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X:1 T:Winchester Camp M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson -- Compleat Collection of 200 B:Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (1788, No. 182, p. 91) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A2f fef|A2g gfg|A2f fef|efd cBA| A2f fef|A2g gfg|egf edc|d3 D3:| |:a2a agf|bag agf|g2g gfe|fad cBA| fdf B2d|geg c2e|agf efg|fdd d3:|]

Sir Richard Whitworth in camp at Winchester 1778, by Robert Laurie, after Thomas Hardy.
WINCHESTER CAMP. English, Country Dance Tune & Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody and country dance instructions appear in a few collections of the latter 18th century, beginning with Longman, Lukey and Broderip's Bride's Favourite Collection of 200 Select Country Dances, Cotillons (London, 1776), and also in Longman and Broderip's Compleat Collection of 200 Favorite Country Dances (1781) and Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favorite Country Dances, vol. 5 (London, 1788, p. 91).

Winchester, Hampshire, was one of the locations for stationing and training troops during the latter 18th century wars with France.

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