The Rover Reformed jig

Also known as Bavania, Rovers Reformed, The Rovers Reformed.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Rover Reformed has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Rover Reformed has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Rover Reformed
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
A|:d2d Adc|d3 e3|fed fed|^ccc A2G|
FAG EGF|DFE ^C2 C|FED ^G2G|1 A3 A2 A:|2 A3 A2G||
FGA BAG|c3 c2e|dcB AGF|E3 E2c|
ABc cBA|_B3 =B3|=B=cd d^cB|^c3 c2c|
X: 2
T: The Rover Reformed
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|: d2d Adc | d3 e3 | fed fed | ^c3 A2E |
FBA EGF | DFE _D2=D | FEF GFG |1 A3 A2B/^c/ :|2 A3 A2G ||
FGA AGF | c3 c2e | dcB AGF | E3 E2c |
dDD cDD | BDD ADD | GBA GFE | F3 F2G |
ABc cBA | BcB G2A | =B=cd d^cB | ^c3 A=B^c |
dDD cDD | BDD ADD | GBA GFE | D3 D2A |]

Seven comments

I don’t have my copies of Playford, wait, I do, and Walsh. If I can dig them out I’ll be back with the dance…

The first Couple Right Hands and Left with the 2nd Couple, All lead up and turn single _.

The 2nd Couple cross over and Figure through the first Couple _:

The first Couple take Hands and lead down the Middle to the 3rd Woman, and turn her round, then lead up to the Top and cast off _.

Source ~ one of the many Playford productions in print…
There, I said I’d be back with it… 😉

"English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish Fiddle Tunes"

by Robin Williamson
Oak Publications OK63164
Music Sales, 1986
ISBN: 0825601657
Dafydd’s source for this tune, from the flexidisc insert, now a CD…

But, here it is in his words, better put than I could:

"Ah,that one. I think that it was on a flexidisc (now I’m showing my age) that someone gave me in the 1970’s. I don’t have it anymore but I think that it was Robin Williamson,but I’m not sure." Regards, Dafydd

The Rover Reformed

Jordi Savali provides an elegant version in "Celtic Viol II"

Re: The Rover Reformed

Composed by John Playford (1623-1686).