Saturday Night (1)

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X:1 T:Saturday Night [1] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Morris dance tune N:The 4/4 part is the “slows”; tempo resumes upon the return to 6/8 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G GAB Gdd |dAA A2 | BAG E2E | AGF G3 :| ADD D3 | AAB c3 | BAG Bcd | DGF G3 | ADD D3 AAB c2 | M:4/4 L:1/8 "Slows"B2A2 G4 | B2c2 d4 | D2G2F4 |\ M:6/8 L:1/8 "a tempo"G3 G3 ||



SATURDAY NIGHT [1]. English, Morris Dance Tune (6/8 time, 'slows' in 4/4 time). B Flat Major (Bacon): C Major (Raven): F Major (Bacon): G Major (Bacon Longborough, Mallinson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Bacon Longborough): AABB (Bacon Bledington, Raven): AAB (Bacon, Mallinson). Collected from the villages of Bledington (Gloucestershire), Bucknell (Oxon) and Longborough (Gloucestershire) in England's Cotswolds. Bob Patten collected this verse from Harry Adams at Ile Abbots, Somerset, in 1978:

Saturday night I lost my wife
And where do you think I found her?
Up in the moon, playing a tune
With all the girls around her.


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; pp. 89, 121, 259. Mallinson (Mally’s Cotswold Morris Book, vol. 2), 1988; No. 33, p. 17. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 80.

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



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