Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Tune 441 - Dennington Bell




A tune collected from Dolly Curtis, the melodeon-playing landlady of the now defunct Bell Inn near Dennington in Suffolk.

X:441
T:Dennington Bell
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
FG|A2 fe d2 EF|G2 ed c2 EF|G2 ed c2 cB|A>B AG F2 FG|
A2 fe d2 EF|G2 ed c2 EF|G2 ed c2 Bc|d>e fe d2||
dc|B>B Bd e>d cB|A>B Ad f4|B>A Bd e>d cB|AB AF E2 FG|
A2 fe d2 EF|G2 ed c2 EF|G2 ed c2 Bc|d>e fe d2||

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Tune 440 - Gaspe Reel




A French Canadian reel.

X:440 T:Gaspe Reel M:4/4 L:1/8 K:D |:f2 ef ed cB|A2 A2 B2 A2|g2 fg fe dc|B2 c2 B2 A2| f2 ef ed cB|A2 A2 B2 A2|g2 fg fe dc |B2 c2 d4:| |:e3 f g2 e2|f3 g a2 f2|e3 f gf ed|B2 c2 B2 A2| e3 f g2 e2|f3 g a2 f2|e3 f gf ed|B2 c2 d4 :|

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Tune 439 - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer




Tune for a song written by Johnny Marks based on the 1939 story Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

X:75
T:Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
C:Johnny Marks
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
A B2 A F2 d2|B2 A6|ABAB A2 d2|c6 A2|
G A2 G E2 c2|B2 A6|ABAB A2 B2|F8|
A B2 A F2 d2|B2 A6|ABAB A2 d2|c6 A2|
G A2 G E2 c2|B2 A6|ABAB A2 e2|d8||
B2 B2 d2 B2|A2 F2 A4|G2 B2 A2 G2|F8|
E2 F2 A2 B2|c2 c2 c4|d2 d2 c2 B2|A2 G2 E4|
A B2 A F2 d2|B2 A6|ABAB A2 d2|c6 A2|
G A2 G E2 c2|B2 A6|ABAB A2 e2|d8||

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Tune 438 - Sweet Chiming Christmas Bells




A Sheffield version of While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks by Night.

X:438
T:Sweet Chiming Christmas Bells (While Shepherds Watched)
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GA|B2 G2 d2 B2|B2 A2 A2 AB|c2 A2 d2 c2|B6 GA|
B2 G2 d2 B2|B2 A2 A2 AB|c2 c2 B2 A2|G6 d2|
d6 d2|c2 d2 B2 c2|A6 d2|
d6 d2|c2 d2 B2 c2|A6 GA|
B2 d2 c2 e2|d2 g2 e2 c2|B4 A4|G6 GA|
B2 d2 c2 e2|d2 g2 e2 c2|B4 A4|G6||

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Tune 437 - See, Amid the Winter's Snow




An English Christmas carol. It was written by Edward Caswall, with music composed by Sir John Goss.

X:437
T:See, Amid The Winter's Snow
C:John Goss, 1871
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:G
G3 A G2 F2|E3 D D4|G2 A2 c2 B2|B3 A A4|
G3 A G2 F2|E3 D D4|G2 A2 B2 c2|A3 G G4|
d3 d c2 B2|A2 G2 F4|d3 d c2 B2|A2 G2 F4|
G3 A G2 F2|E3 D D4|d3 B G2 c2|B2 A2 G4|]

Monday, 21 December 2015

Tune 435 - I Saw Three Ships




A 17c carol tune.

X:436
T:I Saw Three Ships
M:6/8
K:G
D|G2 G A2 B|d2 B A2 c|B2 G G2 B|A2 F D2 D|
G2 G A2 B|d2 B A2 c|B2 G GAB|A3 G2||

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Tune 435 - Ghost Riders in the Sky




Ghost Riders in the Sky is a cowboy-styled country/western song written in 1948 by American songwriter Stan Jones. A bit of a challenge on a melodeon due to the number of pull notes :)

X:435
T:Ghost Riders in the Sky
M:C|
L:1/4
K:Am
E|AA AB|cc cA|GG GE|G3 E|
AA AB|cc cd|ee ec|e3 e|
ea aa|ae ee|ee ec|A3 A|
FF FF|cc c2-|c2 zc|cA AG|A4||
e>e eg-|g3 z|a>a aa|e3 z|
F2 FF|c3 c|cA3-|A2 z||

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Tune 434 - Streets of Laredo




As it's Thanksgiving in the USA on the day of posting I thought I do an American tune.

The tune for the famous American cowboy ballad in which a dying cowboy tells his story to a living one. Derived from the English folk song The Unfortunate Rake.

X:574 T:Streets of Laredo M:3/4 L:1/4 K:D A|A>GF|GAG|F>ED|CA,>A,| D>CD|EFG|FED|E2A| A>GF|GAG|F>ED|CA,2| D>DD|EFG|FCC|D2|]

Friday, 13 November 2015

Tune 433 - Margaret's Waltz




Composed in 1959 by Pat Shuldham-Shaw (1917-1977) from Stratford-upon-Avon, and dedicated to Margaret Grant, representative in Devon of the EFDSS on the occasion of her retirement.

X:14
T:Margaret's Waltz
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
GE|:D3 EGA|B4 GB|AG E2 GB|A4 GE|
D3 EGA|B d3 GA|B2 B2 A2| G4 GE|
D3 EGA|B4 GB|AG E2 GB|A4 GE|
D3 EGA|B d3 GA|B2 B2 A2| G4 Bc||
d2 e2 f2|g2 f2 g2|ed c2 e2|d4 BA|
G3 A Bc|d2 B2 d2|ed c2 B2|A4 Bc|
d2 e2 f2|g2 f2 e2|d2 c2 B2|A4 GE|
D3 EGA|B d3 GA|B2 B2 A2|G6||

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Tune 432 - Seven Stars





This tune is well known throughout England.

X:432
T:Seven Stars.
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:D
d2A A2F|GAB A3 |Bcd efg|fed cBA|
d2A A2F|GAB A3 |Bcd efg|dc d3:|
e2A A2f|efg f3 |efg fed|cd
B A3 |BGB AFA|BGB AFA|Bcd efg|Adc d3: