# Papa Stour Sword Dance

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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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