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LOVE AND OPPORTUNITY. AKA and see "Love in a nottle-bush." English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Love and Opportunity" was advertised in a performance bill for the pleasure garden Sadler's Wells for Monday, June 2, 1788, as "A new dance, called Love and Opportunity. By Mr. Holland, Mr. Dubois, and Mons. Boi-Maison, Miss Brouguier, and Miss Bithmere." The melody also appears twice in the music manuscript collection of English musician John Rook (Waverton, Cumbria, 1840), once under the title "Love and Opportunity," and again as "Love in a nottle-bush."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. II), 1785; No. 159, p. 58. Gilfort (Gentleman's Pocket Companion for the German Flute or Violin), New York, c. 1802; p. 37.

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