Rover Reformed (The)

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X:1 % T:Rover Reform'd. PFD2.301, The T:Bavania,aka. PFD2.301 B:Playford’s Dancing Master, Vol 2, 1713-28 Z:vmp.Steve Mansfield 2015 www.village-music-project.org.uk M:6/4 L:1/4 W:Longways for as many as will. W:Note: The first Strain twice over, and the last but once. W:The first Cu. Right Hands and Left with the 2d Cu. all lead up and turn single .| W:The 2d Cu. cross over and Figure through the first Cu. :| W:The first Cu. take Hands and lead down the Middle to the 3d Wo. and turn her W:round, then lead up to the Top and cast off .| Q:3/4=90 N:Repeats not in Mss, added to match dance instruction K:Gm d | g^fg dg^f | g3 a3 | bag bag | ^f3 d2c | Bed Adc | GBA ^FGA | Bcd (c2B/c/) | d3- d2 :| d | Bcd dcB | f3- f2f | gfe dcB | A3- A2f | g2z f2z | e2z d2z | cbd c2B | B3- B2c | def fed | e3 zz^e | efg gag | ^f3- f2f | g3 f3 | e3 d3 | ced A2G | G3- G2 |]



ROVER REFORMED, THE. AKA and see “Bavania.” English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody and directions for a country dance were printed by John Young in the second volume of The Dancing Master, or Directions for Dancing Country Dances (3rd edition, 1718, and 4th edition, 1728, p. 301), published in London. It also appears in rival publisher John Walsh’s 'Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing Master (1719, p. 323).

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Printed sources : - Williamson (English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish Fiddle Tunes), 1976; p. 34.

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