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LEISTER HOUSE. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Leister House was the residence of Caroline of Ansbach, wife of George Augustus, or King George II of England. She was an intelligent woman, considered a great beauty in her time, but with a strong will and progressive attitude. She and her father-in-law, George I, frequently disagreed, in part because of the insistence of George in keeping strong German influences in his English court. Caroline was more assimilated, and set up a small rival court at Leister House. She became Queen upon the ascension of her husband to the throne.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Davis (Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1748), 1748; No. 5. John Johnson (A Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5), 1750; No. 190. John Walsh (Caledonian Country Dances vol. II), 1737; No. 344, p. 84.

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