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MORNING POST. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody also appears in London publisher Thomas Skillern's Skillern's Compleat Collection of Two Hundred & Four Reels (1780).
The Morning Post  was a daily newspaper first published in London in 1772, founded by John Bell (1745–1831). It originally supported the Whig party, until it changed hands toward the end of the century and became a Tory organ. The paper survived until 1937, when it was absorbed by The Daily Telegraph.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Straight and Skillern (Two Hundred and Four Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), c. 1775; No. 60, p. 30.