Happy Meeting (2) (The)
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HAPPY MEETING , THE. English, Triple Hornpipe (3/2 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was first published in Henry Playford's Dancing Master, Part II , the supplement to the 9th edition of the long-running series. It was retained in all subsequent editions of the Dancing Master, through the 18th and final edition of 1728 (published by John Young, heir to the Playford concerns). "Happy Meeting" also appeared in Walsh's Compleat Country Dancing Master, editions of 1718, 1731 and 1754.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Barlow (Compleat Country Dance Tunes from Playford's Dancing Master), 1987; No. 357, p. 85. Walsh (Complete Country Dancing-Master, Volume the Fourth), London, 1740; No. 76.