Enrico reel

Also known as Enrico, Henrico, Jacob, Jacob, Waterloo Fair.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Enrico has been added to 1 tune set.

Enrico has been added to 53 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Enrico
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A |: d2fe dcdB | ABAG F2A2 | d2f2 gfgf | e2a2 a2fe |
d2fe dcdB | ABAG F2A2 | B2gf edec | d2f2 d2z2 :|
|: a2ag fgfe | dedc B2B2 | g2gf efed | cdcB A2Bc |
d2d2 cecA | d2d2 cecA | B2gf edec | d2f2 d2z2 :|
# Added by hetty .
X: 2
T: Enrico
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d2d2 dcdB|A2 AG FGAc|d2 fe defd|e2a2 agec|
defd dcdB|ABAG FGAc|d2 ef gfec|1d2d2d2 fe:|2d2 dc defg||
|:a2 ag fgfe|d2 defdef|gagf efed|cdBc AB (3cBA|
d2d2 cecA|d2d2 cecA|dcdefedc|1d2 dc defg:|2d2d2d2 fe||
X: 3
T: Enrico
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A2 | d2 fe dcdB | ABAG F2 A2 | d2 ef gfgf | e2 a2 a2 f2 |
d2 fe dcdB | ABAG F2 A2 | B2 gf edec | d2 d2 d2 :|
|: z2 | a2 ag fgfe | dedc B2 B2 | gagf efed | cdcB A2 A2 |
d2 d2 cecA | d2 d2 cecA | d2 f2 edec | d2 d2 d2 :|

Nine comments

This tune has been requested. Also known as jacob and as far as I know it is not Irish. I have it as an English Polka, could get more info from friends.

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Enrico or Jacob

To be found in the Hardy Manuscipts….the handwritten music of the father of the novelist Thoman Hardy.

From Eliza Carthy.

I think this is a morris tune from dorset. I think.

Sounds nice…

with a swing. To me, at least.

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Enrico

Nothing to with morris dancing: the Dorset connection is a reference to Thomas Hardy (fiddler and novelist). He apparently gave it the alternative name Jacob. There are similar versions in the Sussex Tune Book ("The Henryco") and on the FARNE website (Northumberland: "Henrico"), where the name seems to have been "Anglicised". That name and the melodic structure strongly suggest an 18th century (stage?) origin - i.e. pre-polka. I suppose you could polka to it if you wanted, but the FARNE description of it as "country dance & reel & hornpipe" shows an admirable reluctance to pigeon-hole it!

Waterloo Fair, X:2

The setting in the Thomas Hardy MS.