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NELSON'S FANCY. American, Country Dance Tune. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was composed by George Saunders of Providence, Rhode Island. Saunders was a music teacher (self-professed "Professor of Music and Dancing") and ran a music shop where he sold instruments and sheet music. He also was in demand as a dance caller and musician from 1820's until his death in 1850.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Saunders (New and Complete Instructor for the Violin), Boston; 1847, No. 13, p. 23.