Thursday, 18 December 2014

Tune 398 - Jingle Bells




An American Christmas song written by James Lord Pierpont in 1857.

X:272
T:Jingle Bells
C:J. Pierpont
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:G
DB AG|D3 D/D/|DB AG|E4|
Ec BA|F4|dd cA|B4|
DB AG|D3 D/D/|DB AG|E4|
Ec BA|dd dd|ed cA|G2 d2||
|:BB B2|BB B2|Bd G>A|B4|
cc c>c|cB B B/B/|1BA AB|A2 d2:||2 dd cA|G4||

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Tune 397 - Joy to the World



A Christmas Carol from 1719, words by Isaac Watts and the tune based on a piece by Handel.

Played on a Wheatstone Aeola Single Action Bass, thus it only plays on the push and has large flap valves to refill the bellows on the pull. The concertina is painted gold as it was originally used by the The Fayre Four Sisters a 1920s/30s music hall concertina band.

X:397
T:Joy to the World
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:G
g2 f>e|d3 c|B2 A2|G3 d|e3 e|f3 f|
g4-|g3 g|gf ed|d>c Bg|gf ed|d>c BB|
BB BB/c/|d3 c/B/|AA AA/B/|c3 B/A/|
G g2 e|d>c Bc|B2 A2|G4||

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Tune 397 - Mon Habit n'a qu'un Bouton




A French bouree in E minor.

X:365
T:Mon Habit n'a qu'un Bouton
L:1/8
M:2/4
K:Em
E>F GA|BB -B/A/B/^c/|d>^c BA|BB/A/ GF|
E>F GA|BB -B/A/B/^c/|d>^c BA|B4:||
c>B AG|F>G Ac|B>A GF|E>F GB|
c>B AG|F>G Ac|1BA GA|B4:|2B>A GF|E4|

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Tune 395 - Egan's Polka




An Irish polka.

X:150
T:Egan's Polka
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:D
fA/A/ BA|fA/A/ BA|d2 e>f|ed BA|
fA/A/ BA|fA/A/ BA|d2 e>f|ed d>e:|
fa fe|ed BA|d2 e>f|ed BA|
fa fe|ed BA|d2 e>f|ed d>e:|

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Tune 394 - South Downs Jig




A nice jig written by the late Jim Harding of Lewes in Sussex.

X: 11
T:South Downs Jig
C:Jim Harding
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
d|dcA G3|EFG AFE|DEF GAB|cde d2 d|
dcA G3|EFG AFE|DEF GAB|cAF G2:||
B|Bcd e2 c|d2 B c2 A|Bcd e2 c|[M:9/8]d2 B c2 B A3|
[M:6/8]DGF E3|cBA FED|DEF GAB|cAF G2:|

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Tune 393 - Herbert Smith's Four Hand Reel



A tune from Herbert Ernest Smith who was born in Blakeney on 8th September, 1892, into a large family of blacksmiths.

X:393
T:Herbert Smiths' Four Hand Reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
g2 f2 e2 d2|c2 B2 A2 G2|GABc d2 B2|B2 A2 A2 d2|
g2 f2 e2 d2|c2 B2 A2 G2|GABc d2 b2|a2 g2 a2 g2| [M:2/4][L:1/8] g4 :|
M:4/4
b2 bb b2 b2|c'bag a4|b2 bb b2 b2|agfe d4|
b2 bb b2 b2|c'bag a4|b2 c'b a2 ba|g4 g4:

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Tune 392 - Wind the Bobbin Up





A nursery rhyme tune that I got from a session in Whitby.

X:10
T:Wind the Bobbin Up
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
Bc|d2 de dBGB|d2 de dBGB|c2 Ac B2 GB|AGFG ABce|
d2 de dBGB|d2 de dBGB|c2 Ac B2 GB|AGFA G2:||
z2|A2 AF D2 D2|GABc d2 B2|c2 Ac B2 G2|AGFG A4|
A2 AF D2 D2|GABc d2 B2|c2 Ac B2 G2|A2 F2 G2:||

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Tune 391 - Tom Tulley's Hornpipe





AKA Tom Tolly's Hornpipe, Tom Fowler's Hornpipe (with an abbreviated B Music), it appears in the 19th century manuscripts of English musicians Rev. Robert Harrison (Brampton, Cumbria, 1820) and James Winder (Wyresdale, Lancashire, 1835-41).

X:391
T:Tom Tulley's Hornpipe
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
Bc|dcBA Ggfg|e4 d4|cdcB ABAG|F4 E4|
DEFG A2 B2|c2 de d2 c2|BAGA D2 F2|G4 G2:||
d2|g2 bg e2 ag|f4 d4|g2 bg e2 ag|f4 d2 ef|
gddd gddd|gdgd gddd|g3 f edcB|ABAG F3 E|
DEFG A2 B2|c2 de d2 c2|BAGA D2F2|G4 G2:||

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Tune 390 - Buttered Peas




Probably a Welsh tune originally called Pwt Ar Y Bys (a bit on the finger) but now found in many places.

X:390
T:Buttered Peas
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
B2 d2 d2 cB|c2 e2 e4|B2 d2 d2 cB|c2 A2 A4|
B2 d2 d2 cB|c2 e2 e4|B2 d2 A2 c2|B2 G2 G4:|
B2 d2 d2 ef|gfga g4|B2 d2 d2 cB|c2 A2 A4|
B2 d2 d2 ef|gfga g4|B2 d2 A2 c2|B2 G2 G4:|

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||