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 Theme code Index    3H3H2H2H 1H3H55
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Charles and Samuel Thompson
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances vol. 3
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 7
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1773
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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CROSS HANDS, THE. English, Country Dance Tune (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was first published by Charles and Samuel Thompson in their third country dance collection (London, 1773). It also appears in the 1788 music manuscript commonplace book of John and William Pitt Turner, fiddlers from Norwich, Conn., along with several other tunes from the Thompson's collection.

Printed source: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1773; No. 7.

T:Cross Hands, The
B:Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3 (London, 1773)
Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynnian Titford-Mock, 2007
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defd A3 G|FAdf (ga/b/)ag|fedc d3::A|AGFG FAdf|gfe(d d)cBA|
B2 cd efga|bged "tr"d2c2|a3b gfed|efge dcBA|BGFE (ga/b/)ag|fedc d3:||

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