Prince of Orange (1)

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X:1 T:Prince of Orange [1]. JGi.159 M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:3/8=100 S:Joshua Gibbons MS,1823,Tealby,Lincs. R:jig O:Tealby,Lincolnshire Z:VMP/R.Greig, 2009 K:F C|F2Ac2f|a2a gec|d2e fed|cdB AGF| F2Ac2f|a2a gec|d2f ege|f3-f2:| |:e/f/|g2g fed|c2c ceg|b2ga2e|ege cef| g2g fed|B2B ceg|b2ga2f|gfe dcB:| |:A3BAB|c2f fed|cdc cBA|G2A BAG| A3 BAB|c2cc2c|d2f egd|f3-f2:|

PRINCE OF ORANGE. English, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB’CC’. Gibbons originally set the tune in the key of ‘F’ major. Given the date of Gibbon’s manuscript, the title may honor William (1792-1849), Prince of Orange, who served on Wellington’s staff in Spain, and who at age 23 commanded the I Corps of Dutch-Belgian troops under Wellington at Waterloo. Unfortunately “Slender Billy” (as his troops called him), was inept as a soldier and was not popular with his men.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - the 1823-26 music mss of papermaker and musician Joshua Gibbons (1778-1871, of Tealby, near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire Wolds) [Sumner].

Printed sources : - Sumner (Lincolnshire Collections, vol. 1: The Joshua Gibbons Manuscript), 1997; p. 71.

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