Annotation:Ricket's Dance

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RICKET'S DANCE. American, Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The tune was published in Scotland around 1805 by John Clarkson Jr. in his American Tunes No. 1, Arranged for the Piano Forte. It was probably named for the promoter John Bill Ricketts, originally a Scot, who successfully ran a circus in the the 1790’s. See note for “annotation:Rickett's Hornpipe.”

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