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X:12 T:Ye wild Morris [1] M:4/4 L:1/4 Q:1/2=105 S:D.Wright, Extraordinary Collection, London 1713 Z:Pete Stewart, 2004 <> K:G f/e/|gf/e/ d/e/d/_B/|AF2e/f/|gf/e/ d/A/B/c/|BG2|| e/f/|gggf/g/|aaae/f/|g/f/g/a/gd|BG2|| A/B/|cB/A/ G/A/B/c/|AF2B/c/|dc/B/ A/B/c/d/|BG2|]

WILD MORRIS, THE. AKA – “Ye Wild Morris.” English, Country Dance Tune (2/2 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. "Ye Wild Morris" was first printed in biography:Daniel Wright's An Extraordinary Collection of Pleasant and Merry Humours printed around the year 1715 (dates vary from 1713 to 1720). The tune was played as a "Morris Off" (i.e. the ending tune where the dancers leave the field) by Charles Baldwin, formerly musician for the side at Cliffords Mense, Gloucestershire.

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Source for notated version : - Daniel Wright's An Extraordinary Collection... [Moffat].

Printed sources : - Moffat & Kidson (Dances of the Olden Time), 1912; p. 40.

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

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