Fourpence Ha’penny Farthing jig

Also known as Fourpence Halfpenny Farthing.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Fourpence Ha'penny Farthing has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Fourpence Ha'penny Farthing
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A | d2 e f2 d | g2 e f2 d | d2 e fed | c3 e3|
d2 e f2 d | g2 e f2 d | fga gec | d3 d2:|
|: g | fed c2 A | ABA A2 g | fed c2 A | B3 g3|
fed c2 A | ABA A2 g | fga gec | d3 d2 :|
ABC
X: 2
T: Fourpence Ha'penny Farthing
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
|:e2 f g2 e|a2 f g2 e|e2 f gfe| d3f3|
e2 f g2 e|a2 f g2 d|egb afd|e3E3:|
|:bge c3|Bdf fdB|Bdf fdB|f2 g a3|
bge c3|Bdf fdB|egb afd|e3E3:|
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Four comments

I tune that I heard played at the Queen Victoria pub session (Priddy, Somerset, England) on Monday this week.

Fourpence Ha’penny Farthing - approximately £0.02 in modern UK currency (not adjusted for inflation).

English country dance

2n version, in E major

The source for this version is : Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, Vol. III, 1765-1772, nr 118.

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