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PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR [2]. English, Country Dance Tune (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was originally published in Charles and Samuel Thompson’s Compleat Collection, vol. 3 (London, 1773). As with numerous tunes from the Thompson’s 1773 collection, it was entered into the 1788 American music manuscript copybook of fiddlers John and William Pitt Turner (Norwich, Conn.).

The Town and Harbour of Portsmouth, with a view of His Majesty's Fleet at Spithead.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1773; No. 152.

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