Maid of the Mill (2)

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X: 1 T:Maid of the Mill [2], Bampton M:6/8 L:1/8 A:Bampton P:A(AB2)4 F: K:A P:A E|A>GA c>BA|B>cd e>cA|E>dc e>de|B>GE E>FG| A>GA c>BA|B>cd e>cA|E>dc B>AG|A3 A2 || P:B c/d/|e>fe e>ga|d>Bc d>ed|B>cd e>fe|A3 G>FE| A>GA c>BA|B>cd e>cA|E>dc B>AG|A3 A2 ||

MAID OF THE MILL [2]. 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.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 40. Mallinson (Mally's Cotswold Morris Book vol. 1), 1988; 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."

See also listing at :
See the Bampton morris dance and hear the tune on [1]

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