Lady Mary Bentinck's Fancy

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LADY MARY BENTINCK'S FANCY. English, Country Dance (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. Lady Mary Cavendish-Bentinck (1778-1843) is perhaps the person honored by this tune. She was the daughter of the Prime Minister William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland (1738-1809) and Lady Margaret Cavendish Harley (1715-1785).

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A miniature portrait of Lady Mary Bentinck

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Button & Whitaker's Selection of Dances, Reels and Waltzes for the Piano Forte, Harp Violin, & German Flute. With Figures, No. 8, 1815. Joseph Dale (Dale's collection of reels and dances, No. 12), London, c. 1800.

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