Oxford Ramble

Speed the Plough



A Taste of Ale

Six for Gold

Knock at the Knocker, Ring at the Bell

The Robber Bird

Three Quarter Time

The 25th





Bobby Shaftoe

The Robber Bird track 11

Not the tune usually associated with this title; this one is used to accompany the long-sword dance at Sleights in North Yorkshire, a dance traditionally performed in the week after Plough Monday. The tune is printed in Cecil Sharp's The Sword Dances of Northern England, but Mat and I think we just absorbed it from playing in sessions - or possibly unconsciously from listening to John Kirkpatrick's Wassail CD.