King George the Third Delight

Contemporary newspaper reports, later retold by Thomas Hardy, indicate that on one of George the Third’s visits to Weymouth his bathing machine was followed into the sea by another loaded with musicians. As he emerged from the water, the band, confined to its supermarine carriage, burst forth with “God Save the King”.

I imagine the “Delight” in this tune’s title does not refer to that event.

Published by

Graham Lee

Plays the tunes.

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