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BRITTANIA'S PROMISE. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The melody first appeared in John Hinton's periodical Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (London, 1759, p. 39) where it is described as "a new country dance," followed by a printing in R. Baldwin's London Magazine, or The Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer (London, 1762).

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Printed sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2), 1765; No. 43.

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