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X:2 T:Prince of Wales's Delight [2], The M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson -- Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (1788, No. 108, p. 54) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C c2 eg|g2 fe|faAd|cBAG|c2 eg|g2 fe|fadB|(c/B/c/d/) c2:| |:G2AB|c2 de|fafd|cBAG|G2 AB|c2 de|fdcB|(c/B/c/d/) c2:|]

PRINCE OF WALES' DELIGHT [2]. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). England, Yorkshire. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Merryweather and Seattle call this a "hypnotic little tune” after the manner of a French bourree. Their source, Yorkshire fiddler Lawrence Leadley, apparently obtained this tune, and a number of others in his collection, from the Thompson’s 1788 country dance volume. The earliest sound recording of the tune is on the 2nd Barrel, 3rd tune, of a mechanical Chamber Barrel Organ [1], hand-built by John Langshaw (1718-1798), Organ Maker, Lancaster, c. 1785. The organ is one of three surviving Langshaw organs.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - an MS collection by fiddler Lawrence Leadley, 1827-1897 (Helperby, Yorkshire) [Merryweather & Seattle] .

Printed sources : - Merryweather & Seattle (The Fiddler of Helperby), 1994; No. 116, p. 63. Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5), 1788; No. 108, p. 54.

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