England's Glory

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ENGLAND'S GLORY. AKA and see "May Day (5)," "Parson in the Suds (1)." 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."

Source for notated version:

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

Recorded sources:

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