Royal Wedding (1) (The)
X:1 T:Royal Wedding , The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:William Campbell - 10th Book of New and Favorite Country Dances (1795, p. 24) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D dcd ABc|dcd ABc|dcB ABG|FDD D3| A^GA EFG|A^GA EFG|A^GF EFD|CA,A, A,3:| |:EFE ECA,|FGF FDA,|GAG GEG|FAd c3| dcd ABc|dcd ABc|def ABG|FDD D3:|]
ROYAL WEDDING , THE. English, Scottish; Country Dance Tune and Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune title refers to the marriage in April, 1795, of George IV (1762-1830) when Prince of Wales, to Caroline of Brunswick. It was an arranged marriage and not a love match; George had already illegally married the love of his life, Maria Fitzherbert. He questioned her hygiene, and she thought him fat.