Ring o' Bells

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X:1 % T:Ring o' Bells M:2/4 L:1/8 N:Lichfield morris dance K:G B2A2|Gc B2|AG FG|B2A2|B2A2|Gc B2| Ad d^c|d4||d2c2|Bg e2|d2c2| Bg e2|dG c2|BF Gc|B2 A>G|G4||

RING O' BELLS. English, Morris Dance Tune (2/4 tune). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABABAABB. Collected from the village of Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. The dance from that village is performed with sticks and seems descriptive to some of bell-ringing. However, the title is not named after musical bell-ringing, but rather one of the two public houses of that name which used to exist in Lichfield.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 235. Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes, vol. 2), 2005; p. 109. Mallinson (Mally’s Cotswold Morris Book), 1988; No. 3, p. 9.

Recorded sources: - EMI/Harvest 7243 8 29861 2 6, Ashley Hutchings et al - "Son of Morris On" (1976/1994).

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