Happy Meeting (1) (The)
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HAPPY MEETING , THE. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody also appears in the John Fife music manuscript collection of c. 1780. Fife was a musician thought to have been from Perthshire, who also may have made entries at sea (there are references to battles in the Caribbean & the Mediterranean). Playford's "Happy Meeting (2) (The)" is a different tune.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourtie Country Dances, vol. 5), 1788, No. 105, p. 53.