Major Malley’s Reel

The ever-present Thomas Hardy:

‘Twas Christmas, and the Phoenix Inn
Was lit with tapers tall,
For thirty of the trooper men
Had vowed to give a ball
As “Theirs” had done (fame handed down)
When lying in the self-same town
Ere BuonapartĂ©’s fall.

Later on, The Dance at the Phoenix lists the “Famed Major Malley’s Reel” as one of the dances, after that “favourite quick-step Speed the Plough“.

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Graham Lee

Plays the tunes.

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