Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Tune 386 - Flowers of Edinburgh - Bampton




A morris dance tune from Bampton in Oxfordshire.

X:169
T:Flowers of Edinburgh
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:G
DEFD G2 A2|B2 B2 BdcB|AGFG EFGA|B2 E2 E2 GE|
DEFD G2 A2|B2 B2 Bgge|dcBA GFGA|B2 G2 G4:||
g6 ag|f6 af|e2 e2 efge|B2 e2 efge|

dBGB d2 d2|e2 e2 efge|dcBA GFGA|B2 G2 G4:||

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Tune 385 - Bromsgrove




A tune by Martyn Roper that I got from the playing/video by John Leslie.

X:85
T:Bromsgrove
C:Martyn Roper
K:Em
M:4/4
|:E2 EF G2 E2 | FEFG A2 F2 | E2 EF G2 d2 | B8 |
c2 cB A2 c2 | BcBA G2 E2 | F2 FEDE FD | E8 :|| 
|:B2 Bc d2 B2 | cBcd e2 c2 | B2 Bc d2 B2 | A3 g fedc |

B2 Bc d2 B2 | cBcd e2 c2 
|1 d2 g2 fgaf | g4 g4 :|2 B2 G2 AGFA | G4 G4 ||

Monday, 30 June 2014

Tune 384 - Sussex Waltz




From the early c19th Welch manuscript from Bosham in Sussex.

X:384 T:Sussex Waltz M: 3/4 L: 1/8 K: G d2 d2 cA|B3A G2|FG A2 F2|GA B2 c2| d2 d2 cA|B3A G2|FG A2 F2|1 G2 A2 B2:|2 G2 B2 G2|| FG A2 F2|GA B2 G2|AB c2 e2|d2 Bd cA| B3d cA|B3A G2|FG A2 F2|1 G2 B2 G2:|2 G6||

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Tune 383 - Willy Taylor's High Tea





This was written by concertina player Michelle Soinne in honour of a magnificent tea she was given by Northumbrian fiddler Willie Taylor.

X:615
T:Willy Taylor's High Tea
C:Michelle Soinne
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GA|B2 Bc BAGA|B2 d2 e4|d2 g2 B2 d2|cBAG A2 GA|
B2 Bc BAGA|B2 d2 e4|d2 g2 B2 G2|A4 G2:|
gf|e2 dc BAGA|B2 d2 e4|d2 g2 B2 d2|cBAG A2 gf|
e2 dc BAGA|B2 d2 e4|d2 g2 B2 G2|A4 G2 gf|
e2 dc BAGA|B2 d2 e4|d2 g2 B2 d2|cBAG A2 GA|
B2 Bc BAGA|B2 d2 e4|d2 g2 B2 G2|A4 G2|

Monday, 12 May 2014

Tune 382 - Market Rasen Quick Step





A tune from Joshua Gibbons of Lincolnshire.

X:342
T:Market Rasen Quickstep
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2|G2 GA G2 B2|d4 B2 G2|A2 Ac B2 Bd|A2 A4 D2|
G2 GA G2 B2|d4 B2 G2|A2 AG A2 B2|G4 G2:|
d2|e2 ed e2 g2|d4 B2 G2|A2 Ac B2 Bd|A2 A4 d2|
e2 ed e2 g2|d4 B2 G2|A2 AG A2 B2|G4 G2:|

Monday, 5 May 2014

Tune 381 - Branle du Rat





A traditional dance tune from South West France.

X:381
T:Branle de Rat
K:G
M:4/4
L:1/8
B2 B2 B2 AB|c2 B2 A4|A2 A2 A2 GA|G2 A2 B2 G2|
B2 B2 B2 AB|c2 B2 A4|d2 d2 d2 cc|B2 A2 G4||
[M:6/8]B2 G B2 G|DEF E2 D|B2 G B2 G|DEF G3:|

Tune 380 - Cunnamulla Stockman's Jig




Got this from a rendition by my chum Pikey.It is a Australian tune. It's played on a £14 child's melodeon from Hawkin's Bazaar.

X:380
T:Cunamulla Stockmans Jig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:D
dcB A2 F|GFE FGA|dcB A2 F|GFE D3:||
E2 E E2 F|GAG F2 D|E2 E E2 F|GFE D3:||

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Tune 379 - Heel and Toe Polka




I heard this played at the excellent Saturday Folk Club in Lewes recently and liked it.

X:1
T:Heel and Toe Polka
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
B2 B2 AG G2|FGAB d^c =c2|c2 c2 BA A2|GFEF ED D2|
B2 B2 AG G2|FGAB d^c =c2|c2 c2 BA A2|GFEF G2 G2||
[K:Em]BEBE BE E2|GE E/F/G/E/ FB, B,2|BEBE BE E2|GGFG/F/ E2 E2|
BEBE BE E2|GE E/F/G/E/ FB, B,2|BEBE BE E2|GGFG/F/ E2 E2||
[K:G]D2 GA B2 B>c|dBGA B2 B>d|cc A>c BB G>B|AEFG AFED|
D2 GA B2 B>c|dBGA B2 B>d|cc A>c BB G>B|AEFD G2 G2||

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Tune 378 - Auvergne Mazurka



A mazurka from the Auvergne. It is played with (hopefully) a mazurka rhythm in the A part and a waltz rhythm in the B part as it is danced in the Auvergne.

I have played this previously under a different name and in a different style - Lumpy Custard.


X:325
T:Auvergne Mazurka
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:D
A2 dc d2|A2 fe f2|gf ed cd|ed cB A2|
A2 dc d2|A2 fe f2|gf ed ce|1 e2 d2 z2:|2 e2 d2 fg||
a2 ab ag|f2 d2 ef|g2 ga gf|e4 fg|a2 ab ag|f2 d2 ef|
gf ed ce|1 e2 d2 fg:|2 e2 d2 z2||

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Tune 377 - Sally Sloane's Jig/Trip to Cottingham





This tune was collected from Sally Sloane, from Parkes in central NSW by the pioneering folklore collector John Meredith in the 1950s, and her vast repertoire of songs and tunes continues to be one of the most important sources in Australian traditional music. 

The tune is also known as the Trip To Cottingham.

X:473 T:Sally Sloane's Jig T:Trip to Cottingham M:6/8 L:1/8 K:D A|FAd FAd|GBd GBd|FAd dcd|f2e e2A| FAd FAd|GBd GBd|FAd dcd|e2c d2:| |:e|f3 def|f2 e e2 f|g2 e cde|efe d2 e| f3 def|f2 e e2 f|g2 e cde|efe d2:| |:z|A3 F2 G|A3 F2 G|AFA dAd|fed cBA| G3 E2 F|G3 E2 F|GBA GFE|[1F3 G2:|[2D3 D2|]