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HAVE AT THE FRENCH. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The date of publication of London publishers Charles and Samuel Thompson's first country dance collection (1757) reveals the relevance of the title. The Seven Years War-the same conflict called the French and Indian War in North America, and the Third Silesian War in Germany-began in 1756 and lasted until 1763, and involved all the great powers of Europe at the time. The melody also appears in the c. 1790 music manuscript copybook of London musician Thomas Hammersley.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), 1757; No. 166.

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