Widow's Wish (2)
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WIDOW'S WISH . English, Jig and Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. There was a comic farce in two acts by Henry Ward written in 1746 called The widow's wish, or, An equipage of lovers, but whether any of the "Widow's Wish" country dances are associated with it is unknown. It was said Ward's play was "stolen from the Half-Pay Officers," produced in 1720.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: William Randall (Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1771), No. 24.