Blaize et Babet
BLAIZE ET BABET. English, Jig. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABA. From The Entire New and Compleat Tutor for the Violin by Geminiani, via the Hardy Collection. Blaize et Babet was a comic opera by the French composer Nicolas Dezède (d. 1793).
Printed source: Trim et al (The Musical Heritage of Thomas Hardy, vol. 1), 1990; No. 89.
Recorded source: The earliest sound recording of the tune is on the 2nd Barrel, 8th tune, of a mechanical Chamber Barrel Organ , hand-built by John Langshaw (1718-1798), Organ Maker, Lancaster, c. 1785. The organ is one of three surviving Langshaw organs.