Young Collins barndance

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Young Collins has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Young Collins
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: "G" GABc d2 d2 | "C" c2 e2 "D" A2 Bc | "G" d2 d2 "C" e2 dc | "D" B2 A2 "G" G4:|
"C" E2 D2 EF G2 | "D" A2 A2 "G" G3 A | "G" B2 A2 "Bm" Bc d2 | "C" e2 e2 "D" dcBA|
"G" GABc d2 d2 | "C" c2 e2 "D" A2 Bc |"G" d2 d2 "C" e2 dc | "D" B2 A2 "G" G4 |]
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X: 2
T: Young Collins
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GABc d2 cB | c2 e2 A2 Bc | d2 d2 e2 dc | B2 A2 G4:|
E2 D2 EF G2 | A2 A2 G3 A | B2 A2 Bc d2 | e2 e2 dcBA|
GABc d2 d2 | c2 e2 A2 Bc | d2 d2 e2 dc | B2 A2 G4 |]
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X: 3
T: Young Collins
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GABc d2 B2 | c2e2A2Bc | d2d2e2dc| B2A2G4:|
|E2D2EFG2| A2A2G3A|B2A2Bcd2|e2e2dcBA|
|GABc d2 B2 | c2e2A2Bc | d2d2e2dc| B2A2G4:|
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Two comments

Young Collins

Essentially, I’m just filling one of the gaps in the recording listing recently submitted by member "ceolachan".

http://thesession.org/recordings/4456

A Cotswold morris tune, used to accompany a dance of the same name. Known to English melodeon players everywhere, so it often turns up in English traditional music sessions.

There are several village versions of the “Young Collins” dance: Bidford, Bledington, Field Town, Longborough, Oddington and Sherborne. My transcription is of the Bledington tune, with my own chord settings added.

A very simple tune, yet surprisingly pleasant to the ear. So perhaps useful to someone making their first inroads into playing traditional music.

Setting #2 is how it gets played in Mid Wales (probably via Sussex/Surrey) - just a very small difference in bar 1.

I particularly enjoy playing this tune on a borrowed cittern.