Miss Dolland's Delight

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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 Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 4 (London, 1780). 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).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Fleming Williams & Shaw (English Dance Airs, Popular Selection; Book 1), 1965; p. 13. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 30. Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 4), 1780; p. 93.

Recorded sources: F&W Records 4, "The Canterbury Country Orchestra Meets the F&W String Band."




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