Albert Farmer’s Bonfire barndance

Also known as Albert Farmer’s, Albert Farmer’s Bonfire Dance, Albert Farmer’s Bonfire Tune, Albert Farmer’s Schottische.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Albert Farmer’s Bonfire has been added to 2 tune sets.

Albert Farmer's Bonfire has been added to 33 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Albert Farmer's Bonfire
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:f2fd A2F2|GF GF G4|ed cA B2c2|defd A4|
f2fdA2F2|GF GF G4|ed cA B2c2|d4 d4:|
|:f2fd f2fd|gf ed e2 ef|gfed cABc|defd A4|
f2fd A2F2|GF GF G4|ed cA B2c2|d4d4:|
X: 2
T: Albert Farmer's Bonfire
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:de|f3 d A2 F2|G2 GF G4|edcA B2 c2|dffd A2 de|
f3 d A2 F2|G2 GF E4|edcA B2 c2|d2 d2 d2:|
|:ag|f2 fd f2 f2|gfed e4|gfed cABc|
[1 dffd A2 ag|f2 fd f2 a2|gfed A4|gfed cABc|d2 dc d2:|
[2 dffd A2 de|f3 d A2 F2|G2 GF E4|e2 ed cABc|d2 f2 d2||
X: 3
T: Albert Farmer's Bonfire
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A>d|f2 f>d A2 F>A|G>AG>F E2 E2|e2 (3fed c>AB>c|dAfd A2 de|
f2- f>d A2 (3FGA|G2 GF E4|e>fe>d c2 (3ABc|1 d2 A2 D2:|2 d2 f2 d2||
|:(3bag|f2 f>d f2 A>f|g2 g>f e2 e2|g>f (3fed c>A (3ABc|
[1 d>fA>d f>Aa>g|f2- f>d f>Aa>f|g>fe>d c4|gfed cABc|d2 d2 d2:|
[2 d>fA>d F>AA>d|f2 f>d A2 F2|G>AG>F E2 E2|c>ee>d cABc|.d2 .A2 .D2||

Eight comments

Albert Farmer’s Bonfire

This is one of our favourite tunes from Morris. I don’t know much about it’s origin, but played as a reel it goes down well with audiences.

Morris who?

Bismarcks play it as a hornpipe on Upstream

It’s not a Morris tune. It is a tune that was used for the Bonfire Celebrations in Lingfield Surrey.

“Albert Farmer’s Bonfire”

Lester Bailey’s ‘tune-a-day’, recorded in his shed and played on one of his various melodeons, a one row, 4 stop Hohner in D.
Lester’s English Tune Selection #4: Albert Farmer’s Bonfire Tune

“Albert Farmer was a butcher from Lingfield, Surrey played the concertina and melodeon. As the title of this tune suggests, Farmer’s home town of Lingfield had a bonfire tradition, much in the tradition of neighboring Sussex.”

Lester Bailey’s website and services ~

Others give it a squeeze ~

“Albert Farmer’s Schottische" ~ taking it that way… 😎

With > …

“Albert Farmer’s Bonfire Tune” - The Bismarks ~ track 4, the first tune of two
Anyone willing to transcribe The Bismarcks’ take on this as a hornpipe, assuming it’s swung? I would if I had the recording, alas no…