Annotation:Mopsy's Tune (the Old Way)

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X:1 T:Welsh Jig, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:(Joseph) Dale’s Selection of the most favorite Country Dances, B:Reels &c. (London, c. 1800, p. 11) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb ABc c2d|c2B cAF|BcB ded|BcB ded| ABc c2d|c2B A2A|Bcd e2d|cBA B3:| |:fdf ece|dBd cAF|B2B dcB|A2B c3| fdf ece|dBd cAF|dcB gfe|dec B3:|]

MOPSY'S TUNE; THE OLD WAY. AKA and see "Mopsi-dôn: yr hên fford," "Obsidion," "Upside Down," "Welsh Jig (The)." Welsh, Jig. D Major (most versions): B Flat Major (Dale). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody is a version of the Irish jig "Priest and his Boots (1)/Priest in his Boots (1)/Parson in Boots (1)" (Sagart na mBuatasi). "Mopsy's Tune" appears as "Welsh Jigg" in the c. 1820 music manuscripts of Helpstone, Northants, flute player and poet John Clare. Clare gained some notoriety as a poet, but succumbed to an opium addiction and ended his days in as asylum.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Edward Jones' The Bardic Museum (1802) [Mellor].

Printed sources : - (Joseph) Dale's Selection of the most favorite Country Dances, Reels &c., London, c. 1800; p. 11 (as "The Welsh Jig"). Jones (The Bardic Museum), 1802; p. 105. Hamilton (Blodau'r Grug: 100 Popular Welsh Folk Dance Tunes), 1992. Mellor (Welsh Dance Tunes), 1935; p. 14.

Recorded sources : - Hear the tune played on Welsh bagpipes on youtube [1]

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