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MOLLY OXFORD. AKA and see "Old Molly Oxford (1)." English, Morris Dance Tune (2/2 time). F Major (Bacon-Field Town): G Major (Bacon-Ilmington). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB (Bacon-Ilmington): AABCBCB (Bacon-Field Town). The tune was collected from dancers in the villages of Field Town (Leafield, Oxfordshire) and Ilmington (Warwickshire), in England's Cotswolds. "Molly Oxford" is also known in Field Town as "Step-Back", which is the name Cecil Sharp gave to the dance due to a distinctive movement.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; pp. 163 & 216.

Recorded sources: John Kirkpatrick - "Plain Capers."

See also listing at:
Hear the tune played on concertina on youtube.com [1], and on melodeon [2]




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