Lady Charlott's Delight
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LADY CHARLOTT'S DELIGHT. AKA - "Lady Charlote's Delight." English, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Similar to many tunes published in Charles and Samuel Thompson's first country dance collection (London, 1757), this tune first appeared in John Johnson's Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 6 (London, 1751). It crossed the Atlantic to appear in the music manuscript copybooks of Simsbury, Conn., musician Ira Clark, Jr. (c. 1801) and Major John Gaylord, Jr. (c. 1816), also Connecticut residents.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1), 1782; No. 103, p. 37. Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), 1757; No. 32.