Threshers (4) (The)

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X:1 T:Threshers [4], The M:6/8 L:1/8 B:Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2 (London, 1765) N:See also Vickers "The Thrashers" Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc’s:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D D|AFB Gec|d2D AFB|GEC D2::c/d/|ecA ^geg|a2A ece|=gec d2:| |:d|[Dd][Dd][Dd] [Dd][Dd][Dd]|ee{ef}g fcd|[Dd][Dd][Dd] [Dd][Dd][Dd]|eec d2:| |:f/g/|aaa afd|ggg gec||[Dd][Dd][Dd] [Dd][Dd][Dd]||eec d2:||



THRESHERS [4], THE. English, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The melody was printed in London publishers Charles and Samuel Thompson’s 1765 country dance collection. A version of the tune was entered into Northumbrian musician William Vickers' c. 1770 music manuscript collection as "Thrashers (The)" where the first two parts of Vickers' four-part tune correspond to parts two and three of the Thompsons' tune. Vickers' third and fourth parts are different.


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Printed sources : - Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2), 1765; No. 79.






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