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GUILDFORD ASSEMBLY. AKA and see "Miss Ray’s Jigg." English, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in Charles and Samuel Thompson's Compleat Collection, vol. 3 (London, 1773), and Straight & Skillern's Two Hundred and Four Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1 (London, 1775). As with numerous other tunes from the Thompson's 1773 collection, it was entered into the 1788 music copybook of fiddlers John and William Pitt Turner (Norwich, Conn.). Guildford is a town in Surry.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Straight and Skillern (Two Hundred and Four Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), c. 1775; No. 171, p. 86. Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1773; No. 196.