Dancing Master Volumes 2 & 3

From about 1710 to 1728, some additional “Dancing Master” books were published in the style that Playford had established, but with other dances, some that were already being danced and some written specifically for those books in a formulaic style. The quality was not as good as Playford’s, but they are included on this website to provide information on ALL the books that called themselves Dancing Master.

Each link currently contains a scan of the original and modern-notated music. Dance instructions are slowly being added. (There are 546 dances in this list, so it will take a while.) Numerous mistakes in the music scores and in the dance instructions have been corrected.


11th of July, The


About Ship
Albion’s Queen
All Alive
All Together, One After Another
Anna Bella
As Quick As You Please
Audenard Battle


Barn Elms
Barr a Barr
Bashful Swain, The
Beau’s Retreat, The
Beau’s Stratagem, The
Beautiful Clarinda
Belgia Retriev’d
Blackwell Hall
Bleinheim Castle
Blenheim Pound
Blundel’s Maggot
Bonny Lass, The
Booth’s Hornpipe
Booth’s Minuet, Mrs.
Bowket, The
Boys and Girls Come Out to Play, the New Way
Boys and Girls to Play
Brisk and Airy
Britains’ Glory
Britain’s Success
British Toper, The
Briton, The
Broad Sentry
Brock’s Jig
Brook and Hilliar
Buckingham House #1
Buckingham House #2
Bugbee’s Hole
Bulock’s Hornpipe
Bump Her Belly
Bunter’s Delight, The
Burgundy’s Flight
Burlington House
Butcher’s Hornpipe, The
Buxom Betty


Canary’s, The
Cank Assembly
Captain Corbet’s Maggot
Catherine Street
Chalk’s Hornpipe
Charmer, The
Charming Delights, The
Charming Maid
Cheshire Hall
Chloe’s Farewell
Churchill’s March
Cloe the Fair
Cock-Ey’d Brown
Collier’s Daughter, The
Come Along, Joan
Come Let’s Be Merry
Compleat Britain, The
Constant Billey
Constant Leander
Constant Lover, The #1
Constant Lover, The #2
Cook’s Humour
Coppindger’s Maggot
Cosgill’s Delight, Mr.
Count Leon
Country Courtship
Cupid Disarm’d


Damon’s Complaint
Daphne’s Delight
Dapper Dickey
Dash the Drawer
Devil in the Bush, The
Diamond Hall
Disappointed Widow, The
Doctor’s Commons
Donawert Pass
Dorinda’s Tea Table
Double the Cape
Down Among the Dead Men
Dr. Fauster’s Tumblers
Draw Cupid Draw
Drive the Monsieur from Flanders
Duchess of Grafton
Ducks and Drakes
Dudmason Hall
Duke d’Amount’s Delight
Duke of Anjou’s Flight, The
Duke of Marlborough’s March
Dunbury Castle
Dunkirk #2
Dutch Skipper & Jig


Eccles’s Maggot
Elector of Hanover’s March, The
Epsom New Wells
Evans’s Delight
Evans’s Jig
Ever Happy
Ever Pleasant
Every Lad His Lass
Exeter Ladies


Fair and Softly
Fair Phillis
Fair Quaker of Deal
Fairbank’s Maggot
Fairy Queen
Farewell to the Gout
Farises’s Fear
Female Tattler, The
Fickle Fanny
Flora’s Vagaries
Fly Boat
Foot Guard’s March, The
Fop’s Fancy
Fort Mounjoy
Frank and Easie
Free Mason’s Health
Freeman’s Yard
French Morris, The
French Peasant and the Jig
Friar Bungy
Friendship, The
Frisk it Freely
Frisky Jenny
Furbelows and Apricocks
Furlong, The


General Webb’s March
Generous Conquest
George’s Maggot #2
Golden Age
Golden Grove
Good Advice
Good Luck at Last
Goodwin’s Maggot
Grange Court
Green Goose Fair
Green Haystings
Greenwich Hospital
Grigg’s Maggot


Hailston Jig
Hambleton’s Round O
Hamstead Heath #1
Hamstead Heath #2
Hap nap an a venture
Happy Bride, The
Happy Conclusion
Happy Couple
Happy Improvement
Hare Hatch
Harlequin a Director
Hay Cock, a Hay Cock, A
Hay Makers, The
Health, The
Health to All Honest Men, A
Health to the Tackers, A
Heath’s Dance, Mr.
Her Killing Eyes
Hercules and Hyphronius
Hey-Makers Dance in Faustus
High Ginks
Highland Lass #1
Highland Lass #2
Highlander’s Maggot, The
Highlander’s Wedding, The
Hillerd’s Ambition
Hill’s Dance, Mrs.
Hill’s New Paspey, Mr.
His Majesty’s Health
Hochstet Battle
Hogsdon Square
Holbourn Bars
Holland’s Gin
Hombey House
Honest Robin
Hordly Hall
Horsey-Down Fields
Humours of the Age
Humours of the Bath


I Mun Be Married a Tuesday
In the Fields in Frost and Snow
Indian Emperor, The
Irish Howle, The
Irish Round, The #1
Irish Round, The #2
Islington Wells


Jack of the Green
Jack the French Man
Jigg it E Foot
Jockey Rejected
John a-Nokes the Footman
John the Mad Man
Johnson’s Humour, Mr.
Johnson’s Maggot
Jolly Bacchus
Jolly Roger
Jolly Widow, The
Jonathan’s Trip
Joy after Sorrow
Jumper’s Chase
Juno and Pallas
Jupiter and Juno
Jusper’s Maggot
Just as You Will
Justice Busie


Kelsterne Gardens
Kelston House
Kelway’s Maggot
Kettleby’s Whim
Kidlinton Green
Kill Him with Kindness
Kind and Easy
King George’s Birthday
King George’s March, and the Jig
King’s Head Hornpipe, The
King’s Maggot
Kit Cat Club, The #1
Kit Cat Club, The #2


Ladies’ Last Stake, The
Lads and Lasses
Lady Dainty
Lady Essex
Lady Herbert’s Delight
Lady Mary’s Courant
Lambeth Ferry
Lambeth New Wells
Lancaster Lasses, The
Last Disappointment
Laughing Vicar, The
Lilies and Roses
Lincoln Heath
Littleton’s Flight from St. James’s
Livingstone’s Green
London Bridge
London’s Glory #1
London’s Glory #2
Lord Cutt’s March
Lord Hereford’s Delight
Lord Killmurry’s Delight
Lord! What’s Come to my Mother?
Love and Beauty
Love and Honour
Love and Loyalty
Love in a Boarding School
Love in a Bottle
Love in a Hop Yard
Love in a Mask
Lovely Bride, The
Love’s Triumph
Ludlow Castle
Luxenbrugh, The


Madam Betty
Mademoiselle Dupingle
Major’s Delight, The
Manage the Miser
Many Friends
Mark Anthony
Marlborough House
Marlborough’s Victory
Marry Moll
Mars and Venus
Mary and Dorothy, The
Masquerade Royal
May Day
May Fair #2
Measure for Measure
Melecinda the Pretty
Mellacholly Madam
Merry Be Your Hearts
Merry Companion, The
Merry Conceit
Merry Conclusion, The
Merry Hop, The
Merry Milkmaids, The #2
Merry Nymphs and Swains, The
Minuet Paspe, A
Miss Hoyden
Monks’ March, with the Wanders
Monsieur Dupre
Montague House
Moreton Castle
Morgan’s Thought
Mother Crump
Motley’s St. James’s
Mourning in Fashion
My Lady Winwood’s Maggot
My Lady’s Lap Dog


Nampwich Fair
Neptune’s Triumph
New Anything
New Charmer
New Czar
New England
New Man Tyger
New Margery
New Minuet
New Roger
New Town
New Wedding Dance, The
Newcastle Racer, The
Next Oars
Nine Elms
Nobles of Betly, The
Noint the Teazer
North Britains
North’s Maggot
Nymph Divine


Obliging Delia
Of All Comforts
Off with the Mask
Old Cibell, The
Old Friar, The
Old Harry #1
Old Harry #2
Old Hob
Old Maid in Tears, The
Old Noll’s Hornpipe #1
Old Noll’s Hornpipe #2
Old Roger the New Way
Orange Nan
Orielton House
Orleans Baffled
Ormond’s March
Oswestry Wake
Our Happy Meeting
Oxford Act
Oxford Bowlers, The


Paston’s Maggot
Pastor Fido
Patt’s Maggot
Paul’s Alley
Peace and Plenty
Penelope, The
Peroes Dance, The
Perseus and Andromeda
Phoenix, The #2
Pinch of Snuff, A
Pinks and Lilies
Pint of Darby, A
Piping Pye-Man, The
Pity or I Die
Ponder’s End
Poor Shepherd in Love, A
Prestwick Bells
Pretty Nun
Pretty Peggy’s Minuet
Pretty Poll
Prince Eugene’s March
Prince Frederick
Prince George’s Birthday
Prince of Hess’s Rigadoon, The
Prince’s Scotch Dance, Mr.
Princess Amelia
Punch Alive
Pursuit, The
Put in All


Quaker’s Dance, Danc’d in the Play House, The
Queen Ann’s Coronation Day
Queen Bess’s Dame of Honour
Queen of Hearts, The
Queens Borough
Queen’s Square


Ramelli’s Rout #1
Ramelli’s Rout #2
Ratcliff Cross
Raven’s Hornpipe
Ravenscroft’s Hornpipe
Recruiting Officer
Restoration of King Charles, The
Richmond Green
Richmond Hill
Rigadoon Royal
Rimus’s Gavat
Roaring Billey
Room for Ramblers
Rover Reform’d, The
Rover Secur’d, The
Rowling Eye, The
Royal Fishery
Royal Galliard
Royal Sovereign


Sadler’s Wells
Sally’s Fancy
Sanco Panco
Savage’s Whim, Mrs.
Scotch Moggy
Scotch Morris, The
Scotch Union
Sea Nymphs, The
Second Thought’s Best
Serjeant Kyte
Shawbury Park
She Wou’d if She Cou’d
Shoemaker’s Row
Short and Sweet
Shropshire Lass #1
Shropshire Lass, The #2
Shropshire Round
Sir Foplin’s Airs
Slater’s Fancy
Smith’s Boree
Smith’s Round O
Softly Robin
Soho Square
Somerset House
Soulton Jig
South Sea
South Sea Ladies, The
Spanheim, The
St. Brides
St. David’s Day
St. Giles’s Pound
St. James’s Park
St. Margaret’s Hill
Stepney Cakes and Ale
Stock Jobbers
Stock Jobbers Dream, The
Strawberries and Cream
Sturbitch Fair
Subligny’s Dance
Subligny’s Minuet
Sunday in the Afternoon
Swallowfield Boys
Sword Dance, The #2
Sylvia’s Serenade


Tattler, The
Tattling Miss, The
Taylor’s Hop, The
This Great World’s but a Trouble
Three Coney Walk
Tipling John on the Riot Night
Tipling Philosophers, The
Tire’s Maggot
Toney’s Rant
Trip o’er Tweed, A
Trip to Blenheim, A
Trip to Crown Court, A
Trip to Islington, A
Trip to Killburn, A
Trip to Marrow Bone, A #1
Trip to Marrow Bone, A #2
Trip to Nottingham, A
Trip to Pancridge, A
Trip to Paris, A
Trip to the Bell, A
Trip to the Boar, A
Trip to the Camp, A
Trip to Westminster Hall, A
Trumpet Minuet
Tub, The #1
Tub, The #2
Tumas I Cannot
Tunbridge Beauties
Tunbridge Minuet
Tuneful Nightingale, The
Twas o’er the Hills and Far Away


Unconstant Roger
Under the Rose
Union, The
Union Jig
Up Goes Ely


Vain Promise
Veal’s Maggot
Vendosme’s Retreat
Venetian Ambassador
Vicar of Taunton-Dean
Vigo #2
Virgin Pullets
Virgin’s Frolic, The
Volunteer, The


Wanton Dolly
Warrington Waits
Way of the World, The
Wedding Dance, The
Wedding Supper
Welch Whim, The
Well House
We’ll Wed and We’ll Bed
Whig’s Folly
Whirly Gig, The #2
White Heart Cabbages
Whitsun Holidays
Windsor Prophecy
Windsor Terrace
Wood Lark
Wood Waltton Green
Wood’s March
Woodstock Bower
Wou’d You Have a Young Virgin


Young Damon
Young Damon’s Flight
Young Philleret
Young Phillis
Young Phillis of Wakefield
Young Roger
Young Sir John
Young Strephon


Zephyrs and Flora