Annotation:Trip to Guadaloup (A)

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X:1 T:Trip to Guadaloup, A M:C| 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:Eb B e2 g bg e2|(g/a/b) ag {a}g2f2|B e2 g bg e2|(c/d/e) BA A2G2| EGBe ge c2|Aceg af d2|bfgd ecd=A|Bedc B4:| |:bggf =e3 _d|cBAG A3f|affe d3c|BAGF E3B,| G,B,EG eBAG|Acfg afed|gbge BfdB|ceBG E4:||

TRIP TO GUADALOUP, A. English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody is unique to London publisher Charles and Samuel Thompson’s 1765 country dance collection. There are several West Indian themed tunes in the Thompson’s volumes, such as “Trip to Martinico (A)” (Martinique), and probably have to do with trips to plantations.

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Printed sources : - Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2), 1765; No. 131.

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