Monday, 31 December 2012

Tune 125 - Auld Lang Syne




Happy and prosperous New Year to all my readers :)

The tune to which "Auld Lang Syne" is commonly sung is a pentatonic Scots folk melody, probably originally a sprightly dance in a much quicker tempo.


X:25
T:Auld Lang Syne 
M:C 
L:1/4 
K:G
D | G>F GB | A>G AB/A/ | G>G Bd |e3 e | 
d>B BG | A>G AB/A/ | G>E ED | G2- G e | 
d>B BG | A>G Ae | d>B (Bd) | e3 e | 
d>B BG | A>G A(B/A/) | (G>E) (ED) | G2- G ||

Tune 124 - Deck the Halls






The melody is Welsh dating back to the sixteenth century, and belongs to a New Year's Eve carol, Nos Galan.


X:1
T:Nos Galan
T:Deck the Halls
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:G
d>c BA | GG/A/ BG | A/B/c/A/ B>A | GF G2 |
d>c BA | GG/A/ BG | A/B/c/A/ B>A | GF G2 |
AA/B/ cA | B/A/B/c/ dA | B/A/B/c/ dg | fe d2 |
d>c BA | GG/A/ BG | A/e/c/A/ d>c | BA G2 |]


Sunday, 30 December 2012

Tune 123 - O, Come All Ye Faithful





A probably c13 tune called Adeste Fideles.


X:342
T:O Come, All Ye Faithful
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:G
G | G2 D G | A2 D2 | B A B c | B2 A G | 
G2 F E | F G A B | F2 E>D | D3 z ||
d2 c B | c2 B2 | A B G A | F>E D G ||
G F G A | G2 D B | B A B c | B2 A B |
c B A G | F2 G c | B2 A>G | G3 z |]

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Tune 122 - Ding Dong Merrily on High





The tune first appeared as a secular dance tune known as "le branle de l'Official" in Orch├ęsographie, a dance book written by Jehan Tabourot (1519--1593).


X:1
T:Ding Dong! Merrily on High
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:G
G G A/G/ F/E/ | D3 D | EG GF | G2 G2 |
G G A/G/ F/E/ | D3 D | EG GF | G2 G2 |
d>c B/c/ d/B/ | c>B A/B/ c/A/ | B>A G/A/ B/G/ | A>G F/G/ A/F/ |
G>F E/F/ G/E/ | F>E D D |  E G G F |  G2 G2 |

Friday, 28 December 2012

Tune 121 - The Holly and the Ivy





One of my favourite carols as it intermingles Christian and Pagan imagery, with holly and ivy representing Pagan fertility symbols. 


X:1
T:Holly and the Ivy
M:6/8
R:
K:G
G2 A | BAG DGF | G3 G2 d | d2 B GAB | A3 -A2d |
d2 B BAB | ccc cdc | BAG AGF | G3 ||

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Tune 120 - Silent Night




Silent Night (German: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht) was composed in 1818 in Austria. It was declared an intangible cultural heritage by the UNESCO in March 2011 despite my playing.


X:450
T:Silent Night
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
d3ed2|B6|d3ed2|B6|
a4a2|f6|g4g2|d6|
e4e2|g3fe2|d3ed2|B6|
e4e2|g3fe2|d3ed2|B6|
a4a2|c'3af2|g6|b6|
g3dB2|d3cA2|G6|-G4 z2|

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Tune 119 - Good King Wenceslas





A carol for the Feast of Steven. Originally Tempus Adest Floridum (It is time for flowering), a 13th-century spring carol first published in the Finnish song book Piae Cantiones in 1582.


X:1
T:Good King Wenceslas
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:G
G G G A | G G D2 | E D E F | G2 G2 |
G G G A | G G D2 | E D E F | G2 G2 |
d c B A | B A G2 | E D E F | G2 G2 |
D D E F | G G A2 | d c B A | G2 c2 | G4 |]



Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Tune 118 - We Wish You a Merry Christmas




A merry Christmas to all my readers. This is the first of 12 Christmas tunes for the 12 Days of Christmas.


X:526
T:We Wish You a Merry Christmas
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2 | G2 GAGF | E2 E2 E2 | A2 ABAG | F2 D2 D2 | 
B2 BcBA | G2 E2 DD | E2 A2 F2 | G4 ||
D2 | G2 G2 G2 | F4 F2 | G2 F2 E2 | D4 A2 | 
B2 A2 GG | d2 D2 DD | E2 A2 F2 | G4 |]

Monday, 24 December 2012

Tune 117- Will's Way





A tune by Will Ward of Fiddler's Dram & the Oyster Band.


X:523
T:Will's Way
C:Will Ward
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
FG A2 A4|BA B2 A4|DEFG A2B2|=c2B2 B2A2|
FG A2 A4|BA B2 A4|DEFG F2E2|D4-D4:|
d4 AGFA|d4 AGFE|DEFG A2B2|=c2B2 B2A2|
d4 AGFA|d4 AGFE|DEFG F2E2|D4-D4:

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Tune 116 - March of St Timothy





The March of St Timothy is a hammer dulcimer tune written by Judi Morningstar.

X:291
T:March of St Timothy
M:4/4
C:Judi Morningstar
K:G
B3 c d2 B2|A3 B c2 A2|G3 A B2 G2|G2 F2 E2 D2|
E3 F G2 E2|D2 G2 B2 d2|c3 B A2 G2|F2 A2 D2 c2|
B3 c d2 B2|A3 B c2 A2|G3 A B2 G2|G2 F2 E2 D2|
E3 F G2 E2|D2 G2 B2 d2|cB A2 F2 A2|G6 dd||
c2 d2 A2 c2|F2 A2 D2 dd|B2 d2 G2 B2|D2 G2 B2 dd|
c2 d2 A2 c2|F2 A2 D2 dd|B2 D2 E2 F2|G2 A2 B2 dd|
c2 d2 A2 c2|F2 A2 D2 dd|B2 d2 G2 B2|D2 G2 B2 D2|
E3 F G2 E2|D2 G2 B2 d2|cB A2 F2 A2|G8||

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Tune 115 - Monk's March





A morris dance tune from Sherborne. It differs from most other morris tunes in its rhythm due to it being for a Heel and Toe dance.


X:306
T:Monk's March
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:G
D|G2 GB A2 Ac|Bdge d3 c|BdBG AcAF|G2 G2 G3 D|
G2 GB A2 Ac|Bdge d3 c|BdBG AcAF|G2 G2 G3||
B/2c/2|d>e dc B2 B2|c>d cB A2 A2|d>e dc B2 B2|cdec AcAF|
G2 GB A2 Ac|Bdge d3 c|BdBG AcAF|G2 G2 G3|

Friday, 21 December 2012

Post 114 - In the Bleak Midwinter





This is today's tune (21st December) to celebrate the Winter Solstice. It was written by Gustav Holst.


X:210
T:In the Bleak Midwinter
L:1/4
K:G
B>c dB | A2 G2 | A>B AE | A3 z |
B>c dB | A2 G2 | AB A>G | G3 z :|
cB cd | e2 B2 | dB AG | A3 z |
B>c dB | A2 G2 | AB A>G | G3 z :|

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Tune 113 - Not for Joe





This is one of a number of Welsh Border tunes known as Not for Joe. This one is used for the dance from the village of Dilwyn.


X:331
T:Not For Joe
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2 G2 D2 G2|F2 E2 F2 E2|D2 G2 D2 G2|F2 G2 A4|
D2 G2 D2 G2|F2 E2 F2 E2|D4 B3 A|G2 F2 G4:|
B3 A G2 B2|c4 A4|B3 A G2 B2|A2 F2 D4|
B3 A G2 B2|c4 A4|D4 B3 A|G2 F2 G4:|

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Tune 112 - Theme Vannetaise (Twiglet)





Theme Vannetaise was composed by the Breton band Tri Yann but is now well known in the Border Morris community as Twiglet the name of the dance for which it is used. There is also a school of thought that the tune is in fact Welsh and called Bwrlwm.


X:485
T:Theme Vannitaise
M:4/4
K:Em
E2 B2 B2 AB|G2 E2 E4|A2 AG F2 FE|DE FA G2 F2|
E2 B2 B2 AB|G2 E2 E4|A2 AG F2 FE|DE FA E4:|
EF GF EF GF|EF GA B2 G2|DE FE D3 E|F2 A2 G2 F2|
EF GF EF GF|EF GA B2 G2|DE FE D3 A|G2 F2 E4:|

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Tune 111 - Gallant Hussar





A morris dance tune from Bledington.

Sorry if the quality and my beaming smile are worse than normal but I am in the middle of a Norovirus infection :(


X:156
T:Gallant Hussar
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
D|G2 B ABc|dBe c2 A|GAB cBd|1 G3 F2:|2 G3 G2||
B/2c/2|dBd g2 g|ecA c2 B|ABc dBA|G3 F2 D|
G2 B ABc|dBe c2 A|GAB cBd|G3 G2:|

Monday, 17 December 2012

Tune 110 - Over the Hills and Far Away





Over the Hills and Far Away is a traditional English song, dating back to at least the late 17th century. One version was published in John Gay's The Beggar's Opera of 1728.

Sorry if the quality and my beaming smile are worse than normal but I am in the middle of a Norovirus infection :(


X:359
T:Over the Hills & Far Away
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2|GABA GABA|G2 E2 E2 D2|GABA GABG|
c2 A2 A2 D2|GABA GABA|G2 E2 c4|E2 D2 D2 B2|c2 A2 A2:|
Bc|d3 c B3 A|G2 E2 E2 Bc|d2 dc B2 AB|c2 A2 A2 Bc|
de dc Bc BA|G2 E2 c4|E2 D2 D2 B2|c2 A2 A2:|

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Tune 109 - Mona's Delight






A dance tune from the Isle of Man. Named after Mona Douglas, a collector of folk music and dance on the island.


X:305
T:Mona's Delight
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2|G2GA B2AG|A2AB c2BA|G2GB d2BG|AF D2 AFD2|
G2GA B2AG|A2AB c2BA|BdBG AcAF|1G2G2G2:|2G2G2G4||
d2dc BcdB|c2cB ABcA|B2BA GABG|A2F2D4|
d2dc BcdB|c2cB ABcA|BdBG AcAF|G2G2G4:||

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Tune 108 - Schottische a Bethanie






A French Schottische.


X:419
T:Schottische a Bethanie
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:Em
E2GB E2GB|c2BA B4|cded c2BA|G2A2 B2E2|
E2GB E2GB|c2BA B4|cded c2BA|G2gf e4:||
e2fg f2e2|dedc B4|cded c2BA|G2A2 B2E2|
e2fg f2e2|dedc B4|cded c2BA|G2gf e4:||

Friday, 14 December 2012

Tune 107 - Cuckoo's Nest




A morris dance tune from Sherborne in Gloucestershire.


X:103
T:Cuckoo's Nest
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:Em
GAGF E2 e2|B2 B2 A2 B2|FAFE D2 EF|G2 A2 E4:||
e2 e2 e2 fe|d2 B2 B3 ^c|d2 d2 d2 ed|^c2 A2 A4|
GAGF E2 e2|B2 B2 A2 B2|FAFE D2 EF|G2 A2 E4:|

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Tune 106 - Nellie the Elephant






A song written in 1956 by Ralph Butler and Peter Hart about the eponymous fictional intelligent elephant.


X:324
T:Nellie The Elephant
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:1/4=140
K:G
Bcd BAG|B2B d2d|e2e gfe|d3 B3|
c2c AAA|ded B3|f3 e3|ded cBA|
Bcd BAG|B2B d2d|e2e gfe|d3 B3|
c2c AAA|ded B3|e2cA2 F|G3 G2||
A|GBd g2 f|g3 d3|e3 d2c|B3-B2B|
A2B cBA|d2e ffg|a2g f2e|ded cBA|
Bcd BAG|B2B d2d|e2e gfe|d3 B3|
c2c AAA|ded B3|e2cA2 F|G3 G3|

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Tune 105 - Man in the Moon






A waltz from the playing of Scan Tester'. 

Played in memory of two great men who have died recently Neil Armstrong and Sir Patrick Moore.


X:289
T:Man in the Moon
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:D
A2|d3e d2|c2 B2 A2|d2e2f2|g4fg|
a4g2|f2g2e2|d3 e fe|d2 cB A2|
d3e d2|c2 B2 A2|d2e2f2|g4fg|
a4g2|f2g2e2|d3 e fe|d4||
fg|a6|a6|g2e2f2|g6|f3 efg|
a2f2d2|B2c2d2|e2 cB A2|
d3e d2|c2 B2 A2|d2e2f2|g4fg|
a4g2|f2g2e2|d3 e fe|d4|

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Tune 104 - Redwing





Redwing is a popular song written in 1907 with music by Kerry Mills and lyrics by Thurland Chattaway. Mills adapted the music from Robert Schumann's composition for piano The Happy Farmer, Returning From Work, 1848. The song tells of a young Indian maid's loss of her sweetheart who has died in battle. It is most memorable for its chorus:

Now the moon shines tonight on pretty Redwing,
The breeze is sighing, the night bird's crying,
For a far far away her brave is dying,
While Red Wing's weeping her heart away.


X:390
T:Redwing
C:Kerry Mills
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2|G2 G2 GABc|d6 G2|c2 e2 g2 e2|d6 B2|
c2 cB A2 c2|B2 BA G2 B2|A2 G2 F2 G2|A2 F2 E2 D2|
G2 G2 GABc|d6 G2|c2 e2 g2 e2|d6 B2|
c2 cB A2 c2|B2 BA G2 B2|A2 G2 F2 A2|G6||
g2|g2 f2 e4|c4 e2 g2|f2 e2 d4|B6 d2|
e2 d2 d4|A6 d2|e2 d2 d4|B6 g2|
g2 f2 e4|c4 e2 g2|f2 e2 d4|B6 d2|
e2 d2 d4|A6 c2|B2 A2 G3 A|B2 A2 G2|]

Monday, 10 December 2012

Tune 103 - Barwick Green




Barwick Green is the theme music to the long-running BBC Radio 4 rural soap opera The Archers. It is a maypole dance from the suite My Native Heath, written in 1924 by the Yorkshire composer Arthur Wood, and named after Barwick-in-Elmet. It is also a tune I used for a morris dance called Grundy's Delight.


X:32
T:Barwick Green
C:Arthur Wood
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
d2 B g2 e|d2 B G3|d2 B g2 f|e3 d3|
d2 B g2 e|d2 B G3|A2 d ^cdc|d3 d3||
e2 f gfe|c2 d edc|B2 c dcB|B3 A3|
d2 B g2 e|d2 B G3|d2 g fga|g3 g3||

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Tune 102 - Kingfisher 2




One of a pair of tunes known in my circle of players as the Kingfisher Set. It is the second tune and known as "The Tune That Goes With The Kingfisher". Then some ne said the this was actually the Kingfisher and the first tune was "The Tune That Goes With The Kingfisher". Now turns out that neither are the Kingfisher but the name has stuck. Kingfisher 1 was tune 101.


X:240
T:Kingfisher 2
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
G2 d2 cB AG|ef g2 d2 cB|cd ec Bc dB|Ad de dc BA|
G2 d2 cB AG|ef g2 d2 cB|cd ec Bc dB|A3 G G4:||
g2 fg a2 ga|b3 a gf ed|ef gf ed cB|Ad de dc BA|
G2 d2 cB AG|ef g2 d2 cB|cd ec Bc dB|A3 G G4:||

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Tune 101 - Kingfisher 1




One of a pair of tunes known in my circle of players as the Kingfisher Set. It was thought that this tune was the Kingfisher and the one that went with it was known as "The Tune That Goes With The Kingfisher". Then someone said the other tune was the Kingfisher and this was actually "The Tune That Goes With The Kingfisher". Now turns out that neither are the Kingfisher but the name has stuck. The other tune will be Tune 102.


X:239
T:Kingfisher 1
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GA Bc d2 G2|g2 fe d2 B2|cB ce de dc|BA Bc e2 d2|
GA Bc d2 G2|g2 fe d2 B2|cB ce de dc|B2 A2 G4:||
d3 c B3 c|dBcd e4|e3 d c3 d|eA Bc e2 d2|
B3 A G3 A|BG AB c4|cB ce de dc|B2 A2 G4:||

Friday, 7 December 2012

Tune 100 - Orange in Bloom




A morris dance tune from Sherborne in Gloucestershire.


X:352
T:Orange In Bloom
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2|E3 G E2|D2 G2 A2|B2 d2 B2|A4 BA|
G3 E E2|D2 G2 A2|B2 G2 G2|G4 D2|
E3 G E2|D2 G2 A2|B2 d2 B2|A4 BA|
G3 E E2|D2 G2 A2|B2 G2 G2|G4 A2||
B3 A Bc|d4 B2|A2 G2 A2|B2 c2 d2|
e2 d2 B2|A3 G A2|B2 A2 G2|E4 D2|E3 G E2|
D2 G2 A2|B2 d2 B2|A4 BA|
G3 E E2|D2 G2 A2|B2 G2 G2|G4||

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Tune 99 - Sharon Eubanks





A beautiful waltz by David Richardson of the Boys of the Lough.


X:426
T:Sharon Eubanks
C:David Richardson
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
GA|:B2-Bc dB|AB AG FG|E2G2A2|G3E GE|
D3B, DE|DE GA B/A/G|B2A2G2|A4 GA|
B2-Bc dB|AB AG FG|E2G2A2|G3E GE|
D3B, DE|DE GA B/A/G|A2B2A2|G4 GA:|
B2GA B/A/G|d2Bc dB|c2e2g2|e3d ed|
Bd GA Bd|e2d2B2|A2B2G2|A4 GA|
B2GA B/A/G|d2Bc dB|c2e2g2|e3d ed|
B3A B/A/G|AB AG FG|E2G2A2|G4 GA|
B2GA B/A/G|d2Bc dB|c2e2g2|e3d ed|
Bd GA Bd|e2d2B2|A2B2G2|A4 GA|
B2-Bc dB|AB AG FG|E2G2A2|G3E GE|
D3B, DE|DE GA B/A/G|A2B2A2|G6|

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Tune 98 - Lollipop Man





A morris dance tune for a dance from the village of Ducklington.

X:273
T:Lollipop Man - Ducklington
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
BA|GB D2 D2 DE|G2 G2 G3 A|BA GA BA GA|B2 E2 E2 BA|
GB D2 D2 DE|G2 G2 G3 d|edef g2 dc|B2 A2 G3||
A|d2 d2 gfeg|B2 d2 d3 B|AGAB cBAG|A2 E2 E2 BA|
GB D2 D2 DE|G2 G2 G3 d|edef g2 dc|B2 A2 G3||

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Tune 97 - Huntsman's Chorus




A staple of the English session scene but originally form a chorus in the 1821 opera Der Freisch├╝tz by Carl Maria von Weber.

X:206
T:Huntsman's Chorus
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2|G2D2GABc|d4B4|A2d2A2d2|BcBA G2D2|
G2D2GABc|d4c4|BAGA B2A2|G4-G2:|
|:A2|B3c B2A2|G4G4|c3d c2B2|A2F2E2D2|
G2D2GABc|d4c4|BAGA B2A2|G4-G2:|

Monday, 3 December 2012

Tune 96 - Hot Punch





Another ceilidh favourite, probably originally a Scottish Pipe Tune.


X:202
T:Hot Punch
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
d2c|B2G GAG|E2G D2G|B2G BdB|G3A2B|
c2A AGA|F2A A3|F2D FAF|D3d2c|
B2G GAG|E2G D2G|B2G BdB|G3z2 d|
dBd cAc|BGB A2A|D2D DEF|G3||
d2c|B2d ded|B2d d3|B2G BdB|G3A2B|
c2A AGA|F2A A3|F2D FAF|D3d2c|
B2d ded|B2d d3|B2G BdB|G3z2 d|
dBd cAc|BGB A2A|D2D DEF|G3||

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Tune 95 - The Rose Tree





A morris dance tune from Bampton, possibly English but also laid claim to by Scotland, Ireland and America.

X:401
T:Rose Tree
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
BA|G2E2D2B,2|DEDB, D2B,2|G2G2BAGA|B2A2A2BA|
G2E2D2B,2|DEDB, D2D2|G2FG A2GA|B2G2G2:|
GA|B2A2B2c2|d2ed c2B2|A2e2e2d2|e2A2A2BA|
G2E2D2B,2|DEDB, D2D2|G2FG A2GA|B2G2G2:|

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Tune 94 - Captain Lanoe's Quick March






Another tune from the Sussex Tune Book, its source being the Alymore ms dated 1796 and 1818.

X:81
T:Captain Lanoe's Quick March
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
G2B d2d|gfe d3|cdc BcB|AGA B2G|
G2B d2d|gfe d3|cdc BcB|AGA G3:|
B3B3|BAB c3|B2c d2c|B2A B2G| B3B3|BAB c3|B2g dBG|A3G3:|

Friday, 30 November 2012

Tune 93 - Scotland the Brave





As it is St Andrew's day I thought Scotland the Brave (Scottish Gaelic: Alba an Aigh) would be apposite as it is one of several songs considered an unofficial national anthem of Scotland.


X:93
T:Scotland the Brave
M:2/4
L:1/8
R:reel
K:G
G2 G>A | BGBd | g2 g>f | gdBG | c2 e>c | BdBG | A2 d>e | dcBA |
G2 G>A | BGBd | g2 g>f | gdBG | c2 e>c | BdBG | A2 G>F G2 fg ||
a2 a>a | af d2 | g2 b>a | ge d2 | g2 gg | f2 gf | egfe | dcBA |
G2 G>A | BGBd | g2 g>f | gdBG | c2 e>c | BdBG | A2 G>F G4 |]

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Tune 92 - Polka Chinoise





A tune French Canadian in origin but made popular in UK by Cutting and Woods.

X:372
T:Polka Chinoise
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:G
gedB G2 GG|ABGE G2 GE|DGGE GGGA|BdBG Adef|
gedB G2 GG|ABGE G2 GA|Bddd edBG|A2 A2 G4:||
K:D
A2AA d2dd|e2ee f2 d2|A2AA g2gg|fdfe d4|
A2AA d2AA|e2AA f2 d2|A2AA g2gg|fdfe d4|e4 f4|

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Tune 91 - Brighton Camp





AKA The Girl I Left Behind Me is a long-standing popular folk tune and song, dating to the late 18th or early 19th century.

X:63
T:Brighton Camp
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
gf|e2 dc B2 GG|B2 G2 E2 D2|G2 G2 GABc|d4 B2 gf|
e2 dc B2 GG|B2 G2 E2 G2|F2 D2 D2 EF|G4 G2:|
dc|B2 d2 e2 f2|g2 d2 BA G2|Bc d2 e2 f2|g4 f2 g2|
e2 dc B2 GG|B2 G2 E2 G2|F2 D2 D2 EF|G4 G2:

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Tune 90 - March Past





A fairly obviously Scottish tune but used by Eynsham Morris for the Figure of Eight.

X:292
T:March Past
M:4/4
R:
K:G
G4 G3 A | B2 A2 B d3 | G4 G3 A | B2 d2 A4 |
G4 G3 A | B2 A2 B d3 | g4 g3 f | g2 B2 A4 ||
B2 d2 d2 ef | g2 d2 e2 d2 | B2 d2 d2 ef |g2 B2 A4 |
B2 d2 d2 ef | g2 d2 e2 d2 | B2 d2 d2 ef | g3 f g2 A2 |

Monday, 26 November 2012

Tune 89 - Bonsoir Bebe





A Cajun style waltz by Rees Wesson.

X:60
T:Bonsoir Bebe
M:3/4
C:Rees Wesson
K:F#Min
c2 B2 A2 | F6 | AB cA Bc | BA F4 |
c2 B2 A2 | F6 | AB cA Bc | e6 :||
f2 e2 c2 | e3 B ce | f2 e2 c2 | c3 B ce |
f2 e2 c2 | B2 A2 B2 | c2 B2 A2 | F6 :||

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Tune 88 - Hard Times




A song by Stephen Foster. It was published in New York by Firth, Pond & Co. in 1854.


X:185
T:Hard Times
M:4/4
K:D
D2 E2|F4 F2 E2|F2 A4 F2|E2 D2 D2 E2|F4
B3 B|A4 F4|E2 D2 F3 E|D8|D4
D2 E2|F4 F2 E2|F2 A4 F2|E2 D2 D2 E2|F4
B4|A4 F4|E2 D2 F2 E2|D8|D4
F2 G2|A6 A2|A4 ^G2 A2|B8|A8|
d4 A4|B4 A4|F2 F2 E2 D2|E4
D2 E2|F4 F2 E2|F2 A4 F2|E2 D2 D2 E2|F4
B4|A4 F4|E2 D2 F2 E2|D8 D4||

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Tune 87 - Fanny Frail




Fanny Frail is the tune used for the Evesham stick dance a morris dance in the Welsh Border Tradition.

X:1
T:Fanny Frail
M:C
L:1/8
K:D
F2A2 G2B2 | A2de f2d2 | g2f2 e2d2 | c2B2 ABAG |
F2A2 G2B2 | A2de f2d2 | gfed cABc | d2 d2 d4 ||
e2AA e2AA | g2f2 ecAA| g2f2 e2d2 | c2B2 ABAG |
F2A2 G2B2 | A2de f2 d2 | gfed cABc | d2 d2 d4 ||

Friday, 23 November 2012

Tune 86 - Blaydon Races





A famous Geordie folk song written in the 19th century by Geordie Ridley.


X:1
T:Bladon Races
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D|G>GG>G G>GG>G|A>AA>A B2G2|c>cc>c B>BB>B|A>BA>G F2D2|
G>GG>G G>GG>G|A>AA>A B2GB|c>cc>c Bc d2|d>cB>A G2G2:|
d3B G3G|A>AA>A B>BG>B|c>cc>c B>BB>B|A>BA>G F2D2|
G>GG>G G>GG>G|A>AA>A B2GB|c>cc>c Bc d2|d>cB>A G2G2:


Thursday, 22 November 2012

Tune 85 - Camptown Races





A minstrel song by Stephen Foster (1826–1864).

X:76
T:Camptown Races
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
d2d2B2d2|e2d2B4|B2A6|B2A6|
d2d2B2d2|e2d2B4|A2A2B2A2|G8:||
G3G B2d2|g8|e3e g2e2|d8|
d2d2BB dd|e2d2B4|A2A2B2A2|G8:|

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Tune 84 - Cock o'the North





As a pipe tune this is the regimental march of the Gordon Highlanders, because the Duke of Gordon was so powerful in the North East of Scotland that he was known as the Cock of the North.

X:91
T:Cock of the North
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
dc|BcB BAG|Bcd e2 d|BcB BAG|A2A Adc|
BcB BAG|Bcd e2 d|BcB ABA|G3 -Gdc|
BcB BAG|d2 z e3|d2B BAG|A2A Adc|BcB BAG|
d2 z e3|d2B AGA|G3 def|| g2 d e2 d|g2 d e2 d|BcB BAG|A2A 
A2d|g2 d e2 d|g2 d e2 d|BcB AGA|G3 G2 d:|

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Tune 83 - Zuppa Inglese





An Italian style tune by Rees Wesson.

X:537
T: Zuppa Inglese
C: Rees Wesson
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K:G
GAG GAB| cBc cde| d2B GAB| A2G E2D|
GAG GAB| cBc cde| d2B GAB| A2A A3:|
gdB fdA| ecG dBG| cAF BGD| DFA GBd|
gdB fdA| ecG dBG| cAF BGD| DFA G3:|
A3 B3| c3 ^c3|[fd][fd][fd] [g2d2][fd]| [g2d2][fd] z3|
A3 B3| c3 ^c3|d2A F2A| D3 z3|
A3 B3| c3 ^c3|[fd][fd][fd] [g2d2][fd]| [g2d2][fd] z3|
A3 B3| [cG][cG][cG] [cG][cG][cG]|[cG][cG][cG] [cG][cG][cG]|[c2G2]z z3|

Monday, 19 November 2012

Tune 82 - Ka-Foo-Zalum





A British hop-step tune.

X:234
T:Ka-Foo-Zalum
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
d2 d>c B>c d2|A>Bc>B A>B c2|
d2 d>c B>c d2|G>AB>G A2G2:|
B>GD>G B2 B|c>AF>A c2 c2|
B>GD>G B2 B2|G>AB>G A2 G2|
B>GD>G B>G B2|c>AF>A c>A c2|
B>GD>G B>G B2|G>AB>G A2 G2|

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Tune 81 - Battle of the Somme





The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, took place during the First World War between 1 July and 18 November 1916. The tune was composed shortly after the battle by Pipe Major William Laurie of the 8th Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.


X:33
T:Battle of the Somme
M:9/8
L:1/8
K:G
d>c|BdB G3 GFG|AGE E3 D3|EGE D3 G3|BdB A3-A d>c|
BdB G3 GFG|AGE E3 D3|EGE D3 B3|ABA G3-G2:|
G|GFG A3 D3|AGA BdB G3|GAB c3 D3|BdB A3- A d>c|
BdB G3 GFG|AGE E3 D3|EGE D3 B3|ABA G3-G2:|]

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Tune 80 - Click Go the Shears





An Australian tune first published in 1946 in an article by Reverend Dr. Percy Jones.


X:88
T:Click Goes The Shears
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
B2 B>A G2 B>d|g2 g>f e4|d2 d>e d2 B>G|
A2 A>B A4|B2 B>A G2 B>d|g2 g>f e4|
a>g f>e d>c B>A|G2 g2 g4:||
a2 a>g f2 a2|g2 b2 g4|e2 e>f g2 f>e|
d>e d>B A4|B2 B>A G2 B>d|
g2 g>f e4|a>g f>e d>c B>A|G2 g2 g4:||

Friday, 16 November 2012

Tune 79 - Bumpus of Stretton





An Illmington morris dance tune.

X:68
T:Bumpus of Stretton
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
D|GFE D2 B|c2 B A2 D|GAB AGE|D3 G2:||
G|GBd d2 d|ege d2 d|GBd dcd|e2 f g3|
GBd d2 d|ege d2 d|GAB AGE|D3 G2:||

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Tune 78 - Plane Tree





Undine Hornby is believed to be the author of the Plane Tree, but it's very close to Mominette, the schottische version written by Maxou Heintzen in 1981.

X:369
T:Plane Tree
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Em
EGB EGB|cBA B3|cde dcB|AGA B2 E|
EGB EGB|cBA B3|cde dcB|AGF E3:||
efg f2e|ded B3|cde dcB|AGA B2 E|
efg f2e|ded B3|cde dcB|AGF E3:||

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Tune 77 - Down the Road





An English tune I got from the Flowers and Frolic's, Bees on Horseback LP.

X:124
T:Down The Road
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
G2 G2 GABG|A2 G2 G2 Bc|d2 Bc d2 g2|e2 e2 d4|
e2 e2 d4|e2 e2 d4|e2 e2 dBGA|B2 A2 AcBA|
G2 G2 GABG|A2 G2 G2 Bc|d2 Bc d2 g2|e2 e2 d4|
e2 e2 d4|e2 e2 d4|G2 G2 FGAF|G2 D2 E2 F2||
G3 E D3 E|G2 G2 GABG|G2 G2 GABG|A2 F2 D4|
A3 F D3 F|A2 A2 ABcA|A2 A2 ABcA|B2 A2 G4|
B3 c d2 d2|c2 B2 A2 G2|F2 D2 c2 A2|F4 D4|
E2 E2 D4|E2 E2 D4|G2 G2 FGAF|G2 D2 E2 F2||

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Tune 76 - Sir John Fenwick




A Northumbrian pipe tune in memory of Sir John Fenwick, 3rd Baronet (1645 - 97) an English Jacobite conspirator

X:439
T:Sir John Fenwick
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
G3 ABc|d2 e2 g2|d2 e2 g2|edcBAG|A3 Bcd|
e2 e2 g2|e2 e2 g2|e4 d2|G3 ABc|
d2 e2 g2|d2 e2 g2|edcBAG|c2 dcBA|
B2 cBAG|A2 B2 d2|e4 d2:|
|:g2 G2 B2|g2 G2 B2|g2 G2 g2|
edcBAG|a2 A2 c2|a2 A2 c2|a2 A2 a2|
e4 d2|g2 G2 B2|g2 G2 B2|g2 G2 g2|
edcBAG|c2 dcBA|B2 cBAG|A2 B2 d2|e4 d2:|