Sweetest When Naked
There have been a couple of postings recently of an air called "[She’s] Sweetest when she’s naked’. This has a very similar title, but is clearly not a related tune. It’s from one of a number of collections published in about 1810 of country dance tunes intended for playing at polite English resorts (Cheltenham, Harrogate, Bath . . .).
For reasons I can’t explain, the notation has appeared in 4/4 although the time sig. is 2/4. I don’t think it matters. (The chord choices are mine. Use or disregard them as you will).
Sweetest When Naked, X:2
Here’s how it appears in 2/4 in Johnson’s Choice Collection of Favourite Country Dance Tunes (1750), as transcribed by Anne Wride for the Village Music Project.