Merry Fifers (The)
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MERRY FIFERS, THE. English, Jig. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The tune is in a section of London publisher Straight & Skillern's volume labelled "1772".
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Straight and Skillern (Two Hundred and Four Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), c. 1775; No. 85, p. 43. Thomas Skillern (Skillern's Compleat Collection of Two Hundred & Four Reels and Country Dances), 1776; p. 49.