Russian Dance (1) (The)
X:198 T:Russian Dance , The M:2/4 L:1/8 B:Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3 (London, 1773) Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc’s:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A e3 f/d/|cccB|AB/G/ AB/G/|ABcd|e3 f/d/|cccB|AB/G/ AB/G/|A2 A,2:| |:c3 d/B/|AAAB|cagf|e2 d2|c3 d/B/|AAAB|cabg|a2 A2:||
RUSSIAN DANCE , THE. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was originally published by Charles and Samuel Thompson in their Compleat Collection, vol. 3 (London, 1773). It appears, along with numerous other tunes from the Thompsons’ 1773 collection, in the 1788 music manuscript copybook of fiddlers John and William Pitt Turner (Norwich, Conn.).