My Lady Foster's Delight
X: 1 T:My Lady Foster's Delight. (p)1702.PLFD1.491 M:4/4 L:1/8 Q:1/2=80 S:Playford, Dancing Master,Supp.to 11th Ed.,1702. O:England;London Z:Chris Partington. F:http://www.john-chambers.us/~jc/music/book/Playford/My_Lady_Fosters_Delight_1702_PLFD1_491_CP.abc K:F AG|F2A2E2A2|D2A2d2de|f2(ed) gfge|^c6AB| c2cdB2Bc|A2(d/c/)(B/A/)G2AB|c2BA G>FE>G|F6:| |:cB|A2c2G2c2|F2c2E2c2|D2B2C2^G2|A6ag| fafa fafa|egeg egeg|f2(ed) Ad^c>e|d6:|
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 , 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).