A tune used for a Regency dance of the same name. It was played at a pub session at the Priddy (Somerset, England) Folk Festival the weekend before last.
For those musicians unable to play more than one note simultaneously, the significant note in the triad in bars one and five is the high “g”.
YouTube video here (Hampshire Regency Dancers at Clandon Park)
The Fiddler’s Companion doesn’t carry the ABC, but it does include these notes about it:
American, Cotillion Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning. AABBCCDCCD. Boston, circa 1783: "At intervals I would be in company with a genteel young man who lived with his parents next door to my lodgings. He was a pupil of Mr. Turnner, dancing master. He introducet me in to the school, where I would often go as a spectator or visiter. Mr. Turnner had a great number of scholars of both sexes and wouyld sometimes practice them all together when I would make sure to attend. I learned at once his method and the dances then in vogue. I saw the master’s boast lay principally in hornpipes, for he would have his best hornpipe dancer dress’d in a neat sailor’s dress. At a practice in the daytime my young friend was one of the hornpipe dancers. In return of friendship I taught him many steps and soon made him the best dancer in the school, by private lessons" (quoted in Morrison, from dancing master John Durang). Morrison (Twenty-Four Early American Country Dances, Cotillions & Reels, for the Year 1976), 1976; pg. 53. North Star Records NS0038, "The Village Green: Dance Music of Old Sturbridge Village."