Sailor's Dance (1)
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SAILOR'S DANCE , THE. English, Air (2/2 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. The tune was composed by English composer Henry Purcell  (1659-1695) for his opera Dido and Aeneas (1689, Act III). Emmerson (1971) believes the tune is very suggestive of the common-time 'modern' hornpipe rhythm.