Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Tune 409 - Peeking Pup




An Irish waltz written by Philip King


X:409
T:The Peeking Pup
C:Philip King
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
E2|D3 G G2|G3 F G2|A3 B c2|d4 c2|
B2 G2 G2|B2 G2 G2|A3 B c2|A4 F2|
D3 G G2|G3 F G2|A3 B c2|d4 c2|
B2 G2 G2|A3 B A2|G6-|G4:
d2|g2 d2 d2|g2 d2 d2|e3 d c2|
B2 G2 G2|g2 d2 d2|g2 d2 d2|c3 B c2|
A4 F2|D3 G G2|G3 F G2|A3 B c2|
d4 c2|B2 G2 G2|A3 B A2|G6|-G4:|

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Tune 408 - Twin Sisters




An English tune not to be confused with the Newfoundland tune with the same name.


X:408
T:Twin Sisters
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
G2 B2 ABcA|G2 g2 d4|cBAc B2 G2|ABAG E2 D2|
G2 B2 ABcA|G2 g2 d4|cBAc BAGB|A2 F2 G4||
g2 g2 fe d2|efge d2 B2|cBAc B2 G2|ABAG E2 D2|
g2 g2 fe d2|efge d2 B2|cBAc BAGB|A2 F2 G4||

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Tune 407 - My Lord Sherborne's Jig




Tune for a morris jig, unsurprisingly from the Sherborne tradition. Curious tune as the the A is in 6/8 and the B in 3/4.

X:407
T:My Lord Sherborne's Jig
M:6/8
K:G
D|G2 d BAG|c2 e ABc|d2 G cAF|G3 G2:|
M:3/4
z|g2 f2 e2|d3 c B2|e2 d2 c2|B3 A G2|
g2 f2 e2|d3 c B2|cd ec AF|G4 G||

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Tune 406 - See Me Dance the Polka




Tune for a music hall comic song by George Grossmith as modified by Flowers and Frolics on their album Bees on Horseback.


X:406
T:See Me Dance the Polka
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
Bc|d2 d2 d3 d|d2 F6|e2 e2 f2 e2|d6 ef|
g2 g2 g3 g|g2 A6|c2 c2 B2 A2|d6 Bc|
d2 d2 d3 d|d2 F6|e2 e2 f2 e2|d6 ef|
g2 g2 g3 g|g2 A6|c2 c2 B2 A2|G4 -G2||
z2|D3 G B3 A|GB de d4|D3 G B3 A|GB de d4|
f2 ff f2 f2|ed c2 A4|e2 e2 e2 e2|edce d4|
D3 G B3 A|GB de d4|D3 G B3 A|GB de d4|
f2 ff f2 f2|ed c2 A4|d2 dd e2 f2|g4 -g2||

Friday, 6 February 2015

Tune 405 - Arkansas Traveller




The Arkansas Traveller was the state song of Arkansas from 1949 to 1963. The music was composed in the 19th century by Colonel Sanford C. 'Sandy' Faulkner (1806–1874).

X:22
T:Arkansas Traveler
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GB AG E2 E2|D2 D2 G4|A2 A2 B2 B2|AB AG E2 D2|
GB AG E2 E2|D2 D2 G3 d|gf ge de dc|1B2 A2 G4:|2B2 A2 G2||
Bc|dc Bd cB Ac|BA GB A2 D2|G2 G2 A2 A2|BA GB A2 Bc|
dc Bd cB Ac|BA GB A2 d2|gf ge de dc|1B2 A2 G2:|2B2 A2 G4||

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Tune 404 - Jan Mijne Man




Jan Mijne Man is a Dutch/Flemish children's song, about a boy who desperately wants to be a knight.

X:8
T:Jan Mijne Man
M:2/4
L:1/16
K:Em
G2 GF E2 EG|FEDE FGAF|
G2 GF E2 EG|FEDF E2 EF:|
GFGA B2 BA|GFGA BAGF|
GFGA B2 BA|GFGA BAGF|
G2 GF E2 EG|FEDE FGAF|
G2 GF E2 EG|FEDF E4||

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Tune 403 - New Land




A wonderful tune composed by Otis Tomas of Baddeck, Cape Breton Island.

X:390
T:New Land
C:Otis Tomas
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
|:G3 F GA|B d3 e2|d2 dB A2|G2 GA BG|
c2 cB AB|c e3 g2|e2 ec A2|A2 AB (3cBA|
B3 G BG|B d3 ga|b2 ba g2|e2 ef ga|
b2 ba g2|a f3 d2|Be e2 d2|1 e2 ed BA:|2 e2 ef ga||
|:b2 ba bc'|b2 a2 g2|c2 cB cd|c2 d2 e2|
a2 ag ab|a2 g2 f2|B2 BA Bc|B2 c2 d2|
g2 gf ga|g2 f2 e2|A2 AG AB|A2 G2 E2|
d B3 G2|A F3 D2|B, E3 D2|1 E2 ef ga:|2 E2 ed BA||

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Tune 402 - Peter's Peerie Boat




A Tom Anderson jig from the Shetland Islands. The consensus is a peerie is a child’s spinning top in Scots.


X:402
T:Peter's Peerie Boat
C:Tom Anderson
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
g2g G2G|ABc def|g2g eag|fdd def|
g2g G2G|ABc def|g2g dcA|BGG G2d:|
g2g b2g|f2f a2f|e2e gfe|d3 B2B|
cBc edc|B2d g2z|A2c e2z|F2A d2z|
gfg bag|fef agf|e2e gfe|d3 B2B|
cBc edc|B2d d'2c'|bag dgf|g3 G3||

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Tune 401 - When the King Enjoys His Own Again




The tune for an English Civil War ballad.

X:401
T:When the King Enjoys His Own Again
M:4/4
K:G
D2 D2 G2 G2|ABcd B2 AB|c2 E2 F2 G2|A3 G G4:|
A2 FG A2 B2|AGFG A2 B2|AGFG A2 B2|E3 E D4|
d2 dc B2 AG|ABcd B2 AB|c2 E2 F2 G2|A3 G G4||

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Tune 400 - Sans Day Carol




A 19th century Cornish carol.

X:400
T:Sans Day Carol
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
G>B|d2 d2 d>c|B2 G2 B2|c2 A2 F2|G4 GB|
d2 d2 dc|B2 G2 B2|c2 A2 F2|G4 GB|d2 d2 ef|
g2 d2 d2|d2 d2 ef|g4 GB|
d2 d2 dc|B2 G2 B2|c2 A2 F2|G4 A2|
A4 A2|B4 GB|d2 d2 dc|B2 G2 B2|c2 A2 F2|G6|]