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X:1 T:Simple George M:2/4 L:1/8 B:Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1 (London, 1757) Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc’s:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (GA) (Bc)|d2 b2|(ag) (fg)|a2 A2|(cB) (AB)|c2 e2|dg fa|g2 G2:| |:ba (3gab|(af) ed|ef ge|a2 A2|dB AG|c2 e2|af df|g2 G2:||



SIMPLE GEORGE. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning. AABB. The melody first appears in print in John Johnson’s 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 7 (London, 1756). However, dance instructions for “Simple George” appear in Peter Thompson’s Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1754 (London, p. 43).

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Printed sources : - Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), 1757; No. 86.

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