AIR . American, Air (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was composed by George Saunders of Providence, Rhode Island. Saunders was a music teacher (self-professed "Professor of Music and Dancing") and ran a music shop where he sold instruments and sheet music. He also was in demand as a dance caller and musician from 1820's until his death in 1850.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Saunders(New and Complete Instructor for the Violin), Boston, 1847; No. 13, p. 23.