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X: 1 T:England's Glory,aka. JBa.43 M:2/4 L:1/8 Q:1/2=80 S:Joseph Barnes MS,Carlisle,1762. R:.reel O:England A:Carlisle N:No key signature given, but version from Rutherford is in G Z:vmp.C.Graebe. F:http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/abc/barnes_j.abc K:C Major P:"_no key sig,See note-tune as in ms" g/f/e/f/) gd cBAG FGAB cA A2 (g/f/e/f/) gd cBAG FGAc BG G2 :|! |:B2 DG BG AG BG DG BG cAA2 cd ef ge dB cA dc BG G2 ||! zzzz|! K:G major P:"^Edited by ref. to Country Dances, Pub.Rutherford 1758" |:z|(g/f/e/f/) gd cBAG| FGAB cA A2 | (g/f/e/f/) gd cBAG| FGAc BG G :|! |:B| DGBG AGBG |DGBG cAAB | cdef gedB| cAdc BG G:|

ENGLAND'S GLORY. AKA and see "May Day (5)," "Parson in the Suds." English, Reel or Air. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears in the writer, poet and fiddler John Clare’s (1793–1864) music MS, from Helpston, Northants. Apparently it once had words set to it, although there are several songs by this title. One begins "'Industrious men, give ear a while" which seems to fit the tune. The title may refer to the battle of Trafalgar, as the phrase "Nelson's Fame and England's Glory" was used to describe the victory. See also the closely related "Devil in a Bush (The)" and the Scottish "Kincaldrum."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Deacon (John Clare and the Folk Tradition), 1983; No. 117, p. 338.

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