Bobbing Around (1)
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BOBBING AROUND . English, Morris Dance. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Bayard (1981) says this is taken from a stage piece of the same name, something of a take-off on rural courtship. His Pennsylvania collected set (No. 402, p. 382) is similar in the 'A' part. See note for "When We Went Bobbing Around" for more on the American song behind the English versions (the 2nd strain of which is the first strain of the Morris tunes).