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PRINCESS ROYAL [3], THE. English, Morris Dance Tune (2/2 or 4/4 time). England; Cotswolds, Shropshire. G Major (Ashman, Bacon, Barnes, Carlin, Mallinson, Raven): F Major (Bacon–Sherborne). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC (Raven): AABB (Ashman, Bacon–Abingdon): ABCBCB (Bacon, Barnes, Mallinson–Fieldtown, Oddington, Sherborne): AABA'A'B (Carlin): AABCCCC (Bacon–Bidford). These duple-time versions were collected from the villages of Abingdon (Berkshire), Bidford (Warwickshire), Fieldtown (collector Cecil Sharpe's name for Leafield, Oxfordshire), Oddington (Oddington) and Sherborne (Gloucestershire) in England's Cotswolds. The melody is a major key variant of "Princess Royal (1) (The)."

Source for notated version: Simpson, 1908, via Cecil Sharpe [Bacon]; a c. 1837–1840 MS by Shropshire musician John Moore [Ashman].

Printed sources: Ashman (Ironbridge Hornpipe), 1991; No 109a, p. 45. Bacon (A Handbook of Morris Dances), 1974; pp. 3, 68, 167, 275, 288, 291. Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes, vol. 2), 2005; p. 102. Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 32, p. 30. Mallinson (Mally's Cotswold Morris Book, vol. 2), 1988; No. 44, p. 22. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 79.

Recorded sources: Cottey Light Industries CLI-903, Dexter et al – "Over the Water" (1993).




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