The Morris Book, Part 1 A History of Morris Dancing, With a Description of Eleven Dances as Performed by the Morris-Men of England
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The Morris Book, Part 1 A History of Morris Dancing, With a Description of Eleven Dances as Performed by the Morris-Men of England

By Herbert C. MacIlwaine, Cecil J. (Cecil James) Sharp
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Table of Contents
  • THE MORRIS BOOK
  • BY
  • CECIL J. SHARP
    • TO OUR FRIENDS AND PUPILS
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS
  • INTRODUCTION.
  • HISTORICAL.
    • MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.
      • DRESS.
      • BELLS.
      • HANDKERCHIEFS.
      • STICKS.
      • OTHER PARAPHERNALIA.
    • DRESS.
    • BELLS.
    • HANDKERCHIEFS.
    • STICKS.
    • OTHER PARAPHERNALIA.
  • MORRIS DANCE TUNES.
    • NOTES ON MORRIS TUNES.
      • "HOW D'YE DO?"
      • "RIGS O' MARLOW."
      • "COUNTRY GARDENS."
      • "SHEPHERD'S HEY."
      • "CONSTANT BILLY."
      • "BLUE-EYED STRANGER."
      • "BLUFF KING HAL."
      • "MORRIS OFF."
    • "HOW D'YE DO?"
    • "RIGS O' MARLOW."
    • "COUNTRY GARDENS."
    • "SHEPHERD'S HEY."
    • "CONSTANT BILLY."
    • "BLUE-EYED STRANGER."
    • "BLUFF KING HAL."
    • "MORRIS OFF."
  • THE DANCE.
    • THE MORRIS STEP.
    • DIAGRAMS OF MORRIS STEPS.
    • WITH NOTATION MARKS ADDED.
      • STEPS USED IN 6-TIME (i.e., COMPOUND 2).
      • WITH NOTATION MARKS ADDED.
      • POSITIONS, AND CHANGE OF POSITION.
      • EVOLUTIONS.
      • DOWN-AND-BACK; AND UP-AND-BACK.
      • THE CHAIN.
      • CROSS-OVER.
      • BACK-TO-BACK.
      • GO-AND-COME.
      • THE RING.
      • STEPS IN FOREGOING EVOLUTIONS.
      • THE JUMP.
      • THE HANDS.
      • THE CALL.
      • LENGTH OF DANCES.
    • STEPS USED IN 6-TIME (i.e., COMPOUND 2).
    • WITH NOTATION MARKS ADDED.
    • POSITIONS, AND CHANGE OF POSITION.
    • EVOLUTIONS.
    • DOWN-AND-BACK; AND UP-AND-BACK.
    • THE CHAIN.
    • CROSS-OVER.
    • BACK-TO-BACK.
    • GO-AND-COME.
    • THE RING.
    • STEPS IN FOREGOING EVOLUTIONS.
    • THE JUMP.
    • THE HANDS.
    • THE CALL.
    • LENGTH OF DANCES.
  • SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR VARIOUS DANCES.
    • BEAN-SETTING (STICK DANCE).
      • TO FORM RING.
      • DIBBING.
    • TO FORM RING.
    • DIBBING.
    • COUNTRY GARDENS (HANDKERCHIEF DANCE).
    • CONSTANT BILLY (STICK DANCE).
    • RIGS O' MARLOW (STICK DANCE).
    • BLUFF KING HAL.
    • HOW D'YE DO (CORNER DANCE).
    • SHEPHERD'S HEY.
      • STICK-TAPPING.
      • HAND-CLAPPING.
      • ON HOLDING STICKS.
    • STICK-TAPPING.
    • HAND-CLAPPING.
    • ON HOLDING STICKS.
  • NOTATION.
    • MORRIS OFF.
      • THE END.
    • THE END.
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