Savoyard's Frolic (The)

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X:1 T:Savoyard's Frolic, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson -- Complete Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (London, 1788, p. 10) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D f/e/|d2A AFA|AFA Afe|d2A AGF|EFE Efe| d2A AFA|AFA AGF|GAB AGF|1 EFE E2:|2 EFE GFE|| D>EF FEF|DEF GFE|DEF FEF|EFE GFE| DEF FEF|FEF FEF|GAB AGF|1 EFE GFE:|2 EFE E2||



SAVOYARD'S FROLIC. AKA and see "Irish Lawyer (The)." English, Country Dancer Tune and Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. “The Savoyard’s Frolic,” are copied almost exactly into Nancy Shepley’s music manuscript collection made in Pepperell, Massachusetts, in ca. 1795. A Savoyard is a person from Savoy, a territory derived from the holdings of the feudal House of Savoy in the western Alps, comprising territory of parts of modern France, Italy and Switzerland.


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Printed sources : - Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson (Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1788), 1788. Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5), 1788; p. 10.






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