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GUEST,Anne Croucher Singing in Morris tunes (34) RE: Singing in Morris tunes 13 Apr 04

Northern or clog morris uses tunes from songs but I do not know if they are ever sung

There is 95 'the girls go by and they wink an eye'

The Boatman's dance 'Boatmen dance boatmen sing boatmen can do anything'

Brighton camp,

at school -mid 1950's - we danced to a recording of Nellie the Elephant and 'There's a state of war on the nursery floor'

Nancy Dawson 'Of all the girls in our town, the black the fair the red the brown'

The tune that sounds like the floral dance - 'Apple pie is a very pretty tune'- I'm not sure that that is part of the words or just a memernerermnemonic for the tune.

'The rose bush' is Beethoven - I think thats for a dance of the same name - or maybe the rose tree?

And lots more but the memory is not what it was - I might have some notes somewhere if anyone is interested. Being unable to read dots ( I tried, but it just doesn't work for me) I naturally look for some other method of retaining a tune.


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