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QUEEN'S PALACE. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody also appears in London publisher Thomas Skillern's Skillern's Compleat Collection of Two Hundred & Four Reels (1780).
The Queen's Palace began as Arlington House, then, rebuilt from the ground in 1703, as Buckingham House. Early in the reign of George III he purchased the property as a royal residence, thinking it would house his growing family, and it became known as the Queen's Palace. However, both he and Queen Charlotte preferred residences at Kew and Windsor. The structure was enlarged during the Regency of Prince George (later George IV) and became Buckingham Palace.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Straight and Skillern (Two Hundred and Four Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), c. 1775; No. 18, p. 9.