Miss Hamilton’s Delight

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MISS HAMILTON'S DELIGHT. Scottish, Air (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in the 1768 (James) Gillespie Manuscript of Perth'. It was also printed by Johnson in the Scots Musical Museum (1787-1803, No. 176) as the vehicle for the song "Since robb'd of all that charmed my views," written by Dr. Blacklock, in 1787. Samuel Bayard finds an adaptation printed as a harp piece in Oswald’s Caledonian Pocket Companion (IV, p. 17) and also “quite individual version” under the title “Red Fox’s Delight (The)” in Nicholas Bennett’s Alawon fy Ngwlad (I, 38).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Johnson (Scots Musical Museum, vol. 2), 1788; pp. 183-184. McGibbon (Scots Tunes, Book 1), c. 1762; p. 18.

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