Princess Amelia's Minuet
X:1 T:Princess Amelia's Minuet M:3/4 L:1/8 B:Thomas Wilson - Companion to the Ball Room (1816, p. 163) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D AB/c/|d2 AFdB|A2G2F2|B2 BcdB|A2G2F2| A2 ADFd|B2 BDBd|A2 BAGF|F2E2|| z2|CDFAdf|DFAdfg|a2g2f2|a2g2f2| bge d2c2|afd A2d2|BAG F2E2|E2D2||
PRINCESS AMELIA'S MINUET. Scottish, English; Minuet (3/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody appears in the [James] Gillespie Manuscript of Perth (1768, p. 80).
The title refers to Amelia Sophia Eleanor (1711-1786), Princess Amelia of Great Britain, the second daughter of King George II and Caroline of Ansback. Lady Pomfret considered her "one of the oddest princesses that ever was known; she has ears shut to flattery and her heart open to honesty."