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X: 1 T:Trip to Brighthelmstone. Ru2.001, A T:Trip to Brighton [1] L:1/8 B:RUTHERFORD Complete Collection of 200 Country Dances Vol.2; 1759. Z:vmp.Mike Hicken 2015 M:C| Q:1/4=100 K:G (G/A/B/c/ d)g dBGB|cABG F D2F|EC2E cE-Ec|(B/c/d) DF G2G2 :| |: gd2g bddB|fc2f accA|BGcA dBge|f/g/a Ac d2d2| gd2g bBBd|cA2c aAAc|BGcA dBgc (B/c/d) DF G2G2 :| W: W: Right hands across .| left back again :| cross W: over two Cu: lead to the top and cast off .|. W: Hands round with the 3d Cu: right and left at W: top .|

TRIP TO BRIGHTON [1]. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody appears in print in London music publisher David Rutherford’s Compleat Collection of 200 Country Dances, vol. 2 (London, 1760, No. 1, p. 1) as “Trip to Brighthelmstone” (the original name of Brighton, Sussex, given by the Anglo-Saxons).

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Printed sources : - Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 51.

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