Monday, 15 September 2014

Tune 389 - Woodland Flowers




A tune composed by Felix Burns (1864 – 1920). It is also known as Shit Cart Polka or Mrs Kenny's Barndance (as stolen by the Irish :) )

X:631
T:Woodland Flowers
C:Felix Burns
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
DGB A2G|DGB A2G|E2C E2G|c6|
d2B c2A|B2G E2F|G2B AGE|D6|
DGB A2G|DGB A2G|E2C E2G|c6|
d2B c2A|B2G E2F|G2D BdB|G6||
BAG D2D|BAG D2D|cBA E2E|cBA E2E|
F2G F2E|D2c B2A|G2A BAG|D6|
BAG D2D|BAG D2D|cBA E2E|cBA E2E|
F2G F2E|D2c B2A|G2D BdB|G6||

Friday, 12 September 2014

Tune 388 - Cumberland Waltz





This waltz seems to have got into the English repertory from the early 1950s recording by Robert Forrester (moothie) & Norman Alford (whistle) subsequently issued on the Veteran CD 'Pass the Jug Around'. However, the same tune was later recorded by the Scots moothie player Donald Black on his CD 'Keil Road' under the title 'Waltz Quadrille'. In the sleeve notes for the latter, Black states that the tune was first recorded in Canada in the 1930s by George Wade & His Cornhuskers, a band whose repertory included old-time, Scots and Irish tunes. So FWIW maybe it's originally Scots, maybe originally Canadian.

Thanks to Steve Harrison for the above info.

X:388
T:Cumberland Waltz
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
dd|G2 B2 dd|G2 B2 dd|G2 B2 d2|b4 c'2|
b2 a2 g2|d4 e2|d2 B2 G2|A4dd|
G2 B2 dd|G2 B2 dd|G2 B2 d2|b4 c'2| 
b2 a2 g2|d4 dd|d2 f2 a2|g4||
d2|b4 g2|a4 g2|ff f2 e2|c4 d2| 
ee e2 d2|ee e2 d2|efe2 d2|B2d2 d2|
b4 g2|a4 g2|ff f2 e2|c4 d2|
ee e2 d2|ee e2 d2|d2 f2 a2|g4||

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Tune 387 - Will Atkinson's Schottische





A few tunes now as a result of my visit to the Whitby Folk Week.

A schottische by Will Atkinson the border shepherd and mouth-organ player extraordinaire.

X:387 T:Willy Atkinson's Schottische M:4/4 L:1/8 K:G D>G|B2 B2 B<d-dB|c>Bc>d e2 f>e|d>gf>e d>cB>A|G>AB>G D2 G>A| B2 B2 B<d-dB|c>Bc>d e2 f>e|d>gf>e d>cB>A|G2 G2 G2:| d>B|c<A F2 F2 e>c|d<B G2 G2 g2|f2 A>B c2 e2|d>BG>A B2 d>B| c<A F2 F2 e>c|d<B G2 G2 g2|f2 A>B c>de>f|g2 g2 g2:| D>G|B2 B2 B2 A>G|F>EF>G A2 A>B|c2 c2 c2 B>A|G>FG>A B>GD>G| B2 B2 B2 A>G|F>EF>G A2 A>B|c2 c2 c2 B>A|G2 G2 G2:|

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:||