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from Jim Morrison's tape of GP, CD (Over the Water), and SMS workshop 1995 June 28

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George Petersen

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X: 1
T:Papa Stour Sword Dance
M:1/2
C:
S:George Petersen
N:from Jim Morrison's tape of GP, CD (Over the Water), and SMS workshop 1995 June 28
A:Papa Stour
O:English
R:N/A
%:
%:
%P:(A)(B)$^9$(C)$^{20}$(A)
P:(A)(B)9(C)20(A)
L:1/8
K:D
%%MIDI program 1 40
W:Musician and dancers walk on and walk off to part A
Q:C2=128
P:A
% This A has one less beat than as played by Jim Morrison; here are 24 beats.
% On the tape of George Peterson the A is played only once.  Jim Morrison
% has embellished the tune so that it sounds good when played several times.
% By removing one beat from the JM rendition it becomes possible for the
% dancers to be on the same foot each time the tune starts over again.
%
|: A2 |\
   f2 fg | a2 gf | gf  ed | fe de | f2 fg | a2 gf | ba  gf |  B4    |
%  l       r       l        r       l       r       l         r
   B2 dB | AB de | f>f ed | ef ed | B2 dB | AB de | f>f ed |  B4    |
%  l       r       l        r       l       r       l         r
   B2 dB | AB de | f>f ed | ef ed | B2 dB | AB de | f>f ed |1 B2    :|2\
%  l       r       l        r       l       r       l         r
B2 d2 | d4    ||
%r      (t)
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 | d4      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
P:P
A2    |\
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.
dcde f2 a2 gfe2  | dcde f2 a2 gfe2  | dcde f2 a2 gfe2   |
%l   r     l       r    l     r       l    r     l
eAee eeee  f2 e2 | eAee eeee  f2 e2 | eAee eeee  f2 e2  |
%r   l     r       l    r     l       r    l     r
dAAA FAAA  B2 B2 | dAAA FEEE  D2 D2 |
%l   r     l       r    l     r
dAAA FAAA  B2 B2 | dAAA FEEE  D2 D2 ||
%l   r     l       r    l     r
W:
W: On occasion bars 7,8 and 9,10 of part C played more as
P:X
dBAF AFAA  B2 B2 | dAAA FEEF  D2 D2 |
W: or sometimes bars 8 and 10 shift up an octave more like
dAAA FAAA  B2 B2 | dAAA feef  d2 d2 |

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