The World Turned Upside Down barndance

Also known as When The King Enjoys His Own Again.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The World Turned Upside Down has been added to 1 tune set.

The World Turned Upside Down has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: The World Turned Upside Down
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|:BA|"C"G2 G2 c2 c2 | "G7"defg "C"e2 de | "F"f2 A2 B2 e2 | "G7"d3 B G4 |
"C"G2 G2 c2 c2 | "G7"defg "Am"e2 de | "Dm"f2 A2 "G7"B2 e2 | "G7"d3 c "C"c2 :|
|: c2 | "G"d2 Bc d2 G2 | "G"dcde d2 G2 | "G"dcde d2 cB | "D7"A3 G "G"G4 |
"C"g2-gf e2 dc | "Dm"defg "Am"e2 de | "Dm"f2 A2 "G7"B2 e2 | "G7"d3 c "C"c2 :|

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The World Turned Upside Down

Tune is "When the King Enjoys His Own Again," a Cavalier ballad written c. 1632 by Martin Parker during the English Civil War. "The World Turned Upside Down" broadside lyrics were first published in 1643 as a protest against Puritan-advocated laws solemnifying the celebration of Christmas in Britain. The original became a popular Jacobite ballad, and was used as Jacobite marching music. This tune was reportedly played by British General Cornwallis’ band at his surrender at Yorktown, and possibly on other such occasions. While it’s not a personal favorite, it’s a useful tune to have to hand should the occasion arise.