Annotation:Bacca Pipes (1)

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X:1 T:Bacca Pipes Jig (Greensleeves) M:6/8 L:1/8 K:A Dorian c3 c2e|d2c B3|c2B A3|B2A G3| (c3 c2)e|d2c B3|c2A B2G|A3 A3|| g2f g2e|d2B G3|g2f g2e|a2f d3| g2f g2e|d2c B3|c2d e2d|A3 A3||

BACCA PIPES [1] (GREENSLEEVES). AKA – "Pipe Dance." AKA and see "Greensleeves (1)." English, Morris Dance. A Dorian (Bacon {Bampton, Hinton}, Karpeles, Raven). Standard tuning. AAB (Bacon {Hinton}): AABB (Karpeles, Raven): ABA'B'ABAB(Bacon {Headington}). From the Bampton and Headington areas of England's Cotswolds. 'Bacca' pipes refers to the long-stemmed clay tobacco pipes (sometimes called 'churchwarden' pipes), which were crossed and placed on the ground (in the manner of some sword dances) whilst a solo jig was danced between them. Although not related to the tune it is interesting to note that the term 'bacca-pipes' in lower class English slang of the early 19th century referred to whiskers curled in small close ringlets. See related "Bacca Pipes (2)" from Bacon {Ascot-Under-Wychwood}. See notes for "annotation:Greensleeves (1)" for more information on the dance baccapipes.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Bacon (A Handbook of Morris Dances), 1974; pp. 57, 197, 204. Karpeles & Schofield (A Selection of 100 English Folk Dance Airs), 1951; p. 36. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 74.

Recorded sources : - EFDSS CD03, William Kimber – "Absolutely Classic: The Music of William Kimber." Topic 12T249, William Kimber – "The Art of William Kimber" (William Kimber played the anglo concertina for Headington Quarry Morris on Boxing Day, 1899, when Cecil Sharp first encountered them, which led to a morris dance revival).

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