Annotation:My Lady Foster's Delight

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MY LADY FOSTER'S DELIGHT. AKA - "Lady Foster's Delight." English, Country Dance Tune (2/2 time). F Major/D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody dates to 1702 when it first appeared in print with directions for a country dance in London publisher Henry Playford's Dancing Master [1], supplement to the 11th edition (p. 9). The piece was retained in subsequent editions of the long-running Dancing Master series through the 18th and final edition of 1728 (then printed by John Young, heir to the Playford publishing concerns).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Barlow (The Complete Country Dances from Playford's Dancing Master), 1985; No. 491, p. 111. Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909; p. 76. Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 612.

Recorded sources : - Park Records, Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band - "Hang Up Sorrow and Care" (1996).

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