Glorisher (3)

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GLORISHER [3]. English, Morris Dance Tune (2/2 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. The tune is used for a leap-frog dance from the village of Bledington, Gloucestershire, England. Cecil Sharpe, who collected the dance, called it by the descriptive term "Leapfrog" rather than its proper name. John Kirkpatrick and Neil Wayne (1976) say that the music was designed for slow capers but that the corresponding quick version of it is not known. This bit of verse is sung by the dancers during the performance:

Why don't you make your bow, Sir?
Because he don't know how, Sir!

A similar tune has been collected from the village of Headington.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 89.

Recorded sources: Topic TSCD458, John Kirkpatrick - "Plain Capers" (1976).




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