Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Tune 15 - Constant Billy






This is the non-traditional tune used by Thames Valley Morris Men for the dance Constant Billy from the village of Sherborne. The tune was penned by their late musician John Glaister. It is played here with only two B parts but it meeds 4 for the dance.

Played in A Minor on my Erica which I fitted with Cagnoni Italian Reeds, it is tuned dry and has no thirds in the chords.

X:93
T:Constant Billy - Sherborne
C:John Glaister
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Am
|: A2 e cAc | B2 d GAB |c2 A A2 G |A3 A3:||
|: ag^f edc | g^fe dcB | cde g^fe | dcB A3 :||

3 comments:

  1. Interesting similarities to Old Wife of Coverdale. See http://www.folktunefinder.com/tune/52350/ for example

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  2. Just what I was looking for Lester, KM danced out with TVMM last night and they danced this, lovely tune.

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