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TAKE A DANCE. English, Jig (6/8 time). B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune dates to 1750 when it was first printed in London publisher David Rutherford’s Choice Collection of Sixty of the Most Celebrated Country Dances. Subsequently it appeared in John Johnson’s Two Hundred Favourite Country Dances, vol. 8 (London, 1758) and Rutherford’s Complete Collection of 200 Country Dances, vol. 2 (London, 1760), as well as Charles and Samuel Thompson’s 1765 collection.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 101. Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2 ), 1765; No. 14.

Recorded sources : - Flying Fish FF90564, Bare Necessities – “Take a Dance” (1991).

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