Blue Stocking (The)

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 Theme code Index    5533 1233
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 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 History    
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Gordon Ashman
 Book/Manuscript title    Ironbridge Hornpipe (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 13a, p. 1.
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1991
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BLUE STOCKING, THE. English, Jig. England, Shropshire. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title perhaps refers to the term Blue-Stocking, which referred to a learned, pedantic or literary woman by the year 1810. The adjective was applied from around the mid-18th century to the frequenters of Montagu House, London, where literary talk and discourse replaced cards as entertainment. It derives from the practice of one of the leading lights of the assemblies, Benjamin Stillingfleet, a sometimes poet, who sported blue worsted stockings, which Admiral Boscawen dubbed the Blue Stocking Society.

Source for notated version: a c. 1837-1840 MS by Shropshire musician John Moore [Ashman].

Printed sources: Ashman (The Ironbridge Hornpipe), 1991; No. 13a, p. 1. Kennedy (Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 8, p. 4.


X:1
T: Blue Stocking, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: Jig
K: Gmaj
|: B/c/ | d2d dgd | B2B BdB | G2G AGA | B2B B2c |
d2d dgd | B2B BdB | G2G AGA | BGG G2 :|
|: B/c/ | dBg ecg | dBg ecg | ded dcB | BAA A2B/c/ |
dBg ecg | dBg ecg | d>ed cBA | B>GG G2:||


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