Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Tune 387 - Will Atkinson's Schottische





A few tunes now as a result of my visit to the Whitby Folk Week.

A schottische by Will Atkinson the border shepherd and mouth-organ player extraordinaire.

X:387 T:Willy Atkinson's Schottische M:4/4 L:1/8 K:G D>G|B2 B2 B<d-dB|c>Bc>d e2 f>e|d>gf>e d>cB>A|G>AB>G D2 G>A| B2 B2 B<d-dB|c>Bc>d e2 f>e|d>gf>e d>cB>A|G2 G2 G2:| d>B|c<A F2 F2 e>c|d<B G2 G2 g2|f2 A>B c2 e2|d>BG>A B2 d>B| c<A F2 F2 e>c|d<B G2 G2 g2|f2 A>B c>de>f|g2 g2 g2:| D>G|B2 B2 B2 A>G|F>EF>G A2 A>B|c2 c2 c2 B>A|G>FG>A B>GD>G| B2 B2 B2 A>G|F>EF>G A2 A>B|c2 c2 c2 B>A|G2 G2 G2:|

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Tune 386 - Flowers of Edinburgh - Bampton




A morris dance tune from Bampton in Oxfordshire.

X:169
T:Flowers of Edinburgh
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:G
DEFD G2 A2|B2 B2 BdcB|AGFG EFGA|B2 E2 E2 GE|
DEFD G2 A2|B2 B2 Bgge|dcBA GFGA|B2 G2 G4:||
g6 ag|f6 af|e2 e2 efge|B2 e2 efge|

dBGB d2 d2|e2 e2 efge|dcBA GFGA|B2 G2 G4:||

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Tune 385 - Bromsgrove




A tune by Martyn Roper that I got from the playing/video by John Leslie.

X:85
T:Bromsgrove
C:Martyn Roper
K:Em
M:4/4
|:E2 EF G2 E2 | FEFG A2 F2 | E2 EF G2 d2 | B8 |
c2 cB A2 c2 | BcBA G2 E2 | F2 FEDE FD | E8 :|| 
|:B2 Bc d2 B2 | cBcd e2 c2 | B2 Bc d2 B2 | A3 g fedc |

B2 Bc d2 B2 | cBcd e2 c2 
|1 d2 g2 fgaf | g4 g4 :|2 B2 G2 AGFA | G4 G4 ||

Monday, 30 June 2014

Tune 384 - Sussex Waltz




From the early c19th Welch manuscript from Bosham in Sussex.

X:384 T:Sussex Waltz M: 3/4 L: 1/8 K: G d2 d2 cA|B3A G2|FG A2 F2|GA B2 c2| d2 d2 cA|B3A G2|FG A2 F2|1 G2 A2 B2:|2 G2 B2 G2|| FG A2 F2|GA B2 G2|AB c2 e2|d2 Bd cA| B3d cA|B3A G2|FG A2 F2|1 G2 B2 G2:|2 G6||

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Tune 383 - Willy Taylor's High Tea





This was written by concertina player Michelle Soinne in honour of a magnificent tea she was given by Northumbrian fiddler Willie Taylor.

X:615
T:Willy Taylor's High Tea
C:Michelle Soinne
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GA|B2 Bc BAGA|B2 d2 e4|d2 g2 B2 d2|cBAG A2 GA|
B2 Bc BAGA|B2 d2 e4|d2 g2 B2 G2|A4 G2:|
gf|e2 dc BAGA|B2 d2 e4|d2 g2 B2 d2|cBAG A2 gf|
e2 dc BAGA|B2 d2 e4|d2 g2 B2 G2|A4 G2 gf|
e2 dc BAGA|B2 d2 e4|d2 g2 B2 d2|cBAG A2 GA|
B2 Bc BAGA|B2 d2 e4|d2 g2 B2 G2|A4 G2|

Monday, 12 May 2014

Tune 382 - Market Rasen Quick Step





A tune from Joshua Gibbons of Lincolnshire.

X:342
T:Market Rasen Quickstep
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2|G2 GA G2 B2|d4 B2 G2|A2 Ac B2 Bd|A2 A4 D2|
G2 GA G2 B2|d4 B2 G2|A2 AG A2 B2|G4 G2:|
d2|e2 ed e2 g2|d4 B2 G2|A2 Ac B2 Bd|A2 A4 d2|
e2 ed e2 g2|d4 B2 G2|A2 AG A2 B2|G4 G2:|

Monday, 5 May 2014

Tune 381 - Branle du Rat





A traditional dance tune from South West France.

X:381
T:Branle de Rat
K:G
M:4/4
L:1/8
B2 B2 B2 AB|c2 B2 A4|A2 A2 A2 GA|G2 A2 B2 G2|
B2 B2 B2 AB|c2 B2 A4|d2 d2 d2 cc|B2 A2 G4||
[M:6/8]B2 G B2 G|DEF E2 D|B2 G B2 G|DEF G3:|

Tune 380 - Cunnamulla Stockman's Jig




Got this from a rendition by my chum Pikey.It is a Australian tune. It's played on a £14 child's melodeon from Hawkin's Bazaar.

X:380
T:Cunamulla Stockmans Jig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:D
dcB A2 F|GFE FGA|dcB A2 F|GFE D3:||
E2 E E2 F|GAG F2 D|E2 E E2 F|GFE D3:||

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Tune 379 - Heel and Toe Polka




I heard this played at the excellent Saturday Folk Club in Lewes recently and liked it.

X:1
T:Heel and Toe Polka
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
B2 B2 AG G2|FGAB d^c =c2|c2 c2 BA A2|GFEF ED D2|
B2 B2 AG G2|FGAB d^c =c2|c2 c2 BA A2|GFEF G2 G2||
[K:Em]BEBE BE E2|GE E/F/G/E/ FB, B,2|BEBE BE E2|GGFG/F/ E2 E2|
BEBE BE E2|GE E/F/G/E/ FB, B,2|BEBE BE E2|GGFG/F/ E2 E2||
[K:G]D2 GA B2 B>c|dBGA B2 B>d|cc A>c BB G>B|AEFG AFED|
D2 GA B2 B>c|dBGA B2 B>d|cc A>c BB G>B|AEFD G2 G2||

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||