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ORANGE IN BLOOM. English, Morris Dance Tune (6/8 time 'A' and 'B' parts, 4/4 time for four measures of 'C' part then back to 6/8 for final four measures). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC (Raven): AABBB (x4), AACCC (x4), AA (Bacon, Mallinson). Collected from the village of Sherborne, Gloucestershire, in England's Cotswolds. A waltz version of the tune ("Sherborne Waltz (The)" credited to Rod Stradling) was recorded by Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson, Eliza Carthy and Nancy Kerr on Topic TSCD475, "Waterson:Carthy" (1994).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 282. Mallinson (Mally's Cotswold Morris Book), 1988; No. 7, p. 10. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 80.

Recorded sources: Free Reed FRQCD 50, Ashley Hutchings - "Burning Bright: The Ashley Hutchings Story" (2005).

See also listing at:
See/hear the morris dance performed on youtube.com [1]
Hear/see the tune played on melodeon by Lester Bailey [2]




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