More Playford, more 3/2. This is 18th century Playford (1701, in the 11th Edition) by which time John Playford was long dead. His son Henry and nephew John the Younger continued the series but eventually sold the copyright to other publishers.
Another dainty dish set before me by Benjamin Rose.
From the “has been in my head forever” collection. To show how a fiddle is really part of the rhythm section in a dance band using proof by contradiction, I did a lot to smooth out the music here and you probably wouldn’t want to dance to this recording at all.
A pretty standard hornpipe.
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.
This little polka comes from the William Winter book.
She was a Swedish opera singer, Anton Wallerstein was a composer who wrote this tune (originally in E flat) in her honor. He was American, hence the spelling in this post.
We’ll never forget the day I worked out how to fit the words to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” to this tune. We’ve all tried, but it’s not going to happen.
Another from the file marked “I don’t know where I got this, it’s been in my head forever”.
This (also known as Hunt the Squirrel), and the last few tracks, are all tunes from a Playford workshop held last week at Halsway Manor. Though at time of recording, the workshop is next week, so in fact I haven’t learned these tunes yet. It probably shows.