Royal Sportsman (The)

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X:1 % T:Royal Sportsman, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Straight and Skillern – Two Hundred and Four Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1 (c. 1775, No. 122, p. 61) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G/G/G GB d=fed|(ec)(cA) BGFD|G/G/G GB d=fed|e/e/e ec d2D2:| |:d/d/d dd (ec)(cA) |e/e/e ae f2e2|gdec =fddc|BGAB G/G/G G2:|



ROYAL SPORTSMAN, THE. English, Country Dance Tune and Reel (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is unique to London publisher Straight and Skillern's c. 1775 country dance collection.

Taleo, or the Royal Sportsman, Running Down the Enemies of Great Britain, Dec., 1782. The engraving depicts King George III on horseback hunting his enemies, the Dutch, French and Spanish. The top is engraved with the text “Lewis Baboon [i.e. Bourbon], taking a flying leap.”


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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Straight and Skillern (Two Hundred and Four Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), c. 1775, No. 122; p. 61.

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