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Thread #139504 Message #3200693
Posted By: MGM·Lion
03-Aug-11 - 12:51 AM
Thread Name: Songs about Pipe Smoking
Subject: RE: Songs about Pipe Smoking
I remember reviewing in Folk Review back in the 1970s[?] a Morris Weekend in the Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire, where my wife came from and her mother then still lived and had a close friend who was a morris musician, and being particularly struck by a solo dance by a young man called the "Bacca-Pipes Jig" ~~ as I recollect a sort of sword-dance [of the sort where that means laying crossed swords on the ground and stepping among them without disturbing their arrangement or cutting one's ankle, rather than the clashing, 'lock'-ending Norhumbrian sort], but using churchwarden pipes rather than swords. Not sure if it had a tune particular to it or could be done to any of the standard morris tunes.