Maid of the Mill (2)
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MAID OF THE MILL . English, Morris Dance Tune (6/8 time). G Major (Mallinson): A Major (Bacon). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB, x4. A variation of version #1. Collected in the village of Bampton, Oxfordshire, in England's Cotswolds. This rhyme is sometimes sung by dancers at the beginning of the dance:
The maid of the mill, the maid of the mill,
She says she won't but we know she will.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 40. Mallinson (Mally's Cotswold Morris Book), 1988, vol. 1; No. 19, p. 15.
Recorded sources: Veteran VT111, Francis Shergold - "Greeny Up" (1988. Recorded from Bampton morris musicians). Dave Swarbrick - "Lift the Lid and Listen."
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