Blue Eyed Stranger (1) (The)

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BLUE EYED STRANGER [1], THE. AKA and see "Country Gardens." English, Morris Dance Tune (4/4 time). G Mixolydian (Raven): D Mixolydian (Bacon). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABA (Bacon): AABB (Raven). The Cecil Sharpe version of this tune is derived from a tune called "Mill Oh (The)", popular in the 18th and early 19th centuries (it was first published by Thompson in Orpheus Caledonius (1725)), states Bayard (1981). Burns wrote a song to the tune called "Soldier's Return (The)," in 1793, and a 6/8 version appears as "Cuba March (The)." This version is from the area of Sherborne, Gloucestershire, England, where it is the vehicle for a handkerchief dance.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 281. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 78.

Recorded sources:

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