Staines Morris, aka Then Away to the Maypole

Key: Em

Form: March


X: 1
T: Staines Morris
T: Then Away to the Maypole
R: March
C: Trad. Playford 1651
O: England, Staines
Z: Paul Hardy’s Session Tunebook 2014 (see Creative Commons cc by-nc-sa licenced.
M: 2/2
L: 1/8
%Q: 1/2=60
K: Em
|: “Em”B2 e2 “A”^c2 “B7″^d2 | “Em”e2 “D7″dc “G”B3 c | “G”dedc “(Em)”B2 AG | “B(m)”FEFG “Em”E4 : |
[| “Em”GABc B2 AG | “Bm”FEFG “Em”E3 F | “G”GABc B2 AG | “D(B7)”FEFG “Em”E4 |]
|: “G”G2 GG D2 D2 | “C”EFGA “G”B3 c | “G”dedc “(Em)”B2 AG | “B7″FEFG “Em”E4 : |


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Source (if known): Trad. Playford* 1651

Other Tunes in Set:

Region: England

Notes:  There seem to be dozens of versions of this tune, in several keys, minor, major and dorian.  See This page on JC’s ABC Tune Finder.

*I’m told that Playford is a British term meaning what North Americans know as English country dance.

We play the three parts AABCC.