Wind The Bobbin Up barndance

Also known as Wind Up The Bobbin.

Wind The Bobbin Up has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Wind The Bobbin Up
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2 de dBBc|d^cde dBBB|c2 Ac B2 GB|A2 DD D3 ^c|
d2 de dBBc|d^cde dBBB|c2 A2 B2 GB|AG F2 G4||
ABAF D4|GABc d2 B2|c2 A2 B2 GB|A2 A^G A3 B|
A2 AF D2 D2|GABc d2 AB|c2 A2 B2 GB|A2 F2 G4||
2
X: 2
T: Wind The Bobbin Up
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2 de d2 B2|d^cde d2 B2|c3 A B2 BG|AGFE D2 Bc|
d3 e dBBc|d^cde d4|c2 Ac B2 GB|AG F2 G4||
A3 F D4|GABc d2 B2|c2 cA B2 BG|ABAF DEFG|
A2 AF D2 D/E/F|G2 Bc d2 Bd|c2 A2 B2 GB|AG F2 GABc||
3
X: 3
T: Wind The Bobbin Up
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d4 d2 B2|d^cde d4|c2 A2 B2 G2|A2 F2 D4|
d4 d2 B2|d^cde d4|c2 A2 B2 G2|A2 d2 G4||
A4 D4|GABc d4|c2 A2 B2 G2|A2 F2 D4|
A4 D4|GABc d4|c2 A2 B2 G2|A2 d2 G4||
4
X: 4
T: Wind The Bobbin Up
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bc|d2 de dBGB|d2 de dBGB|c2 AcB2 GB|AGFG ABce|d2 de dBGB|
d2 de dBGB|c2Ac B2 GB|AGFA G2||z2|A2 AF D2D2|GABc d2B2|
c2 Ac B2G2|AGFG A4|A2 AF D2D2|GABc d2B2|c2 Ac B2G2|A2F2G2||

Four comments

"Wind Up the Bobbin" / "Wind The Bobbin Up"

Excuse my confusion, a friend was looking for this one and I kind of half remember it, but I’ve known it as a song too, and I don’t mean the children’s one but something that was either a protest song or about murdering ones lover. I did ask you to excuse any confusions on my part. I’m hoping that by submitting it others will come along and add some clarity and history. I haven’t yet found our collection of Morris tunes, but I suspect there will be a version of this in at least on of our books on that subject. I have checked through a number of others, but so far no luck.

Here’s a YouTube of some folks having fun with this one, and putting it through its paces and transformations:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxeU-bwSZLU


I’ll give this more attention later and add at least another transcription based on their playing… Any help, added information and transcriptions would be greatly appreciated.

X: 3

Curious, my notes for this went missing!?

As I’d written already ~ this melody, like a lot of basic Morris dance tunes, is a great beginning tune. These tunes are great as well for hard wiring the rhythms that make the music itself dance, beat and phrase. This simplified take shows more clearly the agreement between the A & B parts, bars 3 & 4, 7 & 8 of both the A & B parts.

This tune is very reminiscent of a Danish "cobbler’s dance" that is pretty well known. I learned the tune and dance back in primary school, but I had no idea that it was Danish until a friend from Denmark started humming the tune many years later. I’ll try and get more info on that. I know the tune, and it will have "skomager" somewhere in the title, but I’d prefer to have full details before submitting it. In the meantime, here’s a setting from Brian Martin, and Winterbourn Down Border Morris :- up above. They suggest it’s a variant of ‘Jenny Lind’.

Thanks Weejie, I like the idea of both connections… I too have it niggling in the brain, but I still haven’t found the collection I suspected it was in. If I’m confusing ti with another collection it wouldn’t be the first time my memory misfired…