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transcribed by Paul Friedman at Pinewoods, 1978 July

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George Petersen

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X: 1
T:Papa Stour Sword Dance
M:2/2
C:based on Jim Morrison's tape
S:George Petersen
N:transcribed by Paul Friedman at Pinewoods, 1978 July
A:Papa Stour
O:English
R:N/A
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%P:(A)(B)$^9$(C)$^{20}$(A)
P:(A)(B)9(C)20(A)
L:1/8
K:D
W:Musician and dancers walk on and walk off to part A
Q:C2=128
P:A
% On the tape this A is played through once.  Jim Morrison
% has embellished the tune so that it sounds good when played several times.
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|:    fg | a2 gf   gf  ed | fe de   f2 fg | a2 gf   gf  ed |
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B4 B2 dB | AB de   f2  ed | ef ed   B2 dB | AB de   f2  ed |
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B4 B2 dB | AB de   f2  ed | ef ed   B2 dB | AB de   f2  ed |1 \
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B2 A2 A2   :|2 B2 d2   d2    ||
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W:Musician and each of the seven is introduced and dances to part B.  Dancers represent Saints:
W:George (England), James (Spain), Denis (France), David (Wales), Patrick (Ireland), Anthony (Italy), Andrew (Scotland)
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:C2=180
P:B
d2 f2 |\
 f2 fd  e2  e2 |  a2 ac  e2  e2 |  f2 fd  e2 ec | d8    | d4 ||
%r  r   l   l     r  r   l   l     r  r   l  l    r  (l)  t
W:Part C is played as needed to complete all the figures
M:3/2
Q:C2=230
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P:C
% On the tape the music plays 5 times through before the call of "loose"
% on the first tunnel, 7 more times through before the drop sword tunnel
% begins, 3 more times before the call of "loose" for the drop sword tunnel,
% and 5 more times before the lock is thrown to the ground.
dddd f2 a2 g2 e2 | dddd f2 a2 g2 e2 | dddd f2 a2 g2 e2 |
%l   r     l       r    l     r       l    r     l
eAAA eAAA  f2 e2 | eAAA eAAA  f2 e2 | eAAA eAAA  f2 e2 |
%r   l     r       l    r     l       r    l     r
dAAA FAAA  B2 B2 | dAAA GEEE  D2 A2 |
%l   r     l       r    l     r
dAAA FAAA  B2 B2 | dAAA GEEE  D2 D2 ||
%l   r     l       r    l     r
W:
W: Alternate measure 1,2,3 with bowed shivers - triplets
P:X
dddd f2 a2 ge e/2e/2e | | | dd d/2d/2d f2 a2 g2 e2 |
W:
W: Alternative measure 4,5,6
eA A/2A/2A eA A/2A/2A f2 e2 |
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W: Alternative measure 7,8 and 9,10
dA A/2A/2A FA A/2A/2A B2 B2 | dA A/2A/2A GE E/2E/2E D2 A2 |

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