Ladies' Pleasure (1)

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LADIES PLEASURE [1]. AKA and see "Ladies of Pleasure." English, Morris Dance Tune (6/8 time with some irregular measures – the 'Slows'.). F Major (Bacon, Karpeles & Raven): G Major (Barnes, Mallinson). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC (Karpeles & Raven): AABC (Barnes): ABCBCB (Bacon, Mallinson). Published before 1730. The tune is sometimes called "Ladies of Pleasure," a distinct change in meaning. Collected from the village of Bledington, Gloucestershire, in England's Cotswolds near the Oxfordshire-Gloucestershire border.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 93. Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes, vol. 2), 2005; p. 71. Karpeles & Schofield (A Selection of 100 English Folk Dance Airs), 1951; p. 39. Mallinson (Mally's Cotswold Morris Book), 1988; No. 28, p. 20. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 26.

Recorded sources: EMI/Harvest 7243 8 29861 2 6, Ashley Hutchings et al – "Son of Morris On" (1976/1994).




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