Temple Change (1)

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X:1 T:Temple Change [1] M:6/4 L:1/8 N:”Longways for as many as will.” B:John Walsh – Complete Country Dancing-Master, Volume the Fourth B: (London, 1740, No. 139) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F F2|A4f2 dc BAGF|E2G2G2 G4B2|A2c2f2d2g2e2|d4c2 c4|| g2|agfedc fedcBA|BcdcBA G4B2|A2c2f2 d2g2a2|bagfed d4c2| f2g2a2 g2a2b2|a2 bagf gfed c2|f2 edcB A2 f2A2|G2g2e2f4||



TEMPLE CHANGE [1]. English, Country Dance Tune and Jig (6/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune was first published in Henry Playford's Dancing Master, supplelment to Part II (1698). It was retained in subsequent editions of the Dancing Master through the 18th and final edition of 1728 (published at the time by John Young, heir to the Playford publishing concerns). It was also published by rival London publisher John Walsh in his Complete Country Dancing Master, editions of 1718, 1731, and 1754, and in Walsh's Complete Country Dancing Master, Volume the Fourth (c. 1740). The Temple Change was a London place-name which, in Playford's time, was the location of shops and stalls. It was Henry Playford's place of business, where he kept shop from 1695–1704.

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