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X:1 T:Turnpike Gate [4] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Vivace" B:William Cahusac – The German Flute Preceptor (c. 1814, p. 13) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D ded|f2d g2e|a2f ded|e2g B2e|c2A ded| f2d g2e|a2f ded|e2g ABc|d2z !fermata!:| aba|a2f f2f|g2e ede|f2d dcd|e2A ABc| d2d ede|f2f gfg|aba g2f|e3 aba| a2a aba|a3 aba|aba aba|a2 z||



TURNPIKE GATE [4]. English, Jig (6/8 time). C Major (Harding): D Major (Cahusac, Gibbons, Winnington): G Major (Kennedy). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Harding): AAB (Cahusac): AABB (Gibbons, Kennedy). The jig “Turnpike Gate” appears in print in dancing master Thomas Wilson’s Companion to the Ball Room (London, 1816). In manuscript collections it can be found in Joshua Gibbons (Lincolnshire, c. 1823) copybook, and, in America, Daniel Henry Huntington’s copybook (Onondaga, N.Y., 1817).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - the 1823-26 music mss of papermaker and musician Joshua Gibbons (1778-1871, of Tealby, near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire Wolds) [Sumner].

Printed sources : - William Cahusac (The German Flute Preceptor), c. 1814; p. 13. Harding’s All Round Collection, 1905; No. 82, p. 26. Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), 1880-1882; p. 632. Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 189, p. 44. Sumner (Lincolnshire Collections, vol. 1: The Joshua Gibbons Manuscript), 1997; p. 13.






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