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

Bledington

The dances and tunes as listed in A Handbook of Morris DancesCharles Benfield from Bould,he played for Bledington,Fifield, Idbury, Longborough and Milton-under-WychwoodCharles Benfield from Bould,he played for Bledington,Fifield, Idbury, Longborough and Milton-under-Wychwood

  1. Hey Diddle Dis (Hey-Away) Jour 1932
  2. Young Collins, Jour 1934 CJS from Charles Benfield 1909 & Bond
  3. Young Collins, Jour 1934; and col. by TM from Benfield (Rollo Woods)
  4. Billy Boy (Constant Billy), TM, from Benfield (BC)
  5. Billy Boy (Constant Billy), RKS, from George Hathaway 1937
  6. Idbury Hill, BC (RKS from Benfield 1925)
  7. Maid of the Mill, BC (as sung to RKS by Benfield 1925)
  8. Morning Star, BC (RKS & DNK from Benfield 1925)
  9. Morning Star Alternative, BC (RKS & DNK from Benfield 1925)
  10. The Old Woman Tossed Up, CJS fro Bond (RD)
  11. The Old Woman Tossed Up, DK & RKS from Benfield (RD)
  12. The Old Woman Tossed Up, RKS from Hathaway (RD)
  13. Over the Water to Charlie, Jour 1934
  14. Over the Water to Charlie, Alternative B music
  15. Flowers of Edinburgh, CJS CD Tunes
  16. Gallant Hussar, MDT
  17. William and Nancy, MDT
  18. William & Nancy (fragments), G.E.P Hornblower from Hathaway (RD); CJS from Bond (RD) - B music only
  19. Bonnets o' Blue, Col. by TM fro Benfield (BC)
  20. General Monk's March,  CJS from Benfield (RD)
  21. General Monk's March, RKS from Hathaway (RD)
  22. General Monk's March, CJS from Bond
  23. Cuckoo's Nest, from Benfield (Rollo Woods)
  24. Trunkles, MDT
  25. Glorisher( Leap-frog, Hop-Frog), MDT
  26. Saturday Night, RKS MSS (BC)
  27. Princess Royal, from Michael Blandford, ex RKS collection
  28. Princess Royal, RKS from Hathaway 1937
  29. Lumps of Plum Pudding, MDT
  30. Ladies' Pleasure, MDT
  31. Highland Mary, Journ 1934 (RKS)
  32. Balance the Straw, Journ 1934 (RKS)
  33. Jockie to the Fair,RKS from Hathaway (RD)
  34. Jockie to the Fair, RKS (RD) (No C music recorded)
  35. Shepherds' Hey, BC (RKS from Hathaway)
  36. Black Joker, CJS from John Mason of Stow on the Wold
  37. Billy Boy, TM, from Benfield
  38. Billy Boy (alt), TM, from Benfield
  39. Maid of the Mill, CJS from Benfield 1909 (MSS)
Sources: 
MB V; Jour EFDSS; TM; RD. RD's additional sources were RKS' and Clive Carey's MSS. Sharp included reference to some Bledington dances in the first edition of MB III, where they were not distinguished from other traditions; he omitted them from the 2nd edition. Se also articles by RW in EDS (Winter '76 and Sp[ring '77).

Dance tunes for this tradition

ABC Sheet music mp3
33.Jockie to the Fair RKS No C music Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Balance the Straw Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Billy Boy RKS 1925 Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Billy Boy RKS 1937 Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Billy Boy TM Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Bonnets o' Blue Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Flowers of Edinburgh Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
General Monk's March CJS from Benfield Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
General Monk's March CJS from Bond Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
General Monk's March RKS Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Glorisher Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Hey Diddle Dis Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Highland Mary Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Idbury Hill Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Jockie to the Fair, RKS from Hathaway Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Ladies' Pleasure Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Lumps of Plum Pudding Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Morning Star Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Morning Star Alternative Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Over the Water to Charlie Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Over the Water to Charlie alternative B music Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Princess Royal RKS from Hathaway Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Princess Royal RKS from Michael Blandford Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Saturday Night Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Shepherds' Hey Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
The Black Joker Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
The Cuckoo's Nest Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
The Gallant Hussar Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
The Maid of the Mill CJS Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
The Maid of the Mill RKS Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
The Old Woman Tossed Up CJS Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
The Old Woman Tossed Up DK & RKS Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
The Old Woman Tossed Up RKS Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Trunkles Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
William and Nancy fragments Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
William and Nancy MDT Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Young Collins (Journal 1932) Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Young Collins (Journal 1934); and col by TM Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF