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X: 1 T:Castlering, Lichfield M:2/4 L:1/8 A:Lichfield P:A(AB)3A2B K:G P:A GG Gc|Bd BG|AA AG|FA FD| GG Gc|Bd BG|AA AA|G2 Gz|| P:B B4|d4|B4|G4|Bd BG|Ac AF|Ac AG| B4|d4|B4|G4|Bd B2|Ac AF|Ac A2| B4|d4|B4|G4|Bd B2|Ac AF|G2 G2||

CASTLERING. AKA - "Castle Ring." English, Morris Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB,AB,AB,AAB. From the village of Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. A curious arrangement of "Bobby Shaftoe (1)" with a quite altered second part. The first strain is shared with several tunes, including "Drunken Sailor (1)."

"The Castlering" is a pre-Roman encampment and the highest point on the Cannock Chase. It was part of the aeaudesert Estate of the Marquis of Anglesey. On Good Fridays at the Castlering Wakes, the Marquis distributed clothing to the poor, and the main events ofthe day were duck egging (a game with stones) and Morris dancing" (W. Everett and F.C. Phillips, told by Alex Helm, "The Lichfield Morris: the Story of the Recovery of a 'Lost' Tradition", p. 97).

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "From the MSS. of the late Mr. Phillip Meacham" (see above reference)

Printed sources : - Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 240. Mallinson (Mally's Cotswold Morris Book), 1988; No. 33, p. 22.

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