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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.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Robert Bremner (The Compleat Tutor for the Hautboy), London, c. 1775; p. 23. John Johnson (The Compleat Tutor for the Hautboy), London, 1750; p. 11. Alfred Moffat & Frank Kidson (Dances of the Olden Time), 1912; p. 59. John Simpson (The Compleat Tutor for the Hautboy), London, 1746; p. 23. John Walsh (Third Book of the Compleat Country Dancing Master), 1735; p. 60 (also edition of 1749, p. 72). John Walsh (Caledonian Country Dances), c. 1745; p. 80. Daniel Wright (Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances), 1740; p. 56 (printed in London by John Johnson).

Recorded sources : - Mrs. Casey Records MRCRD 9993, The Cock and Bull Band - "Encore du Vingt" (1999).

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