Beaux of London City (2)
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BEAUX OF LONDON CITY . English, Morris Dance Tune (irregular rhythm). A Major (Bacon): G Major (Mallinson). Standard tuning. AABB, x5. From Badby, Northhamptonshire, in England's Cotswolds. Cecil Sharp [Sharp & Butterworth, The Morris Book, Part V, p. 36, 1913] collected the dance and tune from Mr. Ephraim Cox, then aged 74, and the last surviving member of the Badby morris tradition (the team had disbanded forty years prior).
Printed sources: Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; pg. 30. Mallinson (Mally's Cotswold Morris Book), vol. 2, 1988; No. 46, pg. 23.