Bartholomew Fair

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 Theme code Index    3142 7L245
 Also known as    Dutchwoman's Jigg
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    E
 Accidental    3 flats
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    William Chappell
 Book/Manuscript title    Popular Music of the Olden Times vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 77
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1859
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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BARTHOLOMEW FAIR. AKA and see "The Dutchwoman's Jigg." English, Air (6/8 time). E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Bartholomew Fair was a fair held in West Smithfield, London, on St. Bartholomew's Day, the 24th of August (moved to September 3rd with the initiation of the new calendar in 1753), from 1133 to 1855. According to Chappell the melody can be found in 'Pills to Purge Melancholy (vol. i., 1699-1714, and vol. iii., 1719), The Dancing Master (1695 and later editions), The Quaker and other ballad operas. Chappell has identified the air's use in another ballad entitled "'Roger in amaize' or, 'The Countryman's Ramble through Bartholemew Fair'" (Pepys Collection).

Printed source: Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Times), vol. 2, 1859; p. 77.