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|]

Friday, 28 February 2014

Tune 376 - Tombigbee




An American waltz whose name comes from the Tombigbee river which flows through Mississippi and Alabama. 

The box I am playing is a conversion I have made to a D/G melodeon of a Hohner Student 1 Piano Accordion.


X:376
T:Tombigbee Waltz
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
BA|G2 B2 B2|B d3 BA|G2 B2 B2|B d3 Bc|
B2 A2 A2|A3 B cd|e2 d2 d2|d3c BA|
G2B2B2|B d3 BA|G2 B2 B2|B d3 Bc|
B2 A2 A2|A3 B cd|e2 d2 F2|G4||
d2|g4 d2|g4 d2|e2 d2 e2|B4 Bc|
B2 A2 A2|A3 B cd|e2 d2 d2|d4 d2|
g4 d2|g4 d2|e2 d2 e2|B4 Bc|
B2 A2 A2|A3 B cd|e2 d2 F2|G4||

Monday, 10 February 2014

Tune 375 - Marino Casino





This tune was written by John Sheahan of The Dubliners and the name would appear to come from this building. http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/dublin/casinomarino/

X:1 T:Marino Casino C:John Sheahan M:4/4 L:1/8 K:D |:FG|Adcd B2 cd|Ad G2 F2 ED|G2 FE A2 D2|EDCD E2 FG| Adcd B2 cd|Ad G2 F2 ED|G2 FE A2 C2|1D6:|2D8|| |:CDEC A,2 A2|GFEF D2 dc|BcdA Gd F2|E3 D E3 D| CDEC A,2 A2|GFEF D2 dc|BcdA Gd F2|1E3 D D4:|2 E3 D D2||

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Tune 374 - Iron Legs




A tune noted down by nineteenth-century Cumberland fiddle player, William Irwin.
And a Happy and Prosperous New Year to all my followers.

X:249 
T:Iron Legs 
M:4/4 
L:1/8 
K:D
AG|F2 AF E2 AG| FGEF D2 A2| B2 c2 d2 ed| cdcB A3 G|
F2 AF E2 AG| FGEF D2 A2| Bcde fedc| d2 d2 d2:||
G2| fgfg efef| fgfg efef| dede cdcd| dede cdcd|
BcBc ABAB| BcBc A3 A| Bcde fedc| d2 d2 d2:||

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Tune 373 - Elizabeth Clare





A waltz by Chris Woods, played in F on a C/F Erica.

X:145
T:Elizabeth Clare
C:Chris Wood
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:F
C FG|A3 B AF|G2 A3 G|F2 D2 C2|C3 C FG|
A2 c2 d2|c2 A2 F2|c2 B2 A2|G3 C FG|
A3 B AF|G2 A3 G|F2 D2 C2|C3 C FG|
A2 c2 d2|c2 B2 A2|G2 F2 E2|F3 G Ac||
d2 c3 A|B2 A3 B|c2 B2 A2|G3 F GA|
B3 B cB|A3 A BA|G2 F2 D2|C3 C FG|
A3 B AF|G2 A3 G|F2 D2 C2|C3 C FG|
A2 c2 d2|c2 B2 A2|G2 F2 E2|F3||

Monday, 28 October 2013

Tune 372 - Nina Wara



A pan pipe tune from the Andes! I got the tune from Mike Minchin the previous box player in my band.

X:372
T:Nina Wara
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Em
P:2A (BC)2 2A
P:A
BAG EGA|BGe d2z|ece ged|BAG B2z|
BAG EGA|BGe d2z|ged dBG|BAG E3|
BAG EGA|BGe d2z|ece ged|BAG B2z|
BAG EGA|BGe d2z|ged dBG|BAG E3||
P:B
Bdd ded|B2 A G3|egg gag|e2 d B3|
Bdd ded|B2 A G3|EGA BAG|E3- E2z:|
P:C
BAG d3|BAG E3|egg gag|e2 d B3|
BAG d3|BAG E3|EGA BAG|E3- E2z:|

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Tune 371 - Stottycake Polka





A tune by Andy Turner that I got from his playing on a Magpie Lane CD.

X:523 
T:Stottycake Polka 
C:Andy Turner 
M:4/4 
K:G 
g2 d2 B3 A|GABc d2 d2|GABc d2Bd|c2 AB cdef| 
g2 d2 B3 A|GABc d2 Bd|c2 cc B2 BB|A2 dd e2 f2| 
g2 d2 B3 A|GABc d2 d2|GABc d2Bd|c2 AB cdef| 
g2 d2 B3 A|GABc d2 Bd|c2 cc B2 BB|A2 AA A4|| 
G2 Bc d2 d2|GABc d2 d2|A2 cd e3 f|g2 e2 e2 d2| 
G2 Bc d2 d2|GABc d2 dd|g2 g2 f2 ff|e8| 
G2 Bc d2 d2|GABc d2 d2|A2 cd e3 f|g2 e2 e2 d2| 
G2 Bc d2 d2|GABc d2 dd|g2 g2 f2 ff|e8||

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Tune 370 - American Patrol





A tune written by Frank White Meachum in 1885 and made famous by Glen Miller. Played on my Bb/Eb Erica.

X:1 
T:American Patrol 
M:4/4 
L:1/8 
C:Frank White Meachum 
K:G 
D2|G2 G2 GFGA|B2 B2 BABc|d2 d2 d^cdg|d4 z2 B2| 
c2 cB A2 c2|B2 BA G2 B2|A2 E2 F2 G2|ABcB ADEF | 
G2 G2 GFGA|B2 B2 BABc|d2 d2 d^cdg|d4 z2 G2| 
e2 d2 c2 B2|A2 G2 F2 G2|A2 Bc B2 A2|G2 DEFG AB|| 
c2 c2 c2 c2|cB c3 ^c|d2 d2 dcBc|d6 B2| 
c2 c2 c2 c2|cB c3 ^c|d2 d2 dcBc|d6 d2| 
e2 e2 g3 e|d2 de dc B2|c2 c2 F3 c|B2 Bc BA G2| 
e2 e2 g3 e|d2 de dc B2|c2 c2 F2 A2|G6||

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Tune 369 - Marmalade Polka




A tune I learned after hearing it during Whitby Folk Week.

X:369
T:Marmalade Polka
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:GD2|G2 G2 GABc|dd d2 d2 ed|cc c2 c2 dc|BB B2 B3 A|
G2 G2 GABc|dd d2 d2 ed|c2 AA A2 F2|A2 G2 G2:|
d2|e2 d2 B2 G2|G2 F2 F4|e2 d2 c2 A2|A2 G2 G2 Bd|
g2 g2 g2 ag|f2 e2 e3 e|d2 Bd cAFG|A2 G2 G2:|