Fool's Jig (1) (The)

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FOOL'S JIG. English, Morris Dance Tune (3/2 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The only stick dance from the village of Bampton, Oxfordshire, in England's Cotswolds; the stick was passed between the legs from side to side. John Kirkpatrick (1976) notes that character of the fool, a common morris representation, was supposed to be played by the best dancer and that it was usual for him to do a solo.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bacon (A Handbook of Morris Dances), 1974; pp. 57, 58a.

Recorded sources: Topic TSCD458, John Kirkpatrick – "Plain Capers" (1976/1992).




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