Roast Beef and Brown Beer
X:1 T:Roast Beef and Brown Beer M:6/4 L:1/4 S:Walsh, John, The Compleat Country Dancing-Master, 2nd Book, S:London, 1740, p. 16 Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige K:D A|d>ed c2d/e/|fed e2d/c/|d>ed c>dc| BE^G A2A|BGB d2c/B/|AFD B3| e>fg c>BA|d3 A2F|G>AB A>dc|d3-d2|| W:Tune to be play’d quite through
ROAST BEEF AND BROWN BEER. AKA and see "Roast Beef of Old England (The)." English, Country Dance Tune & Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The melody, with directions for a country dance, was first published by John Walsh in his Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing Master, second edition (c. 1735, reprinted in 1749). It was later printed by John Johnson in his Wright's Compleat Collection of celebrated country Dances, vol. 2 (London, 1742), a reprinting usual plates from an earlier London music publisher, Daniel Wright. In a number of later 18th century publications and musicians' manuscripts the tune is called "Roast Beef of Old England (The)." See notes for "Roast Beef of Old England (The)" for more.