Wharfdale Sword Dancer's Song

DESCRIPTION: "THe first that enters on the floor, His name is Captain Brown; I think he is as smart a youth As any in the town." Then come tailor Obadiah Trim, the Quaker; then the foppish knight, a vintner, a beautiful dame; they will dance "Jumping Joan"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1846 (Dixon-AncientPoemsBalladsSongsOfThePeasantryOfEngland)
KEYWORDS: dancing nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Dixon-AncientPoemsBalladsSongsOfThePeasantryOfEngland, Song #16, pp. 194-196,246, "Sword-Dancers' Song" (1 text)
Bell-Combined-EarlyBallads-CustomsBalladsSongsPeasantryEngland, pp. 392-394, "The Sword-Dancers' Song" (1 text plus portions of the sword-dance play including many additional lyrics)

ST BeCo393 (Partial)
Roud #610
cf. "The Earsdon Sword-Dancer's Song" (theme) and references there
NOTES [34 words]: There are a number of songs of this type, which Roud generally lumps under his #610. But they are at the very least different recensions of the same source. See the cross-references for other exaples. - RBW
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