Annotation:Cuckoo's Nest (3) (The)

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X:1 T:Cuckoo's Nest [3], Sherborne M:2/2 L:1/8 A:Sherborne P:A(AB)5A K:GDOR P:A |:BcBA G2g2| d2d2 c2d2| AcAG F2GA|B2c2 G4:| P:B |:g2g2 g2ag|^f2d2 d3e |=f2f2 f2gf|e2c2 c4 | BcBA G2g2| d2d2 c2d2| AcAG F2GA|B2c2 G4:|

CUCKOO'S NEST [3]. English, Morris Dance Tune (2/2 time). E Dorian (Mallinson): G Dorian (Bacon). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (x5), AA (Mallinson): AABA (Bacon). From the Sherborne, east Glouchestershire, area of England's Cotswolds, where the music was traditionally playedon the pipe and tabor (whittle and dub). Hugh Mellor (Welsh Dance Tunes, 1935) notes that the tune has a 'Rosalie', in the second part, which he maintains is unusual in English folk music but common in Welsh (see the related Welsh melody "Nyth y gwcw").

"The Cuckoo's Nest" has numerous variants and versions. A more complete discussion of the vicissitudes of the tune can be found at "annotation:Cuckoo's Nest (4) (The)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 282. Mallinson (Mally's Cotswold Morris Book, vol. 2), 1988; No. 51, p. 25.

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