Rifleman (The)

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RIFLEMAN, THE. Scottish, English; Country Dance Tune and Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A country dance called The Rifleman was danced in the Scottish Border counties as late as 1926, report Flett & Flett (1964). The longways set dance was quick, often to a rant or schottische, and incorporated the whole first figure of The First Set of Quadrilles; it was performed to the tune "The Rifleman" or sometimes to "White Cockade (1) (The)." The dance itself was earlier known as the Galopade; James Scott Skinner's The People's Ballroom Guide (1905) gives it as the Galopade County Dance.

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Printed sources : - Kennedy (Fiddlers Tune Book, vol. 1), 1951; No. 49, p. 24. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 170.

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