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 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Albert Farmer's Bonfire has been added to 29 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 |]

Seven 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.

http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/
Lester’s English Tune Selection #4: Albert Farmer’s Bonfire Tune
http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-4-albert-farmers-bonfire-tune.html

"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 ~
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/goldfrog/lester/

Others give it a squeeze ~
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hGvUuzBoBA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__CRFFh3Gr4

“Albert Farmer’s Schottische” ~ taking it that way… 8-)

With > …

“Albert Farmer’s Bonfire Tune” - The Bismarks

https://thesession.org/recordings/3494 ~ 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…