Buffoon (1) (The)
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BUFFOON , THE. English, Morris Dance Tune (4/4 time). G Major (Mallinson): F Major (Bacon). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (x5), A. Collected in the village of Adderbury, Oxfordshire in England's Cotswolds. The tune was used for a handclapping dance which comically mimiced a confrontation in which the combatants claped hands, tweaked noses, pulled ears and banging on heads. John Kirkpatrick (1976) notes that fighting movements were fairly common in morris dances, though they were not always this explicit.