Annotation:Barley Mow (1) (The)

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X:1 T:Barley Mow [1], The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:Moffat - Dances of the Olden Time (1922, p. 17) Z:AK/FIddler's Companion K:D "Mod. quick"A|(d>e)d c2c|(B>c)B A2F|(G>F)G E2c|(d3 d2)A| (d>e)d c2c|(B>c)B A2F|(G>F)G E2 c|(d3 d2)A|| |:FGA FGA|FED d2F|(G>F)G E2c|1 d2A F2A:|2 (d3 d2)||

BARLEY MOW [1], THE. English, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. A 'Barley Mow' is a stack of barley set in a field at harvest, sometimes called a 'stook'.

"The Barley Mow" is also the name of a famous English folk-song, extolling brewed beverage through the use of anthropomorphism.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Moffat (Dances of the Olden Time), 1922; p. 17. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 119.

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