Bodmin Riding barndance

Bodmin Riding has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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X: 1
T: Bodmin Riding
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2|d2 d2 d2 d2|dc de dc de|f2 f2 f2 f2|fe fg fe fg|
a2 a2 a2 ba|g2 g2 g2 ag|fe de g2 f2|e6 :|
|:cd|e3e e3e|ed cB A2 fg|a3a a3a|ag fe d2 ag|
f2 e2 d2 ag|f2 e2 d2 ag|fg fd ef ec|d2 d2 d2 :|
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X: 2
T: Bodmin Riding
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2|| G2 G2 G2 A2 | GFGA GFGA | B2 B2 B2c2 | BABc BABc |
d2 d2d2 ed | c2c2c2 dc | B2G2 dc Bc | A6 FG|
A3 A A3 B | AGFE D2 Bc| d3 d d3 e | dcBA G2dc |
BcAB G2 dc |BcAB G2 dc | Bdgd B2A2 | G6 ||

Eight comments

Bodmin Riding

The tune that is played for a dance of that same name.

Bodmin is a town in Cornwall (UK) so I presume that the tune & the dance are of Cornish origin.

Anacrusis, perhaps?

I find myself wanting to play this shifted a beat back:

A2 |: d2 d2 d2 d2 | dc … and so forth

But I don’t know the tune or the dance, so this is just my personal musical inclination.

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Bodmin Riding - abc correction

You are quite right, muspc. My abc transcription was incorrect - one beat out throughout, as you say.

Thanks for pointing this out.

I’ve revised the abc, but only after the sheet music was added, so that latter will remain uncorrected.

Fun tune, regardless!

Thanks for letting me know my intuition wasn’t so far off base! I don’t really know many Cornish tunes. If pressed, I would have guessed this was English. Or, perhaps, Devonish? πŸ™‚

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Re: Bodmin Riding

Definately a Cornish tune. Played a lot locally and every year at The Bodmin Ridng event for a processional dance through the town but we play it in G

Bodmin Riding, X:2

I learnt this off a local musician to play for a street dance at the annual Bodmin Riding event

Re: Bodmin Riding

Thanks for your version, Jimmy! Fun to play!

Just a note that the sheet music of X:1 is now correct. In ye olden times, the sheet music was etched in stone. Nowadays, it always reflects the current ABCs.

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Re: Bodmin Riding

Has Bodmin Riding Fair been revived? We used to do it every before they stopped their grant. Thought it was still stopped.