Sailor's Delight (1)

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X: 1 T:Sailor's Delight [1]. (p)1698.PLFD1.399, The M:6/4 L:1/4 Q:3/4=110 B:Playford, Dancing Master,9th Ed,extra Supplement(9D),1698 O:England;London H:1698. Z:Chris Partington <> K:D A|FAFAFA|d3A2G/F/|G>AGF2E|E3-E2G/F/| GFGEFG|d3e2a/g/|f>ga/f/e2d|d3-d2:| |:g/f/|g>fgeag|fa2-a2g/f/|g>ag/f/ef^d|e3-e2(c/B/4c/4)| d>cBc/B/A/G/F|G>ABE2d/c/|dFdE2D|D3-D2:|

SAILOR'S DELIGHT [1]. AKA - "Saylor's Delight." English, Country Dance Tune and Jig (6/8 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was first printed, with directions for a country dance, in the supplement to the Dancing Master, Part II, 2nd edition (9D), printed in London by Henry Playford in 1698. It was retained (with 'sailor' spelled various ways) in the long-running Dancing Master series through the 18th and final edition of 1728, published at the time by John Young, heir to the Playford publishing concerns. The dance was also printed by rival London publisher John Walsh in his The Compleat Country Dancing Master (1718, 1731, 1754). It was also entered into the 1790 music manuscript copybook of London musician Thomas Hammersley.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 619. John Walsh (Complete Country Dancing-Master, Volume the Fourth), London, 1740; No. 72.

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