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X:1 T:Jamie's Return M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson -- Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite B:Country Dances, vol. 5 (1788, p. 7) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F F/G/A/B/ cA|fAcA|Gg/a/ bg|fedc|F/G/A/B/ cA|fAcA|BGFE|F2-F2:| |:afaf|bagf|ecde|f/e/f/g/ ff|afaf|bagf|ecde|f2f2:| |:fgaf|dc c2|cdcB|BA A2|fgaf|defd|cBAG|F2 F2:|]

JAMIE'S RETURN. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. "Jamie's Return" is the name of a dance the was staged after Act I of the play Summer Amusement, staged at the Haymarket Theatre in June, 1787. It was danced by "the young D'Egvilles, Miss DeCamp". "Jamie's Return" was entered in the mid-19th century music manuscript of William Winter (1774-1861), a shoemaker and violin player who lived in West Bagborough in Somerset, southwest England.

The melody was also entered into Book 1 of the 1788 music manuscript collection of Thomas Molyneaux, who identified himself as an Ensign in the 6th Regiment (of Foot), Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Shelburne was a primary destination for American Loyalists after the peace of 1783.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - A. Robinson Jr. (Massachusetts collection of martial musick: containing a plain, easy and concise introduction to the grounds of martial musick), Exeter, 1820; p. 38. Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dance Tunes, vol. 5), 1788; p. 7. Geoff Woolfe (William Winter’s Quantocks Tune Book), 2007; No. 284, p. 104 (ms. originally dated 1850).

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