Admiral Rodney's Delight

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X:1 T:Admiral Rodney's delight M:6/8 L:1/8 B:Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2 (London, 1765) Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc's:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G gdB ecA|dBG AFD|gdB ecA|1 efg cBG:|2 BdF G3|| |:def gbg|faf e^cA|def gbg|fa^c d2g:| |:d2e dBG|F2G AFD|d2g dBG|cAF G2g:||



ADMIRAL RODNEY'S DELIGHT. English, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning. AA'BBCC. George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney (1718-1792) won a spectacular victory (the Battle of the Saints) against a French fleet under Admiral Comte De Grasse in the West Indies in the year 1782.

See note for “Rodney's Glory” for more information. The tune was included by Northumbrian musician William Vickers in his large manuscript collection of 1770, although it originally appeared in London publisher Charles and Samuel Thompson’s 1765 collection.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - William Vickers' 1770 music manuscript collection [Seattle].

Printed sources : - Seattle (Great Northern Tune Book/William Vickers, part 3), 1987; No. 508. Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2), 1765; No. 62.






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