Trip from Stade (A)
X:1 T:Trip from Stade, A M:6/8 L:1/8 B:Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2 (London, 1765) Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc’s:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmin dB|GGG GdB|AAA Aec|BcA GA^F|GGG GdB| GGG GdB|AAA Aec|BcA GA^F|GGG G:| |:de|fdB Bdf|ecA Ace|dBG GBd|ddd dde| fdB Bdf|ecA Ace|dBG GBd|dDD DdB| GGG GdB|AAA Aec|BcA GA^F|GGG G:||
TRIP FROM STADE, A. English, Jig (6/8 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody is unique to London music publishers Charles and Samuel Thompson’s 1765 country dance collection. The title probably refers to the city of Stade, in lower Saxony, Germany, near Hamburg. Stade was acquired from the Swedes in 1719 by the Electors of Hanover, one of whom, George Louis (George I) was also King of England. There are several references to Germany in tune titles in the Thompson collections, indicating the connection between England and Germany through the Hanoverian rulers.