Miss Dolland's Delight
X:1 T:Miss Dolland's Delight M:2/4 L:1/16 R:Country Dance B:Thompson - Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 4 (London, 1780) K:A E2|:A2a4 g2-|g2 f4-e2|(f2a2) (e2c2)|(d2B2) (A2G2)| A2 a4 g2-|g2 f4-e2|(f2a2)(B2^d2)|e4 E4:| |:E2 d4 cB|c2 e4-d2|c2-a2 A2-c2|B2-E2 E4| A2 c4 BA|(B2a2) (g2f2)|(e2d2) (c2B2)|A4-A4:||
MISS DOLLAND'S DELIGHT. AKA and see "Bishop (1) (The)." English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was first published in Charles and Samuel Thompson's Twenty-Four Country Dances for the Year 1765 (London, p. 8). The tune sometimes is called “The Bishop,” a confusion due to the melody being paired with a dance called The Bishop (in the Apted book, for example). This substitution of the original music for the dance The Bishop for the music of "Miss Dolland's Delight" is attributed to English dance and music collector Cecil Sharp, who did not hesitate to resupply dance he liked with other tunes that suited him more than the originals.