Yellow Joak (2)
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YELLOW JOAK. AKA – "Yellow Joke (3)." English, Triple Hornpipe (3/2 time). D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune first appears in Daniel Wright's Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances (London, 1731). There were several "Joak" or "Joke" tunes published in the 1730's, in imitation of the immensely popular "Black Joke (1) (The)." They typically were named after colors: white, brown, yellow, red, and often had irregular parts; six bars followed by a ten-bar part.
Source for notated version:
John Kirkpatrick's English Choice (2003).
Offord (John of the Greeny Cheshire Way), 1985.
Wright (Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances, vol. 1), London, 1740; p. 85.
Walsh (Complete Country Dancing-Master, Volume the Fourth), London, 1740; No. 88.
EFDSS CD14, The Gloworms – "Running Joak" (2007).
Talking Elephant TECD, "Mother of All Morris."
Topic Records 12TS247, John Kirkpatrick & Sue Harris – "The Rose of Britain's Isle" (1974).
John Kirkpatrick – "Orlando’s Return – 55 English Traditional Tunes" (2003).
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See/hear the melody fiddled on youtube.com