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X:1 T:Tunbridge Castle M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance N:Under section of "Dances, 1786". B:Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson - Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (1788, p. 27) N:" As they are Perform'd at Court, Bath and all Publick Assemblys ." Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G B/c/B/A/ GG|Ac c2|B/c/B/A/ GB|ce e2| d/e/d/c/ BB|eg g2|f>g b/a/g/f/|g2 g2:| |:b/c'/b/a/ gb|af f2|(g/f/e/d/) (e/f/g/f/)|(e/d/c/B/) A2| B/c/B/A/ GG|c/d/e/c/ AA|e/f/g/e/ af|g2g2:|]



Tonbridge Castle and mansion, early 20th century
TUNBRIDGE CASTLE. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The original Tonbridge Castle was erected following the Norman invasion and held for a few hundred years by thede Clare family. Itwas not lived in between 1521 and the late 18th century, except for a short period during the English Civil War, however, around 1793 (not long after the tune was published by the Thompsons) a mansion was constructed abutting themedieval gatehouse, the most prominent surviving part of the castle.


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Printed sources : - Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson (Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1786), 1786; Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5), 1788; p. 27.






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