Sir Sydney Smith's Escape

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 Theme code Index    1342 37L25L
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/2
 Structure    AABBCC
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Edward Holmes
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Edward Holmes music manuscript collection
 Tune and/or Page number    
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1846
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X: 1 T:Sir Sydney's Smiths Escape. EHo.229 A:England; East Yorkshire M:C| L:1/8 Q:1/4=100 B:Edward Holmes MS, c1846, Beverley, Yorkshire. N:During the French Revolutionary Wars, Sydney Smith specialised in inshore N: operations, and on 19 April 1796, he was captured while attempting N:to cut out a French ship in Le Havre. Instead of exchanging him as was the N:custom, Smith was taken to the Temple prison in Paris to be charged with N:arson for his burning of the fleet at Toulon. He was held in Paris for two years, N:despite a number of efforts to exchange him and frequent contacts with both N:French Royalists and British agents. Eventually in 1798, he was helped to N:escape by the Royalists, who pretended to be taking him to another prison. N:Instead, they brought him to Le Havre, where he boarded an open fishing boat N:and was picked up on 5 May by HMS Argo on patrol in the English Channel, N: arriving in London on 8 May 1798. (Wickipedia) N:NB1 = unmarked triplet in MS. O: Z:Village Music Project 2018, Jake Wade. Beverley, East Yorks F: K:A E | Ac Tc2 dBTB2 | cAGA {c/}(B/A/G/F/) E.E | Ac Tc2 dB TB2 |\ d/c/B/A/ G/A/B/G/ AE/C/ A,2 :| |: e | .a.g.f.e .d.c.B.A | .e.cac (cB).B.e | (3a/b/a/ (3g/a/g/ (3f/g/f/ (3e/f/e/ (3d/e/d/ (3c/d/c/ "NB1"(3B/c/B/ A>B | .c(c/d/) .B(B/c/) A/E/C/E/ A, :| |: (A/B/) | c/A/c/A/ c/A/c/A/ d/B/d/B/ d/B/d/B/ | c/A/c/A/ c/A/c/A/ G/A/B/G/ E/G/A/B/ | c/A/c/A/ c/A/c/A/ d/B/d/B/ d/B/d/B/ | d/c/B/A/ G/A/B/G/ A/E/C/E/ A, :|