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BALANCE THE STRAW [2]. English, Morris Dance Tune (6/8 time). D Major (Bacon): G Major (Mallinson). Standard tuning. AABA (Bacon): AABB (Mallinson). From the Field Town (Leafield) area of England's Cotswolds. Bacon (1974) says this tune is a "new version of 'Balance the Straw' (which) has appeared in post-war years, and has become (an) accepted and effective part of the morris man's repertoire. The tune is a composed, or at least a modified one."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 151. Mallinson (Mally's Cotswold Morris Book), vol. 1, 1988; No. 29, p. 20.

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