Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Tune 403 - New Land




A wonderful tune composed by Otis Tomas of Baddeck, Cape Breton Island.

X:390
T:New Land
C:Otis Tomas
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
|:G3 F GA|B d3 e2|d2 dB A2|G2 GA BG|
c2 cB AB|c e3 g2|e2 ec A2|A2 AB (3cBA|
B3 G BG|B d3 ga|b2 ba g2|e2 ef ga|
b2 ba g2|a f3 d2|Be e2 d2|1 e2 ed BA:|2 e2 ef ga||
|:b2 ba bc'|b2 a2 g2|c2 cB cd|c2 d2 e2|
a2 ag ab|a2 g2 f2|B2 BA Bc|B2 c2 d2|
g2 gf ga|g2 f2 e2|A2 AG AB|A2 G2 E2|
d B3 G2|A F3 D2|B, E3 D2|1 E2 ef ga:|2 E2 ed BA||

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Tune 402 - Peter's Peerie Boat




A Tom Anderson jig from the Shetland Islands. The consensus is a peerie is a child’s spinning top in Scots.


X:402
T:Peter's Peerie Boat
C:Tom Anderson
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
g2g G2G|ABc def|g2g eag|fdd def|
g2g G2G|ABc def|g2g dcA|BGG G2d:|
g2g b2g|f2f a2f|e2e gfe|d3 B2B|
cBc edc|B2d g2z|A2c e2z|F2A d2z|
gfg bag|fef agf|e2e gfe|d3 B2B|
cBc edc|B2d d'2c'|bag dgf|g3 G3||

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Tune 401 - When the King Enjoys His Own Again




The tune for an English Civil War ballad.

X:401
T:When the King Enjoys His Own Again
M:4/4
K:G
D2 D2 G2 G2|ABcd B2 AB|c2 E2 F2 G2|A3 G G4:|
A2 FG A2 B2|AGFG A2 B2|AGFG A2 B2|E3 E D4|
d2 dc B2 AG|ABcd B2 AB|c2 E2 F2 G2|A3 G G4||

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Tune 400 - Sans Day Carol




A 19th century Cornish carol.

X:400
T:Sans Day Carol
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
G>B|d2 d2 d>c|B2 G2 B2|c2 A2 F2|G4 GB|
d2 d2 dc|B2 G2 B2|c2 A2 F2|G4 GB|d2 d2 ef|
g2 d2 d2|d2 d2 ef|g4 GB|
d2 d2 dc|B2 G2 B2|c2 A2 F2|G4 A2|
A4 A2|B4 GB|d2 d2 dc|B2 G2 B2|c2 A2 F2|G6|]

Monday, 22 December 2014

Tune 399 - It Came Upon a Midnight Clear



A carol from 1849 with a tune by Arthur Sullivan.

X:399
T:It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
K:G
L:1/8
M:C
GA|B2 A2 G2 AB|c2 B2 A2 d2|d2 B2 cd e2|d6 Bc|
d2 d2 B2 G2|c2 B2 A2 GA|Bc d2 B2 A2|G6||

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:|