>In the meantime, I looked into Fleischmann. I don't quite have the reflex
>yet, it's so new. Anyway, they link the tune to "The Scots Hall," published
>in Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, c. 1755.
>I'm not entirely convinced.
Me either. It *is* vaguely like "The Butchers' March", which in turn is
vaguely like "The Gold Ring", but the connections are pretty weak, and
as you say, "The Scots Hall" is more reminiscent of several other tunes.