The National Association of Men's Morris & Sword Dance Clubs

Bidford

Bidford Morris Dancers, 1890s, Henry Taunt, Morris Ring ArchiveBidford Morris Dancers, 1890s, Henry Taunt, Morris Ring Archive

The first 18 files are tunes from Bacon, the remaining 6 are from the Shakespeare Morris Men's repertoire and tunes not included in Bacon, 3 other dances are named. 

1.Bidford Town Morris, (Morris On), JG (CJS MSS ex Ferris)
2.Morris Off, CJS(MSS) & JG ad lib
3.Shepherds' Hey, Ferris - 'Shepherds' Aid'
4.Shepherds' Hay, JG (via Shakespeare MM)
5.Shepherds' Aye, CJS (via Shakespeare MM)
6.Constant Billy, CJS
7.Constant Billy, JG
8.Old Woman Tossed Up, CJS (JG's version is similar)
9.Old Woman Tossed Up, Ferris
10.Brighton Camp, JG
11.Abraham Brown, JG
12.Abraham Brown, Ferris
13.We Won't Go Home, CJS
14.The Cuckoo's Nest, Ferris
15.Princes(s) Royal, (or Cross Caper), JG
16.Princes(s) Royal, (or Cross Caper), CJS
17.Bluff King Hal, CJS
18.We Won't Go Home, JG (See Cuckoo's Nest, No 14)
19.Devil Among Ye Tailors, Bidford
20.Morning Star, Bidford, Shakespeare MM (Bledington)
21.Morris Off, CJS(MSS) & JG See above, Shakespeare MM version?
22.Old Woman Tossed Up, Shakespeare MM version or transposition of CJS JG?
23.Princess Royal, Shakespeare MM
24.Princess Royal, Shakespeare MM
25.Young Collins JG Iderntical wiht Old Woman
26.Billy and Nancy
27.Heel and Toe, JG
 

Sources: 
MB I (1st Ed); John Graham (JG) - "Shakesperean Bidford Morris dances"; RD; Philip Taylor of the Shakespeare MM (PT). RD's and PT's other sources are the MSS of Ferris, Sharp and Neal, John Masterson, and the local dancers in the revival side. There were revivals in 1886-7, 1904-14 and 1955-64. {Bacon pp 59-74}
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Dance tunes for this tradition

ABC Sheet music mp3
Abraham Brown (Ferris) Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Abraham Brown JG Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Bidford Town Morris Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Bluff King Hal Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Brighton Camp Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Constant Billy CJS Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Constant Billy JG Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Morris Off CJS "Ad Lib" version Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Morris Off CJS Shakespeare MM version? Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Princes Royal (or Cross Capers) CJS Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Princes Royal (or Cross Capers) JG Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Shepherd's Aid (Ferris) Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Shepherd's Aye CJS Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Shepherds' Hay JG Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
The Cuckoo's Nest (Ferris) Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
The Old Woman Tossed Up (Ferris) Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
The Old Woman Tossed Up CJS Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
We Won't Go Home Till Morning and The Cuckoo's Nest CJS Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
We Won't Go Home Till Morning JG Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF