Miss Grace Hayes’ Delight

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MISS GRACE HAY’S DELIGHT. AKA and see “Cream Pot (The),” “Kern Staff (The).” Scottish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Scots fiddler-composer Niel Gow (1728-1806). The melody first appears in Longman and Broderips’ Fourth Selection of Country Dances, Reels, &c. (London, 1790), “As Performed at the Prince of Wales's, Bath and other Grand Balls & Assemblies.”

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes, vol. 2), 2005; p. 76 (appears as “Leslie’s Valentine”, the name of a dance by Scott Higgs set to the tune). Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 3rd ed., 1792; p. 33.

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