Back Hand Shovel

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Notes

The Back Hand Shovel comes from the playing of Bill 'Pop' Hingston of Dittisham. He heard it being played for stepdancing by Gypsies at Modbury Fair. It is a good stepdance tune and has a variation.

The tune has been notated from the 1986 recording made by Rumpus (Lisa Sture, Nigel Sture and Tish Georgi). Lisa and Nigel learnt the tune from Pop and used it for Lisa to stepdance to. 

 

 

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