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 - "Dearest Dickie." AKA and see "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  (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."