Bath Carnival jig

Also known as Keppel’s Delight.

Bath Carnival has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Bath Carnival
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
"G"B2c dcB | "C"efg efg | edc "G"BAG |"D"FAG FED |
G2 A BAG | c2 e g2 e | d2 f g2 e | d2 A c2 d |
"G"B2c dcB | "C"efg "G"efg | "C"edc "D7"BcA | "G"G3 G3 :|
G2 A BAG | c3 B3 | cde d2 f | gdB G3 :|
|:"D"A.D.D "G"B.D.D | "D"cDD "G"BDD | "D"ADD "G"BDD | "D"A2 D LDDD |
|:f.d.d g.d.d | "segue" add gdd | fdd gdd | f2 d Lddd |
ADD "G"BDD | "D"cDD "G"BDD |"D7"AcB AGF |"G"G6 :|
fdd gdd | add gdd | c2 A d2 d | gdB G3 :|

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Bath Carnival .abc

FYI, this notation is compatible with abcm2ps. I can’t vouch for others. It may be necessary to strip some of the text, in particular, "%%staves {1 2}", "V:1", and "V:2 … G3 :|" if you can’t get it to view correctly.

"Bath Carnival" ~ English Country Dance

T: "Keppel’s Delight"
In publication as early as 1777… As a ‘longways dance for as many as will’ ~ triple minor…

"Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, Vol. 4"
London, 1780

Also in Playford & Apted English country dance collections…

"The Assembly Rooms at Bath, part of the spa, were built in the 1740’s and were in the form of a long, rectangular space to accommodate country dancing."

In Thompson’s there is also an entirely different tune called Bath Carnival.