Glorishears (1)

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GLORISHEARS [1]. English, Morris Dance Tune (2/2 time). A Mixolydian (Bacon, Karpeles, Raven): G Major (Mallinson). AAB (Bacon): AABB, x4 (Mallinson, Raven). Mallinson keys for the D/G melodeon. Standard tuning (fiddle). The term glorishears is from the Cromwellian Protectorate (?); it is a condensation of "The Glorious Years." The tune was specified for several ballads, says Paul Burgess, most titled "The Glorious Years of ...(regent or monarch)." From the village of Bampton, Oxfordshrire, in England's Cotswolds.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 40. Karpeles & Schofield (A Selection of 100 English Folk Dance Airs), 1951; p. 37. Mallinson (Mally's Cotswold Morris Book), 1988, vol. 2; No. 37, p. 18. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 77.

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