Admiral Rodney's Delight

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Admiral Lord Rodney

ADMIRAL RODNEY'S DELIGHT. English, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning. AA'BBCC. Admiral Rodney 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.

Source for notated version:

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

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