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FIELDTOWN PROCESSIONAL. English, Morris Dance Tune (March Time, 4/4). G Major (Mallinson): A Major (Bacon). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Mallinson): AABA (Bacon). Collected from the Fieldtown (now Leafield), located in Wychwood Forest in northwestern Oxfordshire. For much of its history Leafield was a part of the lands belonging to the Duke of Marlboro and thus the Churchill/Spenser family. There are other processionals, unrelated, from the Tideswell and Gisburn (see "Tideswell Processional" and "Gisburn Processional").

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 150. Mallinson (Mally's Cotswold Morris Book), 1988; No. 11, p. 12.

Recorded sources: EMI/Harvest 7243 8 29861 2 6, Ashley Hutchings et al - "Son of Morris On" (1976/1994). Topic TSCD458, John Kirkpatrick - "Plain Capers" (1976/1992).




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