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MARLBOROUGH HOUSE. AKA and see "Bonnie Sailor (The)." English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune was published in all four editions of John Young's Second Volume of the Dancing Master (1710-1728), and in rival London publishers Walsh and Randall's The New Country Dancing Master, Second Book (1710 and Walsh and Hare's Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (1719).
Marlborough House , Westminster, central London, was the city residence of the Dukes of Marlborough. It was designed by architect Christopher Wren and his son, and construction was completed in 1911. It was originally built for Sarah Churchill (1660-1744), Duchess of Marlborough, friend and confident of Queen Anne (until the Churchills were banished in a fall from power).
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