Wooton Underhedge Assembly

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X:1 T:Wotton-Underedge Assembly B:John Hinton - Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (October, 1753, p. 175) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig K:G d2d d2e|BcA B2G|d2e dcB|TA3 G3:| |:F2G A2B|AGF E2D|A2B AGF|TE3 D3| B2c d2e|BcA B2G|gfe dcB|TA3 G3:|]



WOOTON UNDERHEDGE ASSEMBLY. AKA – “Wotton Underedge Assembly,” “Wooton Undridge Assembly.” English, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody, like many in Charles and Samuel Thompson’s 1757 country dance collection, was first published in John Hinton’s periodical Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (London, October, 1753, p. 175) as "Wotton-Underedge Assembly". It later appeared (as did many of Hinton's country dances) in John Johnson’s 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 7 (London, 1756). Johnson’s title was “Wooton Undridge Assembly.” The title refers to the Gloucester market town of Wotton-under-Edge (the Edge being a limestone escarpment), a center for the wool trade in the Cotswolds. See also another tune named for the town, “Wotton Underhedge Fair.”

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), 1757; No. 73.

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