X:1 T:Tartar, The B:John Hinton - The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (2nd Supplement, 1757, p. 340) M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D D2 (3Bcd|BGAF|GABG|E2B2|D2 (3Bcd| BGAF|defd|B2d2::defd ecdB|AcdF| E2B2|DEFG|ABAF|GEAF|D2d2:|
TARTAR, THE. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was first published in John Hinton’s Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (London, 2:340, 1757). It was picked up by publisher J. Johnson for his 'Two Hundred Favourite Country Dances, vol. 8 (London, 1758, p. 100). While the title 'Tarter' could reflect many things, there have been several Royal Navy ships called HMS Tartar, and perhaps there is a connection.