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QUEEN'S DELIGHT. English, Morris Dance Tune (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBB (x6), AACC, AACC. Collected from the village of Bucknell, Oxfordshire, in England's Cotswolds. The tune accompanies a handkerchief dance. The third part of the tune breaks rhythm, in conjunction with the movements ('slows') of the dance.
Source for notated version: Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 117. Mallinson (Mally’s Cotswold Morris Book), 1988; No. 20, p. 15.
Recorded sources: Fellside Records FECD192, Spiers & Boden – “Tunes” (2005). Music Club MCCD376, Chris Bartram – “The Traditional Morris Dance Music Album.”
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