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X: 1 T:tub Dance,the. PFD3.088 W:Longways for as many as will. L:1/4 B:Playford, Dancing Master Vol 3, 2nd Ed, c1726 Z:village music project Mike Hicken 2015 N: * In the original these notes are shown as E# which was the convention at the time. Q:3/4=80 M:6/4 F: K:Bb f|d>c Bc>B A|BF2- F2G/A/|B>c de2d|c3- c2B| A>B A c>dc|f>g a g>f "*"=e|fcf f2"*"=e|f3- f2 || c|c>d c A2B|cf2- f2e|d>e d c>dB|e3- e2d| cde ABc|FGA B2c|(d/e/f) c c2B|B3- B2 |] W: W: Note: Each Strain is to be Play'd twice over. W: W: First Couple turn Partners half round, and cast behind the second couple and turn Partners again W: half round, and cast behind the third couple .| Then cast over the third couple into the second W: couples place and turn Partners half round, cross over the second couple into their own places, and W: turn half round :| Then first and second couple take all four Hands quite round; the Right and W: Left quite round and cast up .| Then the first and third couple, all four Hands quite round, then W: Right and Left quite round, then each Sett to their Partners :|

TUB DANCE, THE. English, Slow Air or Waltz (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody, with directions for a country dance, was printed by London music publisher John Young in the Third Volume of the Dancing Master (second edition, c. 1726, p. 88), and by John Walsh in his New Country Dancing Master, Book the Third (1728, p. 158). In both volumes the title "Tub Dance" is the alternate title, while "Diogenis" is the main title.

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Printed sources : - Knowles (A Northern Lass), 1995; p. 4.

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