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 Theme code Index    1554 1251
 Also known as    Bobbing Joe
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English, Morris
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 History    ENGLAND(West Midlands)
 Structure    AABBBB
 Editor/Compiler    Lionel Bacon
 Book/Manuscript title    Morris Ring (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 150
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1974
 Artist    John Kirkpatrick
 Title of recording    Plain Capers
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Topic TSCD458
 Year recorded    1976
 Score   ()   

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
S:Bacon (MDT)
K:G %Transposed from A
D | G2e d2c | ded cBA | GFG ABc | d2B G2 :|
G | ABA E2E | ABA E2D | GFG ABc | d2B G2 :|

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