The Humours Of Bath jig

Also known as Bath Medley, The Humours Of The Bath, Spring’s A-Coming, The Humors Of Bath.

The Humours Of Bath appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Humours Of Bath has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Humours Of Bath has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Humours Of Bath
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B/A/|G2g fed|efg dcB|ecA dBG|FGA A2B/A/|
G2g fed|efg dcB|ecA dBG|AGF G2:|
|:F/G/|A3/2B/2A ABc|def gdB|cdc BcB|
GBG Fed|G2g fed|efg dcB|ecA dBG|AGF G2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Humours Of Bath
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D|G2g fdB|ecg dBG|EGc BGB|ABG FED|
G2g fdB|ecg dBG|EGc BGB|AEF G2:||
|:FAd fdA|GBd gdB|A^ce a2g|fAe def|
g3 fdB|ecg dBG|EGc BGB|AEF G3:||
# Added by JACKB .

Two comments

Humours of Bath

This version is adapted from ‘Old English Popular Music’ Vol 2 (1893) by William Chappell. It is in the key of E flat in the book. It cites John Watts’ ‘Musical Miscellany’ of 1729 as the source, where words are set to the tune (written in G, and in 6/4, called Bath Medley) by a Tony Aston - "The spring’s a coming" .

It also cites Walsh’s ‘Compleat Dancing Master’ (1740), where the tune is again in 6/4 under the title of ‘Bath Medley’ and slightly different:

X:1
T:Bath Medley
S:Walsh, Compleat Dancing Master
M:6/4
L:1/4
K:G
G2g f3/2e/2d|efg dcB|ecA dBG|F2G AFD|
G2g f3/2e/2d|efg dcB|ecA dBG|ADF G3:|
|:f2g afd|e2g/2f/2 g3|B2c dBG|F2G AFD|
G2g f3/2e/2d|efg dcB|ecA dBG|ADF G3:|

The tune appears as number 128 in ‘O’Farrell’s Pocket Companion’, where it is said to be "Irish". Very slight difference from Walsh, though it is in 6/8:

X: 028145
T: Bath Medley
S: O’Farrell’s Pocket Companion
M: 6/8
R: Jig
L: 1/8
K: G
D|G2g fed|efg dBG|ecA dBG|F2G AFD|
G2g fed|efg dBG|ecA dBG|DEF G2 :|
g|f2g afd|e2f g3|B2c dBG|F2G AFD|
G2g fed|efg dBG|ecA dBG|DEF G2 :|