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Source: R. Kenworthy Schofield, (1930) Journal English Folk Dance Soiety Vol 3 (3) p51-57 "Morris Dances from Longborough"
Place Collected: Longborough

Henry “Harry” Taylor was 68 in 1910. He had led the Longborough morris. The last time that Taylor danced with a side was at the Jubilee of 1887. Cecil Sharp noted his dances with the tunes, which Taylor sang to him; he is said to have never learnt an instrument, though Kenworthy Schofield implies that he was a fiddler.

Schofield’s informant for Saturday Night was Henry Taylor’s son, also called Henry. Mr. Taylor could not remember the tune, but on hearing a version collected from Charles Benfield declared that the tune reproduced here is “pretty near right”.