Lady Townsend's Fancy

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LADY TOWNSEND'S FANCY. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The tune could be employed as a polka or reel. See note for "Lady Walpole Reel (1)" for a mention of the Townsend family.

Source for notated version: a c. 1840's music manuscript collection by fiddler Lawrence Leadley, 1827-1897 (Helperby, Yorkshire) [Merryweather & Seattle].

Printed sources: Merryweather & Seattle (The Fiddler of Helperby), 1994; No. 115, p. 63. Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5), 1788; No. 115, p. 58.

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