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 Theme code Index    3542H 3H71H1H
 Also known as    Black Bass
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance, Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    F
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/4, 6/8
 History    ENGLAND(London and South East)
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Henry Playford
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Dancing Master Part II (supplement to the 9th edition)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 4
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1696
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Black Bess M:6/4 L:1/8 N:”Longways for as many as will.” B:John Walsh – Complete Country Dancing-Master, Volume the Fourth B: (London, 1740, No. 134) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F c2|(A2F2)A2 c4f2|(B2G2)d2 g4a2|(b2d2) g2 (e2c2)f2|f4e2 f4|| c'|(a2f2d2) b4a2|(g2e2c2) g4a2|(f2d2)g2 (e2c2)d2|(^BG2)^B2 c4_B2| A2F2A2 (c2f2)A2|(B2G2)B2 (d2g2)a2|(b2d2)g2 (e2c2)a2|f4e2 f4||

X:1 T:Black Bass M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:Elias Howe – Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7 (Boston, 1880-1882, p. 615) B: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F c|(AF)A c2f|(BG)d g2a|(bd)g (ec)a|f2e f2:| c’|(af)d b2a|(ge)c g2a|(fd)g (ec)d|=BGB c2_B| AFA (cf)A|(BG)B (dg)a|(bd)g (ec)a|f2e f2||