X:1 T:Spence's Tent M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel C:James Hill K:G DF|G2 FA GABc|d2 ^ce d=cAF|GgdB GecA|FcAF D2 EF| G2FA GABc|d2^ce d=cAF|GgdB GecA|FcAF G2:|| DC|B,D D2 GABc|dGeG fGgG|Aced cBAG|F2A2A2 DC| B,DD2 GABc|dGeG fGgG|Acec BAGF|A2G2G2DC| B,DD2 GABc|dGeG fGgG|Aced cBAG|F2A2A2GF| GgdB GecA|FcAF D2EF|Gcec BAGF|A2G2G2||
SPENCE’S TENT. English, Reel or Hornpipe (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Spence's Tent" was composed by Tyneside publican, fiddler and composer James Hill (folk musician) (c. 1811-1853). The title refers to a Newcastle publican named Spence who had an establishment on the Newcastle Quayside. An enterprising merchant, he would also do business from a tent set up at the track on racing days.