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Music, Songs, and Dances

Music from A Buss from Lafayette

Okay, okay. This song isn't really FROM A Buss from Lafayette, but it is from the trip on which I received my own indirect buss from him,which inspired me to write the book. (I posted a video blog about this on the VIDEO page of this site.) My mother and I recorded many of the songs from Jane Austen movies/tv productions and made a little audio quiz for our fellow JA fanatic travelers. (I sang, she played the piano.) This was one of the songs. . .

The tune below is sometimes called "Again, Sweet Richard", and it is what Clara and Dickon danced at Perkins Tavern.

Some Welsh folk dancing "Again, Sweet Richard." I tried to describe this in A Buss from Lafayette as Clara and Dickon were dancing!

Played by Sara and Sienna Larson (violins) and Dorothea Jensen (piano)

Played by Sara and Sienna Larson (violins) and Dorothea Jensen (piano)

Music from The Riddle of Penncroft Farm

This was a favorite folk song of our family when I was young, so I decided to put it into my historical novel for middle graders, THE RIDDLE OF PENNCROFT FARM. In chapter 6, Pat Hargreaves sings this song. As she doesn't exist outside the story, I had to sing it myself.

When Pat sang this at Valley Forge, all the puzzle pieces fell into place for Lars!