Indian Queen (2)

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INDIA(N) QUEEN [2]. English, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. A different tune than "Indian Queen (1)." The melody is contained in several 19th century English musicians' manuscript collections, including those of John Clare (c. 1820, Helpston, Northants) and William Mittel (1799, New Romney, Kent). It appears as "Quickstep...Londonderry" in the music manuscript of John Miller (1799, Perth, Scotland) and as "New 12th Night/New Twelfth Night" in an late 18th century anonymous manuscript from Yorkshire. Barry Callaghan (2007) says the tune appears to be from English composer James Hook's (1746-1827) piano Concerto in D, No. 5, composed in 1770. Hook is perhaps most famous now for his melody "Lass of Richmond Hill."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 38.

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