Constant Billy jig

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Constant Billy has been added to 2 tune sets.

Constant Billy has been added to 22 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Constant Billy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D | G2 d BGB | c2 A F2 D | BAG E2 E | DEF G2 :|
|: d | Bcd e2 e| ABc d2 d | Bcd e2 e | ABc def |
g2 d BGB | c2 A F2 D | BAG E2 E | DEF G2 :|

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Constant Billy

A tune that’s sometimes played at the Golden Guinea pub session, Bristol, UK. It’s a Cotswold morris tune.

Constant Billy

Here’s setting from an 1831 Manuscript by a Wm. Egan https://archive.org/details/WmEganBook
I’m pasting it here because it’s in 3/8 and the setting tab defaults to 6/8.
X: 1
T: Constant Billy
R: jig
M: 3/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2d | B2G| c2 A |FD2 |B>AG|E>DC|D2F|G2z :|
|: c2d |ecA| B2c |dBG | E2d |
d^cd|ed^c| d2e/f/| g2d|BG2|c2A|
FD2|B>AG|E>DC|D2F|G2z:||

I remember playing this with Golden Star Morris in Norfolk many years ago. I am sure it is in the black morris bible by Bacon.

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Re: Constant Billy

Chanctonbury Ring Morris have used this tune for decades.