BOWER PROCESSIONAL, THE. English, Morris Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Collected from musicians in the village of Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. The tune is named for a processional to the site of the dance by morris dancers who hold decorated sticks, or traditionally brances of elm, held vertically.
Printed sources: Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 234. Mallinson (Mally's Cotswold Morris Book), 1988, vol. 2; No. 53, p. 26.
X: 1 T:Bower Processional, Lichfield 2 M:2/4 L:1/8 A:Lichfield P:(AB)6 K:G P:A B|GBBB|GBBB|d2c>c|B3B| GBBB|GBBB|dcAF |G2 || P:B Bc|d2dd|d2dd|egfe |d3d| dccc|cBBB|dcAF |G3 ||
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