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HAMBLETON'S RANT. AKA and see "Ay as she piss'd she padled it," "Black and the Grey (1) (The)," "Duke of Hamilton's Reel (The)," "Lady Hamilton's Rant." English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. In addition to its appearance in Daniel Wright's 1740 country dance collection (printed in London by John Johnson), the melody was published by John Walsh in Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing Master, 3rd Edition (London, 1735, p. 59, and in the subsequent edition of 1749, p. 59). The tune is a later development of Playford's "Black and Grey (1) (The)."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Walsh (Caledonian Country Dances), c. 1745; p. 81. Wright (Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances), 1740; p. 59.