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

1
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|
dDD cDD|BDD ADD|GBA GFE|F3 F3|
ABc cBA|_B3 =B3|=B=cd d^cB|^c3 c2c|
dDD cDD|BDD ADD|GBA E2D|D3 D3||
2
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).