Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Tune 244 - William and Nancy - Bledington



A morris dance tune from Bledington.

X:540
T:William and Nancy - Bledington
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
D|G2 G GBd|e2 e dBG|A2 d BAG|E2 F G2:||
d|e2 d B2 d|gfe d2 d|e2 d B2 d|gfe d2 c|
B2 B Bcd|e2 e dBG|A2 d BAG|E2 F G2:||
z2 d3|e3 d3|B2c d3|g2f e3|d3 d3|e3 d3|
B2 d|gfe d2 c|B2 B Bcd|e2 e dBG|
A2 d BAG|E2 F G2:||

Monday, 29 April 2013

Tune 243 - Hey Diddle Diss - Bledington



The 'dance off' tune from the Bledington morris tradition.


X:1
T:Hey Diddle Diss
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
g>fg a>gf | g>fe d>ef | g>fg e>dc | B2 A G3 :|
A>Bc B>AG | A>Bc d>ef | g>fg a>gf | g3   g3 ||

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Tune 242 - Old Woman Tossed Up in a Blanket - Field Town



A morris dance tune from Field Town.

X:348
T:Old Woman Tossed Up - Field Town
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
D|G2 G GBd|efg dBG|AGA BAB|E2 F G2:||
B|d2 d Bcd|efg dBG|dcd Bcd|efg d3|d2 c Bcd| 
efg dBG|AGA BAB|E2 F G2|| 
[M:4/4] D|G2 G2|GB d2|ef g2|dB G2|
[M:6/8] AGA BAB|E2 F G2||

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Tune 241 - Trunkles - Field Town



A morris dance tune from Field Town.

X:507
T:Trunkles - Field Town
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
d3 c B2 d2|c2 B2 A2 G2|d3 c B2 e2|dcBA G4|
d3 c B2 d2|c2 B2 A2 G2|d3 c B2 e2|dcBA G2||
Bc|d2 d2 d2 ef|gfge d2 g2|efed cdef|d4 d2|| 
gf|e2 c2 cdef|d2 B2 BcdB|c2 A2
ABcA|B2 G2 G2 AB| cBAG FGAB|G4 G2|| 
gf|e4 c4|c2 d2|e2 f2|d4 B4|B2 c2|d2
B2| c4 A4|A2 B2|c2 A2|B4 G4|G4 A2 B2|cBAG FGAB|G4 G2|

Friday, 26 April 2013

Tune 240 - Shepherds' Hey - Bampton



A morris dance tune from Bampton.

X:432
T:Shepherds Hey
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
BcdB c2c2|BcdB A2A2|BcdB c2Bc|d2D2 G4|
BcdB c2c2|BcdB A2A2|BcdB c2Bc|d2D2 G4||
B2G2 c3A|B2G2 A4|BcdB c2Bc|d2D2 G4|
B2G2 c3A|B2G2 A4|BcdB c2Bc|d2D2 G3||

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Tune 239 - Lord of the Dance



The tune for the American Shaker song Simple Gifts.

X:63
T:Lord of the Dance
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2|G2 GG BABc|d2 dd B2 BB|A2 A2 A2 AB|cBAG F2 DD|
G2 GG BABc|d2 dd B2 BB|A2 A2 B2 BA|G2 G2 G4||
d4 B3 A|BcBA G4|B2 Bc d2 cB|A2 A2 A2 D2|
G2 G2 G3 A|BABc d2 cB|A2 A2 B2 BA|G2 G2 G4||

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Tune 238 - Saturday Night - Bledington



The tune for a 'coming on' dance from Bledington.

X:416
T:Saturday Night - Bledington
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
A|BAB/2c/2 d2 D|EAG FED|BAB/2c/2 d2 D
|1 DEF G2:|2 DEF G3||
AFD D2 D|EFG FED|BAG Bcd
|1 DGF G3:|2 DGF G2||

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Tune 237 - English Country Gardens




As it is St Georges Day here is English Country Gardens collected by Cecil Sharp and arranged for piano in 1918 by Percy Grainger.

X:241 
T:English Country Gardens 
M:4/4 
L:1/8 
K:G 
g2 gf e2 e2|dedc B2 Bc|d2 G2 A2 c2|B3 A G4:|| 
gfge fe d2|gfge fe d2|gfgf e2 a2|f2 e2 d2 Bc| 
g2 gf e2 e2|dedc B2 Bc|d2 G2 A2 c2|B3 A G4:|| 
G2 c2 c2 e2|dedc B2 Bc|d2 G2 A2 c2|B3 A G4:||

Monday, 22 April 2013

Tune 236 - Nutting Girl - Field Town




A morris dance tune for a jig from Field Town.

X:236
T:Nutting Girl - Field Town
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
B>A|G2 G>A B>A G>B|d2 c2 A2 F2|G2 B>c d2 g2|d4 d3 B|
c>d e>cA2 B>c|B>c d>B G2 A>B|c2 A2 G2 F2|G4 G3||
B>A|G2 g2 g>e f>g|f>e d2 d2 B>c|d2 e>f g>f f>e|
f4 f3 e|d2 g2 g3 f|e2 d2 d3 B|A2 B2 c2 d2|
e>f g>e d>c B>A|G2 G>A B>A G>B|d2 c2 A2 F2|
G2 B>c d2 g2|d4 d3 B|c>d e>c A2 B>c|
B>c d>B G2 A>B|c2 A2 G2 F2|G4 G3||
B>A|G4 G3 a|B3 A G3 B|d4 c4|A4 F4|G4 B3 c|
d4 g4|d4 d4|d4 B4|c>d e>c A2 B>c|
B>c d>B G2 A>B|c2 A2 G2 F2|G4 G3||

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Tune 235 - Speed the Plough




The archetypal English folk tune.

X:458
T:Speed the Plough
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GABc dedB|dedB dedB|c2ec B2dB|c2 A2 A4|
GABc dedB|dedB dedB|c2ec B2dB|c2 A2 G4:|
g2 g2 g4|g2fe dBGB|c2ec B2dB|c2 A2 A4|
g2 g2 g4|g2fe dBGB|c2ec B2dB|c2 A2 G4:|

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Tune 234 - Step & Fetch Her - Bampton




A morris dance tune from Bampton.

X:470
T:Step & Fetch Her - Bampton
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
B2 B2 cBcA|G2 e2 egfe|d2 Bd cBcA|G2 B2 G4||
A3 c B2 d2|A3 c B2 d2|A3 c B2 d2|dcBA B2 G2|
A2 Ac B2 d2|A2 Ac B2 d2|A2 Ac B2 d2|dcBA G3||
A|B2 Bc d2 cB|A2 AB c2 A2|B2 Bc d2 g2|dcBA G3 A|
B2 Bc d2 cB|A2 AB c2 A2|B2 Bc d2 g2|fdef g4||

Friday, 19 April 2013

Tune 233 - Clog



A tune I got from the Oyster Band's Jacks Alive album.


X:87
T:Clog
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
ABA A2 G|F2 G A3|cBc e2 d|B6|
ABA A2 G|F2 G A3|cBc e2 d|G3-G2 d|
ABA A2 G|F2 G A3|cBc e2 d|B6|
ABA A2 G|F2 G A3|cBc e2 d|G3-G2||
d|d2 g gfg|f2 e A3|cBc e2 d|B3-B2 d|
d2 g gfg|f2 e A3|cBc e2 d|G3-G2 d|
d2 g gfg|f2 e A3|cBc e2 d|B6|
ABA A2 G|F2 G A3|cBc e2 d|G6||

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Tune 232 - Primrose Polka




A Scottish tune that has always been a struggle for me.

X:375 
T:Primrose Polka 
M:2/4 
L:1/8 
K:G 
d2|Bc^cd edcd|b2 g2 b2 g2|Bc^cd edcd|A6 A2| 
ABcd ed^cd|a2 f2 f2 e2|defe dcBA|B6 d2| 
Bc^cd edcd|b2 g2 b2 g2|Bc^cd edcd|A6 A2| 
ABcd ed^cd|a2 f2 f2 e2|defe dcBA|G6 d2|| 
B4 Bc^cd|b6 a2|gdBd g4|ff e2 e4| A4 ABcd|f6 e2|defe dcBA|B6 d2| B4 Bc^cd|b6 a2|gdBd g4|ff e2 e4| 
c'bab c'2 c'2|baga b2 b2|agfg adef|g2 b2 g2 b2|| 
bagf g2d2|bagf g2d2|edef g2e2|d6 B2| 
cBcd e2 c2|BABc d2 B2|^c2 c2 cABc|d2 e2 f2 b2| 
bagf g2 d2|bagf g2 d2|edef g2 e2|d6 B2| 
edeg c'2 e2|d^cdg b2 g2|fd^cd e2 f2|g6||

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Tune 231 - Raglan Road



A well known Irish song but the tune is actually from an earlier traditional song "The Dawning of the Day"

X:382
T:Raglan Road  
M:3/4 
L:1/4 
K:G 
G/A/|B2 B|B2 A/B/|d2 d| e2 d/B/| G2 B/A/| G2 G|G3-|G z d| 
e2 d|e2 g| B2 A|G2 B/c/| d2 B| g2 B|A3|-A z d| 
e2 d|e2 g| B2 A|G2 d| d2 c/B/| g2 B| A3| -A z G/A/| 
B2 B|B2 A/B/|d2 d| e2 d/B/| G2 B/A/| G2 G| G3-|G2||

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Tune 230 - Lass O' Dallogill



A sword dance tune for 1st figure North Skelton Longsword.

X:249
T:Lass O' Dallogill
M:6/8
K:G
A|BAB D2D|E2E D2D|BAB D2D|E2F G2:|
A|B2G A2F|G2G FED|B2G A2A|B2c d3|
e2c d2B|c2A B3|BAB D2D|E2F G2||

Monday, 15 April 2013

Tune 229 - Postman's Knock - Adderbury




A morris dance tune from Adderbury with the additional bits as per Aldbury Morris Men.

X:372 
T:Postman's Knock - Adderbury 
M:6/8 
L:1/8 
K:G 
G|GBc d2 B|cde d2 d|gdB BAG|A3 A2 G| 
GAB d2 d|cde d2 B|Agf ed^c|d4- d2| 
dcB Bgg|gGA B2 B|d2 d gfe|f3 e2 d| 
dgg gdB|ABc|e3 e3|e3 e2 d|dgB B2 A|G3 G3|| 
d2 d d2 d|efg d3|gfe d2 B|B2 A B3|d2 d d2 d| 
efg d3|gfe d2g|g3 f3|g3-g2||

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Tune 228 - Shepherds Hey - Field Town



A morris dance tune from Field Town probably better known by its nickname of Signposts.

X:429
T:Shepherds Hey - Field Town
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:Em
B>c|d>c B>c d2 (3def|g>a g>f e2 B>c|
d>c B>c d2 (3def|g>a g>f e6:||
z d|c (3ccc B>A G>B|d>c (3Bcd c>B (3ABc|
B>A G2 A>B c>d|e>f g>f e6:||

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Tune 227 - Jimmy Allen




A tune from the North East of England.

X:221 
T:Jimmy Allen 
M:4/4 
L:1/8 
K:G 
GA|B2 G2 G2 A2|B4 G2 AB|c2 A2 A2 B2|c2 dc B2 A2| 
G2 g2 g2 e2|d4 B3 c|d2 d2 cB A2|G4 G2:|| 
BA|G2 g2 g2 f2|e2 d2 c2 B2|A2 a2 a3 g|f2 d2 e2 f2| 
g3 f g2 e2|d4 B3 c|d2 d2 cB A2|G4 G2:||

Friday, 12 April 2013

Tune 226 - Banks of the Dee - Field Town



A morris dance tune from Field Town, one of my favourite.

X:33 
T:Banks of the Dee - Field Town 
M:6/8 
L:1/8 
K:G 
G|DEF GAB|ced cBA|BGE Ddc|BcA G2:|| 
G|Bcd d2 g|ede dBG|Bcd efg|GAG FED| 
cec BdB|GFG AFD|GFE Ddc|BcA G2:|| 
[M:4/4] G|Bc d2|d2 g2|ed e2|dB G2|Bc d2| 
ef g2|GA G2|FE D2|[M:6/8] cec BdB|GFG AFD|
GFE Ddc|BcA G2:||

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Tune 225 - BB's Reel



A 1 Row tune from a Katie Howson workshop.

X:37
T:BB's Reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
A|B2 DD E2 D2|B2 DD E2 D2|c3 B A3 G|F2 E2 D4|
B2 DD E2 D2|B2 DD E2 D2|c3 B A3 G|FD EF G3:|
E|D2 DD E2 EE|D2 G2 B4|A2 AG F2 A2|G2 E2 D3 E|
D2 DD E2 EE|D2 G2 B4|A2 AG F2 A2|G2 B2 G3:||

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Tune 224 - Uncle's Jig



I got this from the playing of melodeon player Bob Cann, usually paired with Hot Punch.

X:496 
T:Uncle's Jig 
M:6/8 
L:1/8 
K:G 
B2c|:ded dcB|ded d2d|g2g f2e|d3 dcB| c2e edc|
B2d G2B|A2B c2 B|1 A2 G FED:|2 G3G3|| 
[K:D] 
A2d c2e|d2f a2f|e2f gfe|d2f A3| A2d c2e|
d2f a2f|e2f gfe|1 d3d3:|2 d3|

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Tune 223 - The Rose - Field Town



A morris dance tune from Field Town.

X:14 
T:The Rose - Fieldtown 
M:6/8 
L:1/8 
K:G 
D|GDG G2A|BAB cde|dBG cAF|GAG G2 :| 
B/c/|ded dBG|AcB AGF|GAB cAF|GAG G2 :| 
[M:4/4] D2|:G2 D2 G4|G4 A4|B2A2 B4|c2 d2 e4| 
d2 B2 G4|c2 A2 F4|G2 A2 G4|1G4 zDEF:|2G4-G2||

Monday, 8 April 2013

Tune 222 - Highland Mary - Oddington



A morris dance tune from Oddington.

X:182
T:Highland Mary - Oddington
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2|G2 AG F2 D2|G2 AB c2 Bc|d2 Bd c2 BA|G2 FE D2 D2|
G2 AG F2 D2|G2 AB c2 Bc|d2 Bd c2 BA|G2 F2 G2:||
B2|d2 d2 d2 cB|c2 c2 c2 Bc|d2 d2 dcBA|G4 F2 D2|
G2 AG F2D2|G2 AB c2 Bc|d2 Bd c2 BA|G2 F2 G2:||

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Tune 221 - Rub-a-Dub



Probably better known as Don't Stop the Cavalry, Jona Lewie's Christmas hit.

X:396
T:Rub-a-Dub
M:4/4
K:G
d2d2 dcB2|c2c2 cBA2|B2B2 BAG2|A2F2 D4|
d2d2 dcB2|c2c2 cBA2|BAGB A3F|G4 -G4||
AGFE D2D2|AGFE D2EF|G2G2 A2A2|BcBA B4|
AGFE D2D2|AGFE D2EF|G2G2 A2F2|G4 -G4||

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Tune 220 - Ty a Gardd



Ty a Gardd (House and Garden) a traditional Welsh Jig.

X:494
T:Ty a Gardd
T:House and Garden
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
B2G GFG|B2G GFG|A2A ABc|B3G3|
B2G GFG|B2G GFG|A2A ABA|G3G3:||
g2g gfe|d2d dcB|A2A ABc|d3B3|
g2g gfe|d2d d2B|A2A ABA|G3G3:||

Friday, 5 April 2013

Tune 219 - Bobby and Joan - Field Town



A simple little stick dance tune from Field Town.

X:6
T:Bobby & Joan, Fieldtown
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
D|G2e d2c|ded cBA|GFG ABc|d2B G2:|
G|ABA E2E|ABA E2D|GFG ABc|d2B G2:|

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Tune 218 - Queen's Delight - Bucknell



A morris dance tune from Bucknell.


X:1
T:Queen's Delight
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
d2G dcB | cBc ABc | d2G d2c | BcA G3 :| cBc cBc |ABc def | gfg eag | gfe def |
g2g gfe | dec ABc | d2G d2c | BcA G3 ||


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Tune 217 - Furze Field - Bampton



A morris dance tune from Bampton.

X:6804
T:Furze Field
M:6/8
K:G
D | G2G FGA | BAG ABc | dBd cAF | G3- G2 D |
G2G FGA | BAG ABc | dBd cAF | G3- G2 ||
B/2c/2 | d2 d ded | cAF DEF | GAB cde | dcB A2 D |
G2G FGA | BAG A>Bc | dBd cAF | G3- G2 ||

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Tune 216 - Bean Setting - Headington



A stick dance tune from Headington, probably the only morris tune that contains two changes in time signature.


X:1
T:Bean Setting
M:12/16
L:1/16
K:G
G3 G2A B3 B3 | A2B cBA G2A B3 | G3 G2A B3 B3 | A2B cBA G6 :|
[M:6/8]B>AG B>AG | B<dd-d2 B | A>BA A2 B | c2 d e>dc |
B>AG B<dB |[M:9/8]A>Bc def g3 :|

Monday, 1 April 2013

Tune 215 - Bonnets So Blue



The tune used for the Upton upon Severn Hankie Dance.

X:1
T:Upton Hankie Dance - Bonnets of Blue
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
D|G2G BdB|G3 -G2D|G2G BdB|A3 -A3|
B3G2B|c3 e3|ded cBA|G3 -G2:||
F2G A3 | F2 E D3 |A2A ABc|d3 -d2c|
B2A G2F|E2F G2A|BcB AGF|E3 D3|
G2G BdB|G3 -G2D|G2G BdB|A3 -A3|
B3G2B|c3 e3|ded cBA|G3 -G2||