We won't go home till morning

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WE WON'T GO HOME TILL MORNING. AKA and see "Malbrook," "Marlbrouk," "Marlbrough," "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow." English, French, Irish; Air, Country and Morris Dance Tune (6/8 time) and Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Bacon, Raven, Sharp): ABA'B'A' (Karpeles): AA'BB (Merryweather). The tune probably originated in 18th century France. Kidson (1915) reports it was a favorite with the unfortunate Queen Marie Antoinette, who learned it from a peasant woman brought in to nurse her child. It was the vehicle for a morris dance (in two parts, linked with a phrase from "The Cuckoo's Nest") collected from the village of Bidford, Warwickshire, in England's Cotswolds. See note for "Malbrook" for more.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; pp. 67 & 73. Hopkins (American Veteran Fifer), 1905; No. 96. Karpeles & Schofield (A Selection of 100 English Folk Dance Airs), 1951; p. 2. Merryweather (Merryweather’s Tunes for the English Bagpipes), 1989; p. 48. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 27. Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909; p. 3.

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