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X:1 T:Robinson Cruso [sic] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Samuel, Peter & Ann Thompson - Compleat Collecton of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (1788, No. 147, p. 74) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A|d2d {d}cBc|d3 def|{a}gfg e2a|{g}Tf3-e2A| B2B Bcd|AFD D2d|Bgf edc|d3-d2:| |:A|AGF CEG|A2F D2F|AGE CEG|A2F D2A| BGD ddd|AFD Ddd|ABA AGF|F3-E2A| d2d cBc|d3 def|{a}gfg e2a|{g}Tf3-e2A| B2B Bcd|AFD D2d|Bgf edc|d3 D2:|]

ROBINSON CRUSOE. AKA - "Robinson Cruso." English, Country Dance and Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody with instructions for a country dance appears in London publishers Longman, Broderip & Lukey's Bride's Favourite Collection of 200 Select Country Dances, Cotillons (1776), and later in Charles and Samuel Thompson's "Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1782" (London 1782, p.75) and their compilation Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (1788, published by Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson). In the next century New York publisher Edward Riley included it in his Riley's Flute Melodies Vol. 2 (1817).

The Winder family of Wyresdale, Lancashire, entered it into their c. 1835 music manuscript collection, as did multi-instrumentalist John Rook of Waverton, near Wigton, Cumbria, in his large 1840 music manuscript collection, and John Roose, Manchester, England, in his large mid-19th century collection.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Edward Riley (Riley's Flute Melodies vol. 2), N.Y., 1817; No. 226.

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