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 Theme code Index    5H5H5H4H 3H3H1H3H
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 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Charles and Samuel Thompson
 Book/Manuscript title    Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances vol. 1
 Tune and/or Page number    
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1757
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 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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<abc float="left"> X:1 T:Betty Blue M:C| L:1/8 B:Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1 (London, 1757) Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynnian Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc's:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D a3 b a2g2|f3e d2f2|a3b agfe|d4 d4|a3 b a2g2|f3e d2f2| a3b a2f2|d4 d4::e3 f e2d2|c3 B A2c2|e3 f e2c2|A4 A4|e3 f e2d2| c3B A2c2|e3 f e2c2|A6 a2|a6 a2|A6 a2|A2 a2 A2 a2|A4 A4|f3 g f2 e2| d3 c d2 e2|f3 g f2 e2|d4 d4|f3 g f2 e2|d3 c d2 g2|a2 f2 g2 e2|d4 d4:|| </abc>

BETTY BLUE. English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABC (Barnes): AABB (Thompson). The melody first appears in print in David Rutherford's Choice Collection of Sixty of the Most Celebrated Country Dances (London, 1750, with a second volume in 1760). It also appears in Charles and Samuel Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances (London, 1757), John Johnson's Two Hundred Favourite Country Dances, vol. 8 (London, 1758), and a tutor for the guitar published by Thorowgood and Horne (London) around 1763.

Printed sources: Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes, vol. 2), 2005; pg. 87 (appears as "Moor Hall", the name of a dance set to the tune). Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), 1757; No. 152.