EUROPA. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. One of the "missing tunes" from William Vickers' 1770 Northumbrian dance tune manuscript. The tune saw military service used as a quickstep. Glasgow musician and music publisher James Aird printed it as "Quick Step 25th Regiment (1)" , and 37th Regiment fifer entered it as "Quick Step to the 52nd Regiment" in his turn-of-the-19th century music manuscript collection. A different tune by this name is in John Young's third volume of the Dancing Master (London, 1726).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2), 1765; p. 88. Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1773; No. 29.