X:1 T:Toney’s Rant M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:Young – Third Volume of the Dancing Master, second edition (1726) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A A2d2c2d2|e2 f2 e4|A2c2c2 de|e4 d4|| F2 ed e4|f2 ed e4|f2 ed gfeg|f2 ed e2A2| A2d2c2d2|e2f2 e3A|A2d2 c2 de|e4 d4||
TONEY’S RANT. AKA and see "Cotillon (4)," "Tony's Rant," "Youth's the season made for joys," "Zoney's Rant." English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune and country dance directions (“Longways for as many as will”) appear in the Third Volume of the Dancing Master, second edition (1726). It also appears in John Gay'sThe Beggar's Opera of 1728, under the title "Youth's the season made for joys." Kidson (1922) identifies the tune as a French cotillion.