X:1 % T:Rumford Assembly M:2/4 L:1/8 B:John Hinton - The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (London, Dec., 1754, p. 270). Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G B2(d|d)g2b|dcBA|B/G/F/G/ AD| G B2(d|d)g2b|(f/g/a) cB|B A2:| |:A|^c2(e|d)g2b|agfe|f/d/c/d/ eA| B/G/F/G/ AD|G B2(d|d)g2b|dcBA|G2G,2:|]
RUMFORD ASSEMBLY. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody, with directions for a country dance, was first published in John Hinton's periodical The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (London, Dec., 1754, p. 270), subsequently picked up by the Thompsons for their Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1 (London, 1757).
"Rumford" is the old spelling of Romford, England, once a market town in the historical county of Essex, but now absorbed into Greater London, to the east. The Star Brewery has been in operation there since 1708. The old town name was imported to the New World, and there is a town named Rumford in the Oxford County, in the west of the state of Maine.