Spanish Patriots (2) (The)

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X:1 T:Spanish Patriots [2], The M:2/4 L:1/8 B:Cahusac – Annual Collection of Twenty Four Favorite Country Dances for 1809, No. 18 (London) N:”With proper Directions to each Dance as they are performed at N:Court, Bath, and all Public Assemblies.” Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc’s:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C (c/B/c/d/) c/e/G/B/|c/B/c/d/ c/e/g/e/|(c/B/c/d/) c/e/G/c/|A/c/B/d/ cc':| |:(d/^c/d/e/) dg|dadb|(d/^c/d/e/) dg|b/a/g/^f/ g2:||

SPANISH PATRIOTS [2], THE. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBAA. No relation to “Spanish Patriots (1).” Cahusac’s title probably refers to the Spanish irregulars who maintained a guerrilla war against the French forces of Napoleon Bonaparte on the Iberian Peninsula. There is a tune dedicated to Sir Arthur Wellesley, commander of the British forces in the Peninsular Campaign in the same volume.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cahusac (Annual Collection of Twenty Four Favorite Country Dances for 1809), 1809; No. 18.

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