Shooting slip jig

Also known as Beaux Of London, Beaux Of London City, The Beaux Of London City, The Beaux Of London, Shooters.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Shooting has been added to 2 tune sets.

Shooting has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Shooting
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|:G2G BAG Bd2|ABA A2B c2d|
edc BAG Bd2|1FED cBA G2D:|2FED cBA G2c||
|:d2B A2G GAB|dcB BAG A2B|
d2B A2G Bd2|1DED B2A G2c:|2DED B2A G2||
2
X: 2
T: Shooting
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D | G>GG BAG B<dD |G2 G B2 G A2 D |
G>GG BAG B<dD | G>DG B2 A G2 :|
|:z | d2 c BAG B d2 | A2 A A2 B c3 |
d2 c BAG B>dD | G>DG B2 A G2 :|

Five comments

Ostensibly an English slip jig,but I think it’s origins could lie in Ireland.

Shooting

Its a Morris tune

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Beaux of London City

The ‘official’ title of an Adderbury morris dance … AKA Shooters

"The Beaux of London City" / "Shooting" ~ 9/8 Morris Dance Tune

The version given by Dafydd here is straight. It is basically the same tune I’ve given below with differences, but their relationship can be seen and heard in what they share. This was pulled up from a favoured resource, Andrew Kuntz’s "The Fiddler’s Companion" to offer another version of "The Beaux of London City" with some of the peculiarities of swing that are identified with it and that carry it and the dance. For easier comparison with the version given here I’ve tranposed that version note for note up a step from F to G Major:

K: G Major
|: D |
G>GG B>AG B<dD | G2 G B2 A G2 D |
G>GG B>AG B<dD | G>DG B2 A G2 :|
|: z |
d2 c BAG B d2 | A2 G A2 B c3 |
d2 c BAG B<dD | G>DG B2 A G2 :|

Here’s a link to another take on the music in G and a written description of the accompanying Morris dance. That swing and snap is included in their transcription:

http://www.berkeley-morris.org/shooting.html

The Beaux of London City (X:2)

A tune occasionally played at the Golden Guinea pub session, Bristol (UK).

The Beaux of London City is a Cotswold morris dance tune, from the village of Adderbury, Oxfordshire. Originally collected in FMaj, but in modern times normally played in GMaj. One of the few (or possibly the only) Cotswold morris dance tunes in 9/8 time.

Other versions of this tune exist (a) from the village of Badby and (b) from the village of Hinton-in-the-Hedges, where it is known as "Shooting."