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X: 1 T:Scotch Morris. PFD3.019, The B:Playford, Dancing Master Vol 3, 2nd Ed, c1726 Z:village music project, Steve Mansfield 2015 M:C| L:1/4 W:Longways for as many as will W:Note: Each Strain is to be play'd twice over. W:The first Man Sett to the second Woman and turn Single, then turn his Partner .| W:Then the first Woman Sett to the second Man and turn Single, then turn her Partner |: W:Then the first Couple go the whole Figure with the secondCouple, then clap W:and cast off .| Then the first Man change Places with the second Woman, and W:the first Woman with the second Man, and Hands all four half round, W:then turn Single all four. N:Repeats inserted to match dance instructions Q:2/4=90 K:Am EA- A^G/A/ | c2 d2 | Be (B/c/)(B/A/) | ^GB- B2 | EA- A^G/A/ | c2 d2 | Be (B/c/)(B/A/) | ^GE- E2 :| |:e(a//g//f/) ec | d(g//f//e/) dB | Be cB/c/ | dB- B2 | e>^f g/f/g/e/ | ^f/g/a/f/ ^g2 | a2 AB | ^GE- E2 :|



SCOTCH MORRIS. English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). A Minor/Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The only appearance of this tune in print is in John Young's third edition of The Second Volume of the Dancing Master (London, 1726, p. 19), with directions for a country dance. From the title it would appear to have been associated with morris dancing, but this is not known (Young also printed a "French Morris" in the same volume).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986.

Recorded sources: - Flying Fish FF90564, Bare Necessities "Take a Dance" (1991).



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