Balance the Straw

Tune: Balance the Straw as A(AB)4 (A=figures, B=chorus)

X:1
T:Balance the Straw
O:Fieldtown SMM
S:Bacon, p.151 and http://www.themorrisring.org/tradition/field-town
Z:modified by MBHB, 2014, to resemble what we play
Z:abc-edited-by Bill Owens, June 4, 2014
M:6/8
L:1/8
P:A(AB)4
K:G
P:A
|: D | G2 B BAB | c2 A ABc | ded cBA | B2G G2 :|
P:B
|: B/c/ | d2 d d2 G| c2 B B2 A | d2 d GAB | c2 B A2 D |
G2 B BAB | c2 A ABc | ded cBA | B2 G G2 :|

Fieldtown figures: Foot up (and down), Chorus, Half gyp, Chorus, Back-to-back, Chorus, Rounds (and back)

  • Foot up and down with Galleys
  • Rounds is halfway and back – meet in the middle, back to opposite place with clash.

Distinctive Figure (chorus): (T = tap butt of stick on ground; FH = forehand strike; BH = backhand strike)
T – T – | FH – BH – | T – T – | FH – FH FH |
Half Hey (Fieldtown style) (repeat)