Inspired by the original dance Blackheath in the 11th edn of Playford's Dancing Master (1701) and interpretations by Fried de Metz Herman (Choice Morsels, 1989) and Bert Simons (Kentish Hops, 1991). The As have been modified slightly, the B significantly and the dance has been converted from a triple minor/3 couple set into a duple minor.
B 5-12 can be a double figure of eight if the 2s wish to join in
The tune is published in:
Barlow (Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's Dancing Master, 1985) #417, p93
Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes, Vol 2, 2005)
Simons (Kentish Hops Collection) p4
Hermann (Choice Morsels, 1989) p6
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