Weazle (1) (The)
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WEAZLE , THE. English, Country Dance Tune and Jig (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was first printed in John Hinton's periodical The Universal Magazine (1750), soon followed by an appearance in London music publisher John Johnson's Choice Collection of 200 Favourite County Dances, vol. 5 (1750, p. 27). It also can be found in Glasgow musician James Aird's Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs vol. 2 (1785, p. 17). It was entered into the large music manuscript of military fifer John Buttery(1784-1854) at the end of the 18th century (or beginning of 19th century), where "The Weazle " is labelled a 'quickstep'. Buttery joined the 34th Regiment in Lincoln and saw considerable service, after which he settled in Canada. His manuscript is called the "John Fife" manuscript in the EASMES database.