Annotation:Royal Cradle (The)

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X:1 % T:Royal Cradle, The M:C| L:1/8 B:Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2 (London, 1765) Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc’s:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F a2 fd g2 e^c|d2 BG AF D2|f2 dB c2 Ac|B2 GE F4| a2 fd g2 e^c|d2 BG AF D2|B(G/A/B)G c(A/B/c)A|Bgce f4:| |:a(f/g/a)f (g/a/b) (g/a/b)|g(e/f/g)e (f/g/a) (f/g/a)|f(d/e/f)d (e/f/g) (e/f/g)|(f/g/a) (g/a/b) {f}e3d| d(B/c/d)B c(A/B/c)A|g(e/f/g)e {d}^c4|a(f/g/a)f g(e/f/g)e|fdA^c d4:||

ROYAL CRADLE. English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody is unique to London publisher Charles and Samuel Thompson’s 1765 country dance collection. The title may refer to the newborn William IV (1765-1837), the third son of George III. William eventually ascended the throne of England, succeeding his elder brother George IV in 1830. He was the last king of Britain's House of Hanover.

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Printed sources : - Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2), 1765; No. 143.

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