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X: 1 T:Sherborne Jig, Sherborne M:6/8 L:1/8 A:Sherborne P:AA2(B2A2)4 K:G P:A |:G|G2d BAG|G2d ABc|d2G cAF|G3 G2:| P:B M:3/4 L:1/8 z|g2f2 e2|d3c B2|e2d2 c2|B3A G2| g2f2 e2|d3c B2|cdecAF |G3- G2||



SHERBORNE JIG, THE. English, Morris Dance Tune (6/8 and 3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (x3), AA (Mallinson Sherborne): AAAA,BBAAAA,BBAAAA,BBAAAA,BBAAAA (Bacon Sherborne): A,AABB,AABB,AABB,AABB,AA (Bacon Longborough). Collected from the villages of Longborough (Gloucestershire) and Sherborne (Gloucestershire) in England's Cotswolds. The step to the dance is different than most morris dances because of the 3/4 rhythm, similar to the one used in “Sweet Jenny Jones” (See Kirkpatrick’s remark for that tune). Sherborne, Dorset, was a bishopric created the king Ine of Wessex in 706, and the burial place of Saxon kings.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; pp. 264 & 288. Mallinson (Mally’s Cotswold Morris Book vol. 2), 1988; No. 68, p. 32.

Recorded sources: -Topic TSCD458, John Kirkpatrick - “Plain Capers” (1976/1992).



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