Woodward’s Rant slip jig

Woodward's Rant has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Woodward's Rant
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B2 G GBG dBG | B2 G GBG AFD | B2 G GBG dBG | c/2d/2ec A/2B/2cA F2 D :|
|: B2 d- def gdc | B2 d- d-d/2e/2f/2g/2 afd | B2 d- def gfe | dcB A/2B/2cA F2 D :|
|: B2 G Bdg dBG | B2 G FAd AFD | B2 G Bde/2f/2 gfe | dcB A/2B/2cA F2 D :|
|: B2 G GDB, GDB, | B2 G FDA, FDA, | B2 G GDB, GDB, | dcB A/2B/2cA F2 D :|
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Woodward’s Rant

I found this tune in the July 1753 issue of the Universal Magazine. Aloys Fleischmann lists it in his Sources of Traditional Irish Music, c. 1600-1855. The title likely refers to Henry Woodward (1714-1777), an English actor, dancer, and singer who performed in Ireland in the 1740s and 1750s and briefly operated a theater in Dublin. He discovered that the city could not support two theaters, however, and in 1761, opened an equally short-lived theater in Cork. Woodward visited Ireland for the fifth and last time in 1764 to act in a Dublin charity benefit. In 1770-71, he played in Scotland, where James Boswell made note of his visit. (For more info, see Phillip Highfill’s A Biographical Dictionary of Actors.)

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