X:1 T:Calver Lodge M:C L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Nathaniel Gow – “The Favorite Dances of 1812: Some of which are Composed B:& the whole arrange for the piano forte by Nath. Gow” (1812, p. 1) N:”As Performed at his Annual Ball in George Street Assembly Rooms the 3rd of March.” B: https://archive.org/details/TheFavoriteDancesOf1812/mode/2up Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d|Sg3f agfe|~d^cde dedB|GedB GedB|c2A2A3d| g3f agfe|~d^cde dedB|GedB dcAB|G2 g2 g3!fine!|| b|abc'b agfa|gabc' d'3d'|d'c'ac' c'beb|agab a3b| abc'b agfa|gabc' d'3d'|(d'c')ac' (c'b)gb|afge .d(def)S!D.C.!||
CALVER LODGE. Scottish, Country Dance Tune (whole or 2/4 time). D Major (Kerr): G Major (Howe, Manson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Edinburgh fiddler-composer and bandleader Nathaniel Gow and first published as a country dance in his Favorite Dances of 1812 (p. 1), the cover proclaiming: ”As Performed at his Annual Ball in George Street Assembly Rooms the 3rd of March.” The Assembly Rooms in George Street remained Edinburgh's premiere venue for dancing assemblies throughout the first half of the 19th century, although it regularly housed concerts as well. The tune and dance also appear in the Scottish Country Dance Book vol. 8 (No. 3).