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 Theme code Index    3H3H2H2H 5H5H2H2H
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Shetland/Orkney
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4, 3/2
 History    SCOTLAND(Shetland/Orkney)
 Structure    ABCC'
 Editor/Compiler    Peter Cooke
 Book/Manuscript title    The Fiddle Tradition of the Shetland Isles
 Tune and/or Page number    Ex. 7, p. 59
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1986
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 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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Papa Stour Sword Dance: Annotations



X:1
T:Papa Stour Sword Dance
S:John Fraser, Papa Stour (1970)
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:Muckle Reel
B:Cooke - Fiddle Tradition of the Shetland Isles (1986, ex. 7)
N:The first part is repeated for each of the seven characters of the dance.
N:The dance itself is to the music of the 2nd part.
K:D
P:"The Trip"
~f2 ~f>d e>e e>c|a2 a>c [A2e2] e>c|f>f f>d e>[Ae] e>e|f/.d/ z:||
P:"The Dance"
M:3/2
L:1/8
{A}|[D2d2][D2d2][A2f2][A2a2] g>e [A2e2]|d>d ~d2 [A2f2] a2 {fa}[A2f2][A2e2]|d>d ~d2 {d}[A2f2] [A2a2] g>e [A2e2]|
d>d ~d2 {d}[A2f2] [A2a2]g2f2|e>c ~[A2e2] e>.c ~[A2e2] {g}~[A2f2][A2f2]|A>c ~[A2e2] e>.c ~[A2e2] {g}~[A2f2][A2e2]|
|:d>A ~[D2A2] F>A ~[D2A2] [D2B2][D2B2]|1 d>A ~[D2A2] F>F ~E2 [=B,D2]G2:|2 d>A ~[D2A2] F>F ~E2 [=B,D2]D2!D.S.!||
X:1
T:Papa Stour Sword Dance
M:1/2
C:
S:George Petersen
N:from Jim Morrison in Over the Water and SMS workshop 1995 June 28
A:Papa Stour
O:English
R:N/A
%:NoTeX
%:
%P:(A)(B)$^7$(C)$^9$(A)
P:(A)(B)7(C)9(A)
L:1/8
K:D
W:Musician and dancers walk on and walk off to part A
Q:C2=128
P:A
% This A is exactly as played by Jim Morrison.  Note that there are 25 beats.
% On the tape of George Peterson the A is played only once.  Jim Morrison
% has embellished the tune so that it sounds good when played several times.
% JM plays the intro several times over as the dancers walk on, and having
% an odd number of beats means that the dancers step on the opposite foot
% each time the tune starts over.
|: A2 |\
   f2 fg | a2 gf | gf  ed | fe de | f2 fg | a2 gf | ba  gf |  B4    |
%
   B2 dB | AB de | f>f ed | ef ed | B2 dB | AB de | f>f ed |  B4    |
%
   B2 dB | AB de | f>f ed | ef ed | B2 dB | AB de | f>f ed |1 B2 A2 | A2   :|2\
%
   B2 d2 | d4    ||
%
W:Musician and each of the seven is introduced and dances to part B.  Dancers represent Saints:
W:George (England), James (Spain), Denis (France), David (Wales), Patrick (Ireland), Anthony (Italy), Andrew (Scotland)
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:C2=180
P:B
d2 f2 |\
.f2 fd .e2 .e2 | .a2 ac .e2 .e2 | .f2 fd .e2 ec | d4      d4 ||
%r  r   l   l     r  r   l   l     r  r   l  l    r  (l)  t
W:Part C is played as needed to complete all the figures
M:3/2
Q:C2=230
P:P
A2    |\
P:C
%:
%:
%:
%:
dcde f2 a2 gfe2  | dcde f2 a2 gfe2  | dcde f2 a2 gfe2   |
%l   r     l       r    l     r       l    r     l
eAee eeee  f2 e2 | eAee eeee  f2 e2 | eAee eeee  f2 e2  |
%r   l     r       l    r     l       r    l     r
dAAA FAAA  B2 B2 | dAAA FEEE  D2 D2 |
%l   r     l       r    l     r
dAAA FAAA  B2 B2 | dAAA FEEE  D2 D2 ||
%l   r     l       r    l     r
W:
W: On occasion bars 7,8 and 9,10 of part C played more as
P:X
dBAF AFAA  B2 B2 | dAAA FEEF  D2 D2 |
W: or sometimes bars 8 and 10 shift up an octave more like
dAAA FAAA  B2 B2 | dAAA feef  d2 d2 |

Papa Stour Sword Dance: Annotations