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LA RUSSE. English, Irish; Country Dance Tune (4/4 or 2/4 time). G Major ('A' part) & D Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was originally part of a quadrille set, dating it to the 1830's or 1840's, although it has become an accepted single-figure set dance in itself. It is sometimes employed as a polka.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes, vol. 2), 2005; pg. 112. Kennedy (Fiddler's Tune Book, vol. 1), 1951; No. 65, p. 32. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; pg. 144. Martin (Traditional Scottish Fiddling), 2002; p. 43.

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