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 Theme code Index    51H1H1H 2H776
 Also known as    Bolloon (The), Boulounger (The)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    March/Marche
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Alexander "King" McGlashan
 Book/Manuscript title    Collection of Reels Strathspeys etc. (A)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 32
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1792
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BOOLONZIE, THE. AKA – "The Bolloon," "The Boulounger." Scottish, Quickstep (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A traditional tune published by the Gows. Anne Gilchrist, in her article "Old Fiddlers' Tune Books of the Georgian Period" (JEFDSS, vol. 4, No. 1, Dec. 1940, p. 22), writes: "As "The Boulanger" (suggesting perhaps French origin) it is one of the dances performed at the ball in Pride and Prejudice, and with "Robin Adair" perhaps the only musical items specifically mentioned in any of Jane Austin's novels. For "Robin Adair" was becoming known about this period as a drawing-room instead of a drinking song."

Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4), 1796; No. 70, p. 29. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 566. Gow (3rd Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 3rd ed., originally 1792; p. 35.

X:1
T:Boolonzie, The
M:2/4
L:1/8
R:Quickstep
B:Gow - Third Collection of Niel Gow's Reels (1792)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:D
A|(Ad)(dd)|{c}d2 dd|(ef)ce|{d}c2 (.B.A)|(Ad)(.d.d)|{c}d2 dd|(eg)ce|d2d:|
|:A|FEFG|(3ABA DE|{G}F>EFG|A2D2|{G}F>EFG|A>BAG|{G}F>EFG|A2D:||
X:2
T:Boolonzie
M:2/4
L:1/8
B:Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4 (1796, No. 70, p. 29)
Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion
K:D
A|(Ad)(.d.d)|d2 dd|efce|(d2 .B.A)|(Ad).d.d|d2  dd|(eg)ce|d2d:|
|:A|fd fg|(3aba de|f>efg|a2d2|f>efg|a>bag|f>efg|a2d:|]
X:1
T:Boolonzie, The
M:2/4
L:1/8
R:Country Dance
S: Gilchrist "Old Fiddlers' Tune Books of the Georgian Period" (JEFDSS, vol. 4, No. 1, Dec. 1940, p. 22)
N:from an "Un-named MS. of Country Dances in F(rank) K(idson)'s collection." (c. 1800)
K:D
A|OAd dd|{c}d2 dd|egce|1 {d}c2 BA:|2 d3||
|:A|GFGA|(3ABA DE|{G}F>EFG|A2D:|]