Trip to the Forest (A)
X:1 T:Trip to the Forest, A M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:John Hinton - Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure, B:December 1757 (p. 278) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F (.c.c.c) cfc|cBA cBA|(.d.d.d) dfd|dcB AGF| (.c.c.c) cfc|(.d.d.d) dfd|cAf cBA|(.G.G.G) G3:| |:(.G.G.G) GEG|Bdc BAG|(.A.A.A) AFA|cBA [C2G2] A/B/| (.c.c.c) cfc|(.d.d.d) dbg|agf ece|(f.F.F) F3:|]
TRIP TO THE FOREST, A. English, Jig and Country Dance (6/8 time). England, Northumberland. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody (with directions for a country dance) was first printed in John Hinton's periodical The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (December, 1757, p. 278). It was also entered into the 1770 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician William Vickers, about whom very little is known.