Chasse de Garde Cotillion (La)
X:1 T:Chasse de la Garde M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Cotillion B:Neil Stewart - A Select Collection of Scots English Irish and Foreign Airs Jiggs & Marches (1788) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D SA|AAA FDd|dfd cAa|a2a fdd|dcd e2A| AAA FDd|dfd cAa|a2a fdd|fge !fermata!d2!fine!:| A|A2=c ZBGB|BdB AFA|A2A GEG|GBG F2A| A2=c BGB|BdB AFA|ABc def|g2f e2S!D.C.!|| F|FFF F2B|dcB cFc|edc Bdf|faf gee| ege fdd|dfd efg|d2c B2S!D.C.!||
CHASSE DE GARDE COTILLION, LA. AKA - "Chasse de la Garde (La)." English, Cotillion (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. The melody, originally French but adopted in Britain for fashionable dancing, appears in Neil Stewart's A Select Collection of Scots English Irish and Foreign Airs Jiggs & Marches  (Edinburgh, 1788, p. 14). Dance instructions were printed in a manual entitled Book the First, Containing the Figures to Twenty-Four New French Cotillions dating from c. 1780, perhaps published in Bath.