Trip to Bath (2)

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X:1 T:Trip to Bath [2] M:6/8 L:1/8 S:Bush MS K:G G2g fed | efg dBG | ecA dBG | F2g AFD | G2g fed | efg dBG | ecA dBG| cAF G3 :| |: f2g afd | e2f g2g | B2c dBG | F2G AFD | G2g fed | efg dBG | ecA dBG| cAF G3 :||



TRIP TO BATH [2]. AKA and see "Bath Medley." English, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Source George Bush (c. 1753-1797) was an officer in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Kate Van Winkler Keller (1992) dates the tune to the 1720’s and points out the original title was “The Bath Medley"; the name of the two bath tunes appears to have been conflated and confused. It was the vehicle for a song that began “The Spring’s a coming, all nature is blooming,” and was popular throughout the 18th century as a country dance tune and a quick march. This melody also appears in the 1775 commonplace book of fifer William Williams (Pautuxit, R.I.).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - the George Bush music manuscript collection [Keller].

Printed sources : - Keller (Fiddle Tunes from the American Revolution), 1992; p. 21.






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