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Morris dance.

The title is used for dances at

At Bledington and Fieldtown this is a leapfrog dance.

Research by Mike Heaney established that the title is a corruption of the phrase “Glorious Year” – taken from a song titled ‘Now Comes on the Glorious Year’, which was published in 1709 in Thomas D’Urfey’s The Modern Prophets.

The Bledington tune appears to be based on the song’s melody. A completely different tune is used in the other two traditions.


The Morris Dancer, Volume 1, No. 8 (November 1980), pp12-14