Nancy Dawson

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T:Nancy Dawson
% NFF Book 2020
% Bush Traditions recording played by Roland Clarke
C:Trad (English)
S:The 'Convict Dance and Music Research Project' by Dr. Heather Blasdale-Clarke at QUT
Z:arranged by Roland Clarke, 2019
H:Nancy Dawson was a popular actress and dancer for many years around 1760,
H:and was well known for dancing a hornpipe and being free with her favours.
H:Even many years later, during the settlement of Australia, she was still
H:a well known figure. This particular tune was well known and referenced in
H:the colony, including being the opening tune in a play in 1826 and was the
H:tune for a song published in the newspaper in 1843.
H:Advertising (1826, September 20). The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 - 1848), p2
H:NEW SONG. (1843, March 18). 'The Satirist and Sporting Chronicle' (Sydney, NSW : 1843), p3.
B:H.E Clarke, Social Dance and Early Australian Settlement, PhD Thesis, QUT, 2018
N:Published 1773.
N:Other versions of this tune can be found:
B:AIRDS v1, No 112
B:John Buttery Files No 390
B:Alexander Laing manuscript (1863), Tasmanian State Archives, p41
O:Australia, NSW, Sydney
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Nancy Dawson - played by Roland Clarke

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