Friday, 17 June 2016

Tune 451 - On the Wagon





An American black-face minstrel song tune first published in 1850. Crossed the Atlantic and was recorded from the playing of Dolly Curtis melodeon player and landlady of the Dennington Bell in the 1980’s.

X: 44
T:On the Waggon
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
e2 f2|g2 g2 d2 c2|B2 d6|e2 e2 c2 e2|d6 f2|
g2 g2 d2 c2|B2 d6|e2 f2 a2 f2|g4:||
g2 a2|b3 a b2 g2|e2 d6|g2 f2 g2 e2|d2 B6|
b3 a b2 g2|e2 d6|e2 f2 a2 f2|g4:||

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Tune 450 - Pipers Fancy




A tune about which I know nothing other than it is also know as the New Rigged Ship.

X:450
T:Pipers Fancy
M:6/8
K:G
D|GFG G2 B|GFG G2 B|AFD DFA|AFD DEF|
GFG G2 B|GFG G2 B|AFD DEF|G3 G2:|
B/c/|d2 B d2 B|GAG GBd|e2 c e2 c|ABA ABc|
d2 B d2 B|GAB G2 B|AFD DEF|G3 G2:|

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Tune 449 - Duke of York (Short Troop)





A military march tune I got from Neil Mcritchie.

X:12
T:Duke of York (Short Troop)
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
|:(3def|g2 d2 d2|d3 edc|B2 G2 G2|G3 BAG|
F2 A2 A2|G2 B2 d2|d2 c2 B2|A3 def|
g2 d2 d2|d3 edc|B2 G2 G2|G4 d2|
e2 ge ge|d2 Bd Bd|c2 A2 F2|1G4:|2G6|
|:F2 A2 A2|G2 B2 B2|A2 c2 c2|B3 dBG|
F2 AF AF|G2 BG BG|A2 cA cA|B4 (3def|
g2 d2 d2|d3 edc|B2 G2 G2|G4 d2|
ed ef ge|fg af gd|c2 A2 F2|1G6:|2 G4||
|:z2|B2 d2 d2|^d2 e2 e2|A2 c2 c2|^c2 d2 d2|
G4 FA|G2 B2 d2|gd gd BG|d6|
B2 d2 d2|^d2 e2 e2|A2 c2 c2|^c2 d2 d2|
gf gf e^d|ed cB AG|ce dB cA|G4:|

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Tune 448 - Joe Hutton's March





A march from Joe Hutton a piper from Haltwhistle in the west of Northumberland.

X:448
T:Joe Hutton's March
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2|G4 D2 G2|B2 G2 d3 B|c2 A2 F2 A2|FGAF D2 EF|
G4 D2 G2|B2 G2 d3 B|c2 A2 FGAF|G4 G2:|
ef|g2 G2 f2 G2|e2 G2 d4|c2 A2 B2 G2|FGAF D2 ef|
g2 G2 f2 G2|e2 G2 d3 B|c2 A2 FGAF|G4 G2 ef|
g2 G2 f2 G2|e2 G2 d4|c2 A2 B2 G2|FGAF D2 EF|
G4 D2 G2|B2 G2 d3 B|c2 A2 FGAF|G4 G2||

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Tune 447 - The White Cockade




A tune from Scotland.

X:447
T:White Cockade
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GA|B2 B2 B2 AG|B2 B2 B2 g2|d2 B2 B2 AG|
B2 A2 A2 GA|B2 B2 cBAG|B2 d2 g2 ga|bagf agfe|d2 B2 B2:|
Bc|d2 B2 g2 Bc|d2 d2 d2 Bc|d2 B2 g2 fg|
a2 A2 A2 GA|B2 B2 cBAG|B2 d2 g2 ga|bagf agfe|d2 B2 B2:

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Tune 446 - Old Black Joe - Badby




A morris tune from Badby.

X:446
T:Old Black Joe, Badby 
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
D2G GFG|A2B cBA|dBG DAc|BcA G3||
GFG A2d|A2d AFD|GFG B2A|GFE D2E|
D2G GFG|A2B cBA|dBG DAc|BcA G3|

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Tune 445 - Shropshire Reel




A tune from Much Wenlock in Shropshire.

X:445
T:Shropshire Reel
M:4/8
L:1/8
K:G
GFGE D2 GB|AGFE D2 B2|c2 Ac B2 GB|AGFE D2 EF|
GFGE D2 GB|AGFE D2 B2|c2 Ac B2 GB|A2 F2 G4:|
|:d2 dBGB d2|e2 ecAc e2|d2 dBGB d2|AGFE D2 EF|
GFGE D2 GB|AGFE D2 B2|c2 Ac B2 GB|A2 F2 G4:

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Tune 444 - Welly Boot



A tune about which I know nothing. Kindly donated by Colin Ansell.

X:444
T:Welly Boot
M:4/4
K:G
L:1/8
DEDE GDGB|AGFA B2 G2|cBAc BAGB|A2 A2 B2 G2|
DEDE GDGB|AGFA B2 G2|cBAc BAGB|A2 F2 G4:||
GABc dBdg|edce d2 B2|cBAc BAGB|A2 A2 B2 G2|
GABc dBdg|edce d2 B2|cBAc BAGB|A2 F2 G4:|

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Tune 443 - Louth Quickstep




A Lincolnshire tune from the Joshua Gibbons Manuscript.

X:443
T:Louth Quickstep
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
B2 BG B2 d2|c2 A2 A4|B2 G2 F2 G2|AGFE D4|
B2 BG B2 d2|c2 A2 A2 c2|cBAG FGAF|G2 B2 G4:|
g4 f2 e2|e2 d2 d4|e4 d2 c2|c2 B2 B4|
g4 f2 e2|e2 d2 d2 c2|cBAG FGAF|G2 B2 G4:||

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Tune 442 - Durham Rangers




An English tune which also appears in Kerr’s Merry Melodies (c1875) as "The Sherwood Rangers".

X:442
T:Durham Rangers
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
FG|ABAF A2 de|fgef d2 dA|BcdB ABAF|G2 E2 E2 FG|
ABAF A2 de|fgef d2 dA|BcdB ABAG|F2 E2 D2:|
ag|fefg afdf|edcB Adfa|g2 bg f2 af|g2 e2 e2 FG|
ABAF A2 de|fgef d2 dA|BcdB ABAG|F2 E2 D2:|