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X:1 T:Tank, The M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Nathaniel Gow – “The Favorite Dances of 1812: Some of which are Composed B:& the whole arrange for the piano forte by Nath. Gow” (1812, pp. 2-3) N:”As Performed at his Annual Ball in George Street Assembly Rooms the 3rd of March.” B: https://archive.org/details/TheFavoriteDancesOf1812/mode/2up Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb z|B2-.b2|G2-.g2|F2 f>e|{e}d>c B2|~d>e f2|~e>f g2|f2Ta2|b3:| |:e|d2 ~d>e|f2 fd|(g.e) (e.c)|(cA) (AF)|d2 ~d>e|f3d|(g.e) (c.A)|[B,2D3B3]:|]



TANK, THE. Scottish, English; Country Dance Tune (2/4 time) or Hornpipe. England, Shropshire. A Major (Kerr/vol. 1): G Major (Ashman): B Flat Major (Gow, Kerr/vol. 4, Kershaw). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Kerr): AABB (Ashman, Gow, Kerr/Vol. 4, Kershaw). Moore's (in Ashman) and Kershaw’s versions are both simplified ones. The melody (in B flat) appears in the manuscript copybook of Ann Winnington, c. 1810, from New York City, and a version was entered into the mid-19th century collection (vol. 4, p. 52) of County Cork Church of Ireland cleric and uileann piper James Goodman.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - a c. 1837-1840 MS by Shropshire musician John Moore [Ashman]; contained in the Joseph Kershaw manuscript—Kershaw was a fiddler who lived in Slackcote, Saddleworth, North West England, in the 19th century, and his manuscript dates from around 1820 onwards [Kershaw].

Printed sources : - Ashman (The Ironbridge Hornpipe), 1991; No. 73b, p. 30. Gow (Favorite Dances for 1812), 1812; p. 2. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; No. 12, p. 29. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 4), c. 1880’s; No. 307, p. 32. The Joseph Kershaw Manuscript, 1993; No. 29.






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