Annotation:Rowling Eye (The)

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X: 1 % T:Rowling Eye. PFD3.050, The B:Playford, Dancing Master Vol 3, 2nd Ed, c1726 Z:village music project Ruairidh Greig 2015 M:6/4 L:1/4 Q:3/4=100 F: K:G B/c/|d>edc>BA|B2GG2F/G/|A>BAAEA|F2DD2E/F/| G>AGF>ED|E2Ee>e/f//g|dgBgAc|B2GG2|| B/c/|d>edc2B|c2AA2f/g/|aba^ca|ee2dd2e/f/| gfedcB|cgcBgB|cgBAdA|B2GG2|] W:The first strain is to be play'd twice, and the last but once W:The first Man and second Woman take Right-hands, and turn into their own places:Then the W:first Man casting down, the second Woman casting up and back again at the same time .| then W:the first Woman and second Man do the same :| All four Hands round cornerways 'till in their own W:places; then back again, the first Couple casting off.

ROWLING EYE, THE. English, Country Dance Tune and Jig (6/4 and 6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune and directions for a country dance were published by John Young in London in the Third Volume of the Dancing Master, 2nd edition (c. 1726) [1]. It was the only appearance of the piece in the Dancing Master volumes, but it was also published by John Walsh in his Third Book of the New Country Dancing Master (1728) and his Third Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (1735, as well as the subsequent edition of 1754).

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Printed sources : - Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 18.

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