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MORRIS ON. English, Morris Dance Tune (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune accompanies a procession of performers onto the morris dance arena, collected from the village of Headington (Oxfordshire), in England's Cotswolds.

Headington Quarry morris dancers, c. 1895.

The melody is identical to the "Morris March" of the Winster, Derbyshire, morris dancers.



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 175. Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Dec., 1959. Mallinson (Mally's Cotswold Morris Book), 1988, vol. 2; No. 47, p. 23.

Recorded sources:




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