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.
Re: Fourpence Ha’penny Farthing
Thompson actually gives "The Wild Irishman" as the title of this tune. "Fourpence Ha’penny Farthing" more usually refers to a different tune, a tune also known as "The Jockey", or "She got money by th’ bargain".
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