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X:1 % T:Lord Anson for ever M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:John Hinton - Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (October, 1755, p. 175) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G g2|G2G2G2A2|BABc B2c2|d2d2d2 ef|gfga g2d2| e2d2g2d2|e2d2g2d2|c2B2A2G2|A4 D2:| |:d2|D2D2D2E2|FEFG F2G2|A2e2d2c2|Tc4 B2[A2g2]| G2B2A2g2|G2B2A2e2|d2c2B2A2|G4 G,2:|]



LORD ANSON FOR EVER. English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. George Anson [1], 1st Baron Anson (1697-1762), was an English naval hero, and Admiral of the Fleet. Later in his career he was a naval reformer who introduced a number of improvements, including the removal of corrupt defense contractors, improved medical care, a revision of the Articles of War to Parliament so tightening discipline throughout the Navy, uniforms for commissioned officers, the transfer of the Marines from Army to Navy authority and a system for rating ships according to their number of guns. The country dance and tune, appearing in John Hinton's periodical The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (October, 1755) is a public vote of confidence in his actions.

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