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. 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.