Christopher Challen found this manuscript book “ages ago somewhere in Kington. I don’t actually know where it is now.” A printed label inside the cover reads “Samuel Smith / Thornbury”. We don’t have a date for the book, nor any information about Samuel Smith.
In the linked abc file this is tune number X:10
The symbols notated here as trills are more like the letter ‘r’ in the ms.
With thanks to Christopher Challen for his copy of the manuscript
Note by Charles Menteith