Le Pulley's Fancy
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LE PULLEY'S FANCY. AKA and see "Connachtman's Jig (The)," "Holly Tree (1) (The)," "Jackson's Welcome Home," "Lilt (2)," "Trip to Chelmsford." Irish, English; Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Mr. Le Pulley was a London dancing master who is mentioned in newspapers and advertisements from the 1780 through the turn of the 19th century. He advertised in The Morning Post (January 10, 1804) instruction in "Country Dances, Reels, Jiggs, Hornpipes, Strathspeys, Gavots, Minuets, Cotillons, Quadrilles, Ballets, and a variety of fancy Irish and Scotch Dances." London publishers the Thompson family printed the tune several times: first in their annual collection of country dances in 1781, then in their compendium Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (1788) where the identical tune appears twice, as "Le Pulley's Fancy" and as "Trip to Chelmsford."
The tune, however, was appropriated by the Thompsons and has an Irish provenance, composed by Walker Piper Jackson and well-known as "Jackson's Welcome Home."