Bobbing Around (1)

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X: 1 T:Bobbing Around [1] C:John Mason Q:1/4=120 K:4/4 L:1/8 K:G z6 D2 |G3 A B2 c2 |d2 g2 d3 B |d2 A2 d2 BA | G2 FE D4 |G2 A2 B2 c2 |d2 g2 d3 B |c2 A2 d2 F2 | G4 G2 ||z6 G2 |F2 G2 A2 B2 |c2 B2 A3 B | c2 e2 d2 BA |G2 FE D4 |G3 A B2 c2 |d2 g2 d3 B | c2 A2 d2 F2 |G4 G2 ||z8 |G2 A2 B2 c2 |z8 |cBcB A2 B2 |]

BOBBING AROUND [1]. 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).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - The tune was collected from musician John Mason of Stow-on-the-Wold, in 1907. Mason, a fiddler, was in the workhouse at the time (although he came from the nearby town of Church Icomb, and had played for Sherborne Morris.

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: -Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 148.

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