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:|

Monday, 12 November 2012

Tune 75 - Bonny Kate




An English Ceilidh favourite usually paired with Harper's Frolic.

X:59
T:Bonny Kate
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
d2 e2 f2|g3 f g3 f|g2 d2 d2 B2|cd e2 dedc|B2 G2 G2 Ac|
B2 G2 G2 AB|c2 A2 A2 c2|Bc d2 c2 B2|1 A2:|2 A6||
Ac|B2 G2 G2 AB|c2 A2 d2 B2|e2 c2 c2 e2|f4 e2 f2|
g3 f g2 e2|d2 ef g2 B2|cd e2 dedc|1 B2 G2 G2:|2 B2||

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Tune 74 - Buffaloo Gals





Buffalo Gals is a traditional American song, written and published as Lubly Fan in 1844 by the blackface minstrel John Hodges, who performed as Cool White.

X:66
T:Buffalo Gals
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:G
G>A Bc|ed B>B|dc A>A|ed B>G|
G>A Bc|ed B>g|f/e/d/c/BA|G2 G2:||
gf ef|ed d>e|dc c>d|cB B>g|
gf ef|ed d>g|f/e/d/c/BA|G2 G2:|

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Tune 73 - Argiers




A French traditional tune who's claim to 15 minutes of fame was it was recorded by Mike Oldfield on his album, Ommadawn.

X:18
T:Argiers
M:4/4
K:G
GABc A3 G|F2 D2 D4|d2 A2 d3 c|B2 G2 G4|
GABc A3 G|F2 D2 D2 D2|EF G2 FG A2|G4 G4:|
FG A2 FG A2|d2 A2 d2 A2|FG A2 FG A2|d2 A2 d4|
d2 cB c2 dc|B2 AG A2 D2|EF G2 FG A2|G4 G4:||

Friday, 9 November 2012

Tune 72 - Donkey Riding




It is generally agreed that 'Donkey Riding' is a reference to operating Donkey Engine, a machine used when working with heavy loads, such as stowing timber on the deck.

X:120
T:Donkey Riding
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:G
G>A BB|cA B2|BA AG/2A/2|BAA2|
G>A BB|cA B2|BA dd|G2G2:|
eg dB|cd B2|BA AG/2A/2|BAA2|
eg dB|cd B2|BA dd|G2G2:|

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Tune 71 - Twin Sisters





A Newfoundland tune that has been taken to the heart of morris dancing as the tune for the Stick Dance from Upton on Severn


X:23
T:Upton on Severn Stick Dance
M:6/8
K:G
d|dBB BAG|AGA BGE|DGG GBd|edB A2d|
dBB BAG|AGA BGE|DGG G2B|AGA G2||
G|GBd g2d|edc BAG|GBd g2d|edB A2G|
GBd g2d|edc Bcd|ege dBG|AGA G2:|

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Tune 70 - En Avant Blonde





A French E Minor Waltz which also appears on a New Victory Band record as a Cajun Waltz

X:13
T:En Avant Blonde
M:3/4
K:Em
E2 G2 A2|B4 B2|D2 F2 G2|A4 A2|
A2 G2 F2|E4 G2|F4 D2|E6:||
B2 BAGA|B2 G2 E2|A2 AGFG|A2 F2 D2|
B2 BAGA|B2 G2 E2|A2 F2 D2|E6:||

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Tune 69 - Harpers Frolic





This tune appears in Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances. Vol 3 ca 1773. Usually paired up with Bonny Kate.

X:186
T:Harper's Frolic
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
AG|F2 AG D2 AG|F2 AG D2 dd|c2 d2 e2 c2|dcde f2 AG|
F2 AG D2 AG|F2 AG D2 dd|c2 d2 e2 c2|d4 d2:|
e2|f4 de f2|g2 g2 eg e2|f4 de f2|edcB A2 de|
f2 f2 de f2|g2 g2 eg e2|fedf e2 c2|d4 d2:|

Monday, 5 November 2012

Tune 68 - Lumpy Custard





A mazurka with many names, possibly French, known by me for many years as Lumpy Custard.


X:281
T:Lumpy Custard
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2 GF G2|D2 BA B2|cB AG FG|AG FE D2|
D2 GF G2|D2 BA B2|cB AG FA|1 A2 G2 z2:|2 A2 G2 Bc||
d2 de dc|B2 G2 AB|c2 cd cB|A4 Bc|d2 de dc|B2 G2 AB|
cB AG FA|1 A2 G2 Bc:|2 A2 G2 z2||

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Tune 67 - Hunting the Hare - Jig





A traditional, possibly, Welsh tune. Played here as a jig. See yesterday as a reel.

X:205
T:Hunting the Hare Jig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
g2 G Bcd|eag fed|g2 G Bcd|eaf g3|
g2 G Bcd|eag fed|g2 G Bcd|eaf g2 a||
bag bag|bag bag|afg afg|ac'b agf|
g2 G Bcd|eag fed|g2 G Bcd|eaf g3||

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Tune 66 - Hunting the Hare - Reel





A traditional, possibly, Welsh tune. Played here as a reel. See tomorrow as a jig.


X:204
T:Hunting the Hare
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
g2 G2 B>c d2|e2 a>g f>d e>f|g2 G2 B>c d2|
e2 a>f g4|g2 G2 B>c d2|e2 a>g f>d e>f|
g2 G2 B>c d2|e2 a>f g3||
a|b>a g>a b>a g>a|b>a b>a b>a g2|
a2 f>g a2 f>g|c'2 b2 a2 (3def|g2 G2 B>c d2|
e2 a>g f>d e>f|g2 G2 B>c d2|e2 a>f g4||

Friday, 2 November 2012

Tune 65 - Bear Dance





A Flemish dance tune. Played in A Minor


X:36
T:Bear Dance
M:4/4
K:Am
eA A2 eA A2|cc Bc d2 cd|
ee dd cc B2|Ac BG A4:||
Ac Ac BG G2|Ac Ac d2 cd|
ee dd cc B2|Ac BG A4:||


Thursday, 1 November 2012

Tune 64 - Blue Bells of Scotland - Adderbury





A tune used for a morris dance from Adderbury. Originally a old Scottish folk song written by Dora Jordan an English actress and writer. First published in 1801.

X:5
T:Blue Bells of Scotland
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:G
|:d|g2 fe|d2 ef/g/|BB cA |G3||
d|BG Bd|gg eg|fd e^c|d2 ef|
g2 fe|d2 ef/g/|BB cA |G3||