e c2 A2f|(=ef)d e^c2|d3-d2:| |:b|(a>g/2a/4)b (ad)e|cf=e f2c|d>ed (dg)c|(AF)A (BG)D| (DG)F (Ec)B|(AF)G Fcd|e>fg fd(c/B/)|A3 G2:|]
RICHMOND GREEN. English, Country Dance Tune and Jig (6/8 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody with instructions for a country dance were first published by Henry Playford in the first supplement to his Dancing Master, 7th edition (London, 1687). Curiously and uncharacteristically, the piece was dropped from the long-running series of Dancing Master editions after this, only to resurface in all four editions of The Second Volume of the Dancing Master (1710-1728), printed by John Young, successor to the Playford publishing concerns. It was also published in London by rival publisher John Walsh in his Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (1719, p. 215).
Richmond Green , now part of south west London, is an open green that has been the site of sporting events for several centuries. It has been edged by townhouses and commercial structures for over 400 years.