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X:1 T:Gas Lights M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Goulding & Co. - Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1808 (London) N:"With proper Tune & Directions to each Dance (as they may be N:performed at Court, Bath, and all Public Assemblys." Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock Z:abcs's:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D D|F2F FED|A2A AGF|BdB AFA|B3 d3| F2F FED|A2A AGF|GBG FAF|E3 D2:| |:A|d2e fdB|c2d ecA|dcB AFA|B3 d3| F2F FED|A2A AGF|GBG FAF|E3 D2:||

GAS LIGHTS. AKA and see "Cambrian Lyrist (The)." English, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Gas lights in London were first publicly lit in Pall Mall, on January 28th, 1807, although it took some time for the rest of the city to be fitted with the fixtures. By 1823 most of the cities in Britain had gas lighting.

As "Cambrian Lyrist (The)" the tune can be found in a few musicians' manuscript collections of the 19th century. It was entered into the Winder Family mss. (Lake District), William Winter (Somerset, 1850) and an anonymous ms. from Staffordshire. See note for "annotation:Cambrian Lyrist (The)" for more.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Goulding (Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1808), 1808; No. 22.

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