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X:1 T:Slip it in easy M:6/8 L:1/8 S:Walsh, John, The Compleat Country Dancing-Master, 2nd Book, S:London, 1740, No. 9, p. 5 N:Each strain twice Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige K:F cde f2f|fgf e2d|cAA A2G|cAA A2G| cde f2f|fgf e2d|cAF F2G|AFF F3|| FGA cAc|ded cAF|FAA A2G|FAA A2G| FGA cAc|ded cfc|AFF F2F|AFF F3|]



SLIP IT IN EASY. English, Country Dance Tune and Jig (6/8 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody, with instructions for a country dance, was first published by John Walsh in his Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master, 3rd edition (London, 1735, No. 9, p. 5, reprinted in 1749). It was also published by John Johnson in his Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3 (London, 1740, p. 28. London musician Thomas Hammersley entered a version into his c. 1790 music copybook (p. 24). "Slip it in easy" is one of several double entendre titles in the book in which the sexual meaning is barely disguised by the allusion to horse-riding (see also "Take my Bitt").

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