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BARE NECESSITIES. English, Waltz. D Dorian. Standard tuning. AB. Composed in 1974 by the English collector, composer and long-time EFDSS champion Pat Shaw (1917-1977). The melody was written for Gladys and Joe Muschamp of Bare, Cheshire, who ran a hardware shop. Shaw suggested the name "Bare Necessities" to them for the enterprise, which they readily accepted.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Matthiesen (Waltz Book II), 1995; p. 4.
Recorded sources: Varrick C-VR-013, Bare Necessities - "English Country Dances" (1987).