X:1 T:Tunbridge Frisk M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances (1740, p. 56) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D2|G4 G2B2|AGAB A2c2|B2g2 A2G2|AGFE D2D2| G4 G2B2|AGAB A2g2|f2 ed e2^c2|d6|| A2|d4 g2c2|B4 g2B2|A2c2B2G2|AGFE D2A2| BABc B2B2|cBcd c2g2|B2 AG D2F2|G6||
TUNBRIDGE FRISK. English, Country Dance (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB, AABB. The tune was printed in several country dance and oboe tutor collections of the mid-18th century. It was also entered into the c. 1747 music manuscript collection of Cheapside, London, musician Walter Rainstorp.
Frisk, to "dance, leap, skip, or gambol", was a term for a frolic or dance. Royal Tunbridge Wells is a town in Kent, England, 30 miles (50 kilometres) southeast of central London, famous as a spa and resort town in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.