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

Bucknell

Russell Wortley said of the'photo: "So far as I know, none of the surviving original prints of the photograph is dated. The best estimate of its age that I have been able to get was from the late Robert (Bob) Rolfe whose father Alfred stands third from the left in the group. Bob told me that he reckoned his father was no more than 30 at the time and that the photo must therefore have been taken in the 1870s. According to a note in George Butterworth's 'Diary of Morris Dance Hunting' (Folk Music Journal, 1977, p. 199) the photograph was then, in 1912, said to have been taken "about 30 years ago", this makes it, so far as I am aware, the earliest extant photograph of a Cotswold morris side"
"Joe Powell (wrongly named Jim Pole in The Morris Book) is in the centre."

EDS, 1979, 41, No, and in "Russell Wortley" by John Jenner and Andrew Richards, Cambridge MM, 1980

  1. Bonny Green, MDT
  2. The Willow Tree, RKS(MSS)
  3. The Blue-Eyed Stranger, CJS(MSS)
  4. Constant Billy, CJS(MSS)
  5. The Maid of the Mill, ALP from Powell, 1927
  6. The Queen's Delight, MDT
  7. The Old Woman Tossed Up, Butterworth (MSS). No C music noted: requires augmentation,
            presumably on the lines of The Queen's Delight, for capers.
  8. Trunkles, Butterworth (MSS); D music from BC
  9. Saturday Night, MDT
  10. Old Black Joe, Butterworth (MSS)
  11. Room for the Cuckolds, MDT
  12. Bonnets So Blue, MDT
  13. Shepherds' Hey, ALP from Powell (1927)
  14. Shepherds' Hey, RD (Tatman from Frank Powell, 1955)
  15. Shepherds' Hey, BC (Peter Bentley and Rollo Woods from Robt. Rolfe, 1951)
  16. Lads-a-Bunchum
  17. Rodney
  18. Down in the meadows
  19. Step-Back (Eli Rolfe played a tune of this name to Butterworth)
  20. Jockey (jig)
  21. Johnny Long Gone to the Fair (jig)
     
Sources: 

MB V; RD (Butterworth and Sharp MSS, TM); GF; RKS. See also articles by RW in EDS (Autumn '75 and Summer '76) and subsequent correspondence. The music was pipe and tabor. 

Dance tunes for this tradition

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Bonny Green Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Constant Billy Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Old Black Joe Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Room for the Cuckolds Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Saturday Night Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Shepherds' Hey ALP Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Shepherds' Hey BC Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Shepherds' Hey RD Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
The Blue-eyed Stranger Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
The Maid of the Mill Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
The Old Woman Tossed Up Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
The Queen's Delight Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
The Willow Tree Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF
Trunkles Binary Data ABC PDF icon PDF