Captain Fleming's Delight
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CAPTAIN FLEMING'S DELIGHT. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. In addition to London publisher Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson's 1788 Compleat Collection, vol. 5, the melody appears in the c. 1780 music manuscript copybook of musician John Fife, who is thought to have been from Perthshire, but who also may have made entries at sea (there are references to battles in the Caribbean & the Mediterranean).