Bowyer's Whim

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 Theme code Index    3324 335L2
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AABBCC
 Editor/Compiler    Charles and Samuel Thompson
 Book/Manuscript title    Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 28
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1765
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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BOWYER'S WHIM. English, Country Dance Tune (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The melody was first printed in R. Baldwin's London Magazine, or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer (1761). In America, it was included in Edward Riley's Flute Melodies, vol. 2 (New York, 1817). It is also perhaps the tune for the country dance "Bower's Whim," the steps to which were printed in several end-of-the-18th century country dance publications in New England and New York.

Printed source: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2), 1765; No. 28.

T:Bowyer's Whim
B:Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2 (London, 1765)
Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynnian Titford-Mock, 2007
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