It Grieves Me Much to Pitty Thee
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IT GRIEVES ME MUCH TO PITY THEE. English, Country Dance Tune (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was originally published by Charles and Samuel Thompson in their Compleat Collection, vol. 3 (London, 1773). As with numerous tunes from the Thompson's 1773 collection, it was entered into the 1788 music copybook of fiddlers John and William Pitt Turner (Norwich, Conn.).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1773; No. 175.