About the Dragons

Morris is a traditional English folk dancing style and Brandragon is Melbourne's only north west Morris side. We travel and perform throughout Melbourne and Victoria all year round at fairs, festivals, markets, fetes and weddings. We are a fun, diverse and friendly group, all ages, genders and levels of ability are welcome. Come along to dance, play some music and have a beer (or cider) with us.

Upcoming Gigs

Brandragon can be seen at these upcoming events.

Sun 08/Jan/2017 - Lavandula Harvest Festival

Friday, 23 October 2009

Dragons, Red & Green

(November 2008 - February 2009) [TS]
 
Green like the ivy that is wrapped round the forehead
Of a red-faced dancer who is breathless and florid
With a waistcoat the colour of the fruit and the flower
Who hails from the Brandon raise a flagon to her Honour
Wearing dragons, Red & Green!

Oh, our foremost Dragon is so fond of her cider
Makes her eyes shine brighter, makes her scales glow greener
She a belle when a tartin’ and a hell of a ranter
But you’d best pay attention - she’s a real fire breather
When in Clifton, Red and Green.

 
Green like the ivy that is wrapped round the forehead
Of a red-faced dancer who is breathless and florid
With a waistcoat the colour of the fruit and the flower
Who hails from the Brandon raise a flagon to her Honour
Wearing Dragons’ Red & Green!

Oh, the Dragon-girls are eager to discover,
If the Cotswold-boys think they can handle just another
<shouted> “'Cos, what goes down - may come up!”
But the music lied, so hand me another
When in Clifton, Red and Green.

 
Green like the ivy that is wrapped round the forehead
Of a red-faced dancer who is breathless and florid
With a waistcoat the colour of the fruit and the flower
Who hails from the Brandon raise a flagon to her Honour
Wearing dragons, Red & Green!

Oh, find me a Dragon who can sing all the calls out
For oft it’s the Squire and sometimes the Foreman
You can count on me for Lostock it’s my favourite
With a Cast, Star, Hay, Chain, Reel, Final figure
When in Clifton, Red and Green.


Green like the ivy that is wrapped round the forehead
Of a red-faced dancer who is breathless and florid
With a waistcoat the colour of the fruit and the flower
Who hails from the Brandon raise a flagon to her Honour
Wearing Dragons’ Red & Green!
 
Well, the Dragon hatched in the heart of the Brandon,
But was formed by the clogs and the skirts of the Witches
Warmed by Brittania, kept alive in the clashing
*And *flies in the smiles and the shouts of the dancers
When in Clifton, Red and Green. [JP]


Green like the ivy that is wrapped round the forehead
Of a red-faced dancer who is breathless and florid
With a waistcoat the colour of the fruit and the flower
Who hails from the Brandon raise a flagon to her Honour
Wearing dragons, Red & Green!

Under summer sun we dance through the lavender
As autumn falls we're all cold up in Canberra
Over winter frosts our May Day is dawning
Through the spring-time fairs the Dragons are calling
When in Clifton, Red and Green. [SS]

 
Green like the ivy that is wrapped round the forehead
Of a red-faced dancer who is breathless and florid
With a waistcoat the colour of the fruit and the flower
Who hails from the Brandon raise a flagon to her Honour
Wearing dragons, Red & Green!
(final) Wearing dragons, Red & Green.