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X:1 T:Dearest Dicky M:6/8 L:1/8 N:From the village of Leafield (Fieldtown), Oxfordshire N:Form: AABBB, AABBB, AACCC, AACCC Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D|G2G BAB|cBc def|gfg/f/ edc|BAG FED| G2G BAB|cBc def|gfg ABc|d3 d2:| B/c/|dGB cde|cAB cBc|dGB cde|cAB c2d| e2d eaf|g3 gfe|dcB AGF|GAG G2|| B/c/|dGB cde|cAB cBc|dGB cde|cAB c2d| (2ed e3|(2ea f3|(2ga g3|(2gf e3| (2dc B3|(2AG F3|(2GA G3|G3- G2||

DEAREST DICKY. AKA - "Dear is My Dicky," "Dearest Dickie." AKA and see "Lads a Bunchun (2)," "Marquis of Harlington (The)." English, Morris Dance Tune (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBB, AABBB, AACCC, AACCC. A cornerdance and tune from the village of Leafield, Oxfordshire, in England's Cotswolds. Leafield was called Fieldtown by the collector Cecil Sharp [1] (1859-1924), and the group of dances from that village are today known in morris circles as Fieldtown dances. The music was largely collected by Sharp from a fiddler by the name of Frank Butler. The melody appears in the c. 1860's music manuscript of William Tildesley (Swinton, Lancashire), under the title "The Marquis."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 159. Mallinson (Mally's Cotswold Morris Book), 1988; No. 21, p. 16.

Recorded sources : - Cottey Light Industries CLI-903, Dexter et al - "Over the Water" (1993). Fellside Records FECD192, Spiers & Boden - "Tunes" (2005).

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