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X:1 T:Nelson's Praise M:4/4 L:1/8 N:A version of "Princess Royal" N:The measure of 2/4 in the third part (the "slows") is as-written S:Bacon - The Morris Ring (1974) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G dc | B2A2G2 dc | B2A2G2d2 | e2 ed cdec | d2 cB B2d2 | c2B2A2G2 | F2E2D2c2 | B2 AG A2F2 } G4G4 || g2g2g2fg | a2d2d4 | gfed cBAG | FA D2D4 | E2 EF GFGA | B2G2 g4 | g2d2e4 | d2B2c4 | c2B2A2G2 | FGAF D2dc | BABG A2D2 | G4 G2 || dc | B4A4 | G4 d2c2 | B4A4 | G4D4 | e4 e2d2 | c2d2e2c2 | d4 c2B2 | B3d | c2B2A2G2 | FGAF D2 ed | BABG A2D2 | G4G2 ||

NELSON'S PRAISE. AKA - "Bold Nelson's Praise." AKA and see "Princess Royal (1) (The)." English, Morris Dance Tune (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCBCB. The tune was collected under the title "Nelson's Praise" in the villages of Blackwell and Ilmington, Warwickshire, England, and is titled in honor of wikipedia:Horatio_Nelson,_1st_Viscount_Nelson (1758-1805), the hero of a number of naval battles, including the Battle of the Nile (1798) and Trafalger (1805). The melody is a version of an air often attributed to harper Turlough Carolan called "Princess Royal (1) (The)" {"Miss MacDermott"}, which was adapted by English composer William Shield for his song, "The Saucy Arethusa" (1778), one of the songs in the ballad opera The Lock and Key (1796). The melody was also printed in London by John Walsh under the title "Princess Royal: the New Way (The)."
Sam Bennet, Ilmington

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler and dancer Sam Bennet (Ilmington, Warwickshire), collected by Kenworthy Schofield. Bennet was active from before the 20th century to about 1945.

Printed sources : - Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 221.

See also listing at :
See the morris dance on [1]
See/hear Lester Bailey's melodeon version on [2]

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