Bobby and Joan
BOBBY AND JOAN. AKA and see "Bobbing Joe." English, Morris Dance Tune (6/8 time). G Major (Mallinson): A Major (Bacon). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBBB, x4. From the Fieldtown (the village of Leafield, Oxfordshire) area of England's Cotswolds. Related to "Bobbin-a-Joe." The dance from Wheatley is identical to that from Fieldtown, leading John Kirkpatrick (1976) to speculate that there must have been considerable "poaching" of repertoires during the hey-day of morris dancing. The tune is not related to "Bob and Joan"/"Stoneybatter (1)."
Printed sources: Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 150. Mallinson (Mally's Cotswold Morris Book), 1988, vol. 2; No. 41, p. 20.
Recorded source: Topic TSCD458, John Kirkpatrick - "Plain Capers" (1976).
X: 1 T:Bobby and Joan A:Field Town O:English S:Bacon (MDT) R:jig M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:3/8=104 P:A(AB2)4 K:G %Transposed from A P:A D | G2e d2c | ded cBA | GFG ABc | d2B G2 :| P:B G | ABA E2E | ABA E2D | GFG ABc | d2B G2 :|
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