Spence's Tent

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X:1 T:Spence's Tent M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel C:James Hill K:G DF|G2 FA GABc|d2 ^ce d=cAF|GgdB GecA|FcAF D2 EF| G2FA GABc|d2^ce d=cAF|GgdB GecA|FcAF G2:|| DC|B,D D2 GABc|dGeG fGgG|Aced cBAG|F2A2A2 DC| B,DD2 GABc|dGeG fGgG|Acec BAGF|A2G2G2DC| B,DD2 GABc|dGeG fGgG|Aced cBAG|F2A2A2GF| GgdB GecA|FcAF D2EF|Gcec BAGF|A2G2G2||



SPENCE’S TENT. English, Reel or Hornpipe (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Spence's Tent" was composed by Tyneside publican, fiddler and composer James Hill (folk musician) (c. 1811-1853). The title refers to a Newcastle publican named Spence who had an establishment on the Newcastle Quayside. An enterprising merchant, he would also do business from a tent set up at the track on racing days.


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Printed sources : - Graham Dixon (The Lads Like Beer: The Fiddle Music of James Hill), 1987; p. . Northumbrian Pipers’ Society (The Fiddle Music of James Hill), 2005; No. 30, p. 11.

Recorded sources : - Mitchell Music MM01, "The Lads Like Beer, The Fiddle Music of James Hill's Tyneside" (2014).




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