Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Tune 374 - Iron Legs




A tune noted down by nineteenth-century Cumberland fiddle player, William Irwin.
And a Happy and Prosperous New Year to all my followers.

X:249 
T:Iron Legs 
M:4/4 
L:1/8 
K:D
AG|F2 AF E2 AG| FGEF D2 A2| B2 c2 d2 ed| cdcB A3 G|
F2 AF E2 AG| FGEF D2 A2| Bcde fedc| d2 d2 d2:||
G2| fgfg efef| fgfg efef| dede cdcd| dede cdcd|
BcBc ABAB| BcBc A3 A| Bcde fedc| d2 d2 d2:||

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Tune 373 - Elizabeth Clare





A waltz by Chris Woods, played in F on a C/F Erica.

X:145
T:Elizabeth Clare
C:Chris Wood
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:F
C FG|A3 B AF|G2 A3 G|F2 D2 C2|C3 C FG|
A2 c2 d2|c2 A2 F2|c2 B2 A2|G3 C FG|
A3 B AF|G2 A3 G|F2 D2 C2|C3 C FG|
A2 c2 d2|c2 B2 A2|G2 F2 E2|F3 G Ac||
d2 c3 A|B2 A3 B|c2 B2 A2|G3 F GA|
B3 B cB|A3 A BA|G2 F2 D2|C3 C FG|
A3 B AF|G2 A3 G|F2 D2 C2|C3 C FG|
A2 c2 d2|c2 B2 A2|G2 F2 E2|F3||

Monday, 28 October 2013

Tune 372 - Nina Wara



A pan pipe tune from the Andes! I got the tune from Mike Minchin the previous box player in my band.

X:372
T:Nina Wara
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Em
P:2A (BC)2 2A
P:A
BAG EGA|BGe d2z|ece ged|BAG B2z|
BAG EGA|BGe d2z|ged dBG|BAG E3|
BAG EGA|BGe d2z|ece ged|BAG B2z|
BAG EGA|BGe d2z|ged dBG|BAG E3||
P:B
Bdd ded|B2 A G3|egg gag|e2 d B3|
Bdd ded|B2 A G3|EGA BAG|E3- E2z:|
P:C
BAG d3|BAG E3|egg gag|e2 d B3|
BAG d3|BAG E3|EGA BAG|E3- E2z:|

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Tune 371 - Stottycake Polka





A tune by Andy Turner that I got from his playing on a Magpie Lane CD.

X:523 
T:Stottycake Polka 
C:Andy Turner 
M:4/4 
K:G 
g2 d2 B3 A|GABc d2 d2|GABc d2Bd|c2 AB cdef| 
g2 d2 B3 A|GABc d2 Bd|c2 cc B2 BB|A2 dd e2 f2| 
g2 d2 B3 A|GABc d2 d2|GABc d2Bd|c2 AB cdef| 
g2 d2 B3 A|GABc d2 Bd|c2 cc B2 BB|A2 AA A4|| 
G2 Bc d2 d2|GABc d2 d2|A2 cd e3 f|g2 e2 e2 d2| 
G2 Bc d2 d2|GABc d2 dd|g2 g2 f2 ff|e8| 
G2 Bc d2 d2|GABc d2 d2|A2 cd e3 f|g2 e2 e2 d2| 
G2 Bc d2 d2|GABc d2 dd|g2 g2 f2 ff|e8||

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Tune 370 - American Patrol





A tune written by Frank White Meachum in 1885 and made famous by Glen Miller. Played on my Bb/Eb Erica.

X:1 
T:American Patrol 
M:4/4 
L:1/8 
C:Frank White Meachum 
K:G 
D2|G2 G2 GFGA|B2 B2 BABc|d2 d2 d^cdg|d4 z2 B2| 
c2 cB A2 c2|B2 BA G2 B2|A2 E2 F2 G2|ABcB ADEF | 
G2 G2 GFGA|B2 B2 BABc|d2 d2 d^cdg|d4 z2 G2| 
e2 d2 c2 B2|A2 G2 F2 G2|A2 Bc B2 A2|G2 DEFG AB|| 
c2 c2 c2 c2|cB c3 ^c|d2 d2 dcBc|d6 B2| 
c2 c2 c2 c2|cB c3 ^c|d2 d2 dcBc|d6 d2| 
e2 e2 g3 e|d2 de dc B2|c2 c2 F3 c|B2 Bc BA G2| 
e2 e2 g3 e|d2 de dc B2|c2 c2 F2 A2|G6||

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Tune 369 - Marmalade Polka



A tune I learned after hearing it during Whitby Folk Week.

X:369
T:Marmalade Polka
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2|G2 G2 GABc|dd d2 d2 ed|cc c2 c2 dc|BB B2 B3 A|
G2 G2 GABc|dd d2 d2 ed|c2 AA A2 F2|A2 G2 G2:|
d2|e2 d2 B2 G2|G2 F2 F4|e2 d2 c2 A2|A2 G2 G2 Bd|
g2 g2 g2 ag|f2 e2 e3 e|d2 Bd cAFG|A2 G2 G2:|

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Tune 368 - Paddy Carrey's




A tune that can be found in both England and Ireland and notated in many manuscripts.

X:405
T:Paddy Carrey's M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
D2G GFG|B2G GFG|E2A A2B|cAG FED|
D2G GFG|B2G G2z|FED DEF|GAB A2G:|
G2B c2e|d2e dBG|G2B c2e|dBG A2z|
G2B c2e|d2e dBG|G3BAG|[1FDF G2z:|[2FDF G2B||
c2A AGA|B2G GFG|F2G A2B|c2A F2D|
c2A AGA|B2G GFG|FED DEF|GAB A2G:|

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Tune 367 - Eynsham Poacher



A morris dance/song tune from Eynsham.

X:1836 
T:Eynsham Poacher 
M:6/8 
K:G 
D | BzB Bcd | GzG G2A | BzB Bcd | AzA A2B | 
czd edc | B2c d2B | A2B A2G | F2E D3 || 
BGG G3 | cAA A3 | Bcd edc | BcA G3 | 
BGG G3 | cAA A3 | Bcd edc | BcA G2 || 
w:Three Eynsham lads went out one day 
w:To Lord Abingdon's Manor they made their way 
w:They took their dogs to seek some game 
w:And soon to Wytham Woods they came 
w:Laddie-i-o 
w:Laddie-i-o 
w:Three jolly young fellows as ever did go 
w:Laddie-i-o 
w:Laddie-i-o 
w:Three jolly young fellows as ever did go

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Tune 366 - Waiting for the Federals



An American Old Time tune.

X:567
T:Waiting for the Federals
M:4/4
K:G
B4 B2 AB|d2 B2 A2 G2|B4 d2 B2|ABAG E2 D2|
B4 B2 AB|d2 B2 A2 G2|ABAG E2 F2|G4 G2 D2|
B4 B2 AB|d2 B2 A2 G2|B4 d2 B2|ABAG E2 D2|
B4 B2 AB|d2 B2 A2 G2|ABAG E2 F2|G4 G2 Bd||
g4 gage|d2 B2 A2 G2|g4 gfga|b2 e2 e2 f2|
gaba g2 ge|dged BA G2|ABAG E2 F2|G4 G2 Bd|
g4 gage|d2 B2 A2 G2|g4 gfga|b2 e2 e2 f2|
gaba g2 ge|dged BA G2|ABAG E2 F2| G4 G4||

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Well That's That Then!

Well that's the year up then. The project has been, in equal proportions, FUN, Educational, and a PITA. The first 200 odd tunes were easy and in my commonly played repertoire, the next 100 in my "I know it to play along" or "I know it, but don't know its name" section and the last 60 odd I have had to learn and that has been a struggle. The more observant amongst you may have noticed of late that instead of my happy cheerful smile to camera I have taken to staring down to the right, well that's where my music was.

Why did I keep going? Well I kept meeting people at sessions, festivals, etc who I'd never seen before who would sidle up and say "Your Lester aren't you?" and "Thank you so much for the blog". A prime example being a chat I had with a passing whistle player in a coffee shop in Whitby, he said "I know you from somewhere" and it turned out he had been learning John of Paris and found my video on YouTube. These chats made it all worthwhile and I feel I have done my bit for new players, people searching for tunes, etc.

For the sad data people out there, like me :) I have had ~56,000 page hits on the blog and my YouTube channel has had ~80,000 views in the year. 

I shall be carrying on posting tunes as I learn new ones but very much more intermittently. For starters I have returned from a very enjoyable Whitby Folk Week with a list of 25 tunes to learn.

Thanks to all my readers for their kind words and encouragement!

LB 

Tune 365 - Bicycle Pump Polka



Don't try this at home kids!  

A melodeon wrecking tune by Jan-Anders Andersson.

X:52
T:Bicycle Pump Polka
C:Jan-Anders Andersson
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
d2 BG D2 G2|z8|c2 AF D2 F2|z8|
d2 BG D2 G2|z8|c2 AF D2 F2|z8:||
d2 BG DGBd|c2 AA A2 A2|c2 AF E2 F2|G2 B2 d4|
d2 BG DGBd|c2 AA A2 A2|c2 AF E2 F2|G2 G2 G4:||

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Tune 364 - A Left Turn at Albuquerque




A tune I learned at a workshop in Whitby from its composer Matt Quinn. He taught a selection of interesting chords, I have played it on a one row :-)

X:4 
T:A Left Turn at Albuquerque 
C:Matt Quinn 
L:1/8 
M:4/4 
K:G 
g2 gf d2 BB|cd e2 d2 BB|cd e2 d2 BB|c2 A2 A4| 
g2 gf d2 BB|cd e2 d2 BB|cd e2 d2 Ac|B2 A2 G4:| 
A2 AB c2 d2|g2 a2 g3 d|e2 d2 c2 Bc|d2 B2 A4| 
g2 gf d2 BB|cd e2 d2 BB|cd e2 d2 Ac|B2 A2 G4:|

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Tune 363 - Cuckolds all a Row



A tune for the dance of the same name from the first edition of Playford's English Dancing Master (1651).

X:105 
T:Cuckolds all a Row 
M:6/8 
L:1/8 
K:G 
a2a a2g|f2g a2d|e2e fef|g6| 
a2a a2g|f2g a2d|e2e fef|g3-g2B:|| 
cdc BAB|A2A fef|g2d ed2|B3 GAB| 
cdc BAB|A2A fef|g2d ed2|B3 G3:||

Monday, 26 August 2013

Tune 362 - One More Dance and Then



A tune I got, along with everybody else, from a New Victory Band LP.

X:380
T:One More Dance and Then
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
Bc|d3 e d2 B2|g4 B2 c2|d3 e d2 B2|c2 A4 Bc|
d3 e d2 B2|g2 f2 e2 d2|e2 d2 c2 B2|B4 A2:|
AB|c2 A2 f2 A2|a2 c2 B2 A2|B2 G2 d2 B2|g2 B2 A2 G2|
a3 g f2 e2|d3 c B2 A2|G3 c B2 A2|G6:|

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Tune 361 - Lunch at the Pub



A cracking tune by Pete Lockwood of the Cock and Bull Band.

X:305
T:Lunch at the Pub
C:Pete Lockwood
M:4/4
K:D
DEFG A2 d2 | =c2 BA GA B2 | A2 F2 DE F2 | G2 E2 E2 FE |
DEFG A2 d2 | =c2 BA GA B2 | A2 F2 DE F2 | G2 E2 D2 FE :||
D2 d4 d2 | =c2 c2 B2 G2 | D2 d4 d2 | =c2 c2 B4 |
D2 d4 d2 | =c2 BA GA B2 | A2 F2 DE F2 | G2 E2 D4 :||

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Tune 360 - Nae Luck Aboot the Hoose



A Scottish hornpipe.

X:347
T:Nae Luck Aboot the Hoose
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
d|g>e d>B c>d e>f|g>e d>B A3 d|
g>e d>B c>d e>g|d>c B>A G3:|
A|B2 B>G c2 c>A|B2 B>G A3 d|
B>B B>G c>d e>g|d>c B>A G3:|

Friday, 23 August 2013

Tune 359 - My Love She's But A Lassie Yet



Tune for a Scottish song by Robbie Burns.

X:346
T:My Love She's But A Lassie Yet
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GF|G2G,2B,2D2|G2G,2G,2GF|G2G,2B,2D2|A2A,2A,2GF|
G2G,2B,2D2|E2c2B2A2|GFED E2F2|G2G,2G,2:|
Bc|d2B2c2A2|B2G2G2Bc|d2B2c2d2|e2A2A2Bc|
d2B2c2A2|B2G2A2F2|GFED E2F2|G2G,2G,2:|

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Tune 358 - Banbury Bill - Bampton



A morris dance tune from Bampton.

X:35 
T:Banbury Bill 
M:4/4 
L:1/8 
K:G 
G2 A2 B2 G2|c2 d2 e4|A2 B2 c2 dc|B2 c2 d4| 
d2 G2 B2 d2|g2 a2 b4|c'2 a2 e2 f2|g4 g4:| 
g3 a b2 g2|f2 g2 a4|e2 f2 g2 ag|f2 e2 d4| 
g2 G2 G4|Bc d2 d4|ef g2 fg a2|g4 g4:|

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Tune 357 - Herbert Mallet's



Melodeon player Herbert Mallett, who lived for much of his life in the north Norfolk village of Aldborough, was in many respects the archetypal traditional musician; a village performer who played for his community.

X:201
T:Herbert Mallet
M:6/8
K:G
d2 D d2 e|d2 B G2 D|E2 G A2 G|F2 E D3|
d2 D d2 e|d2 B G2 D|EFG A2 F|G3 G3:||
B2 A GFE|D2 B, D2 D|G2 D G2 B|A3 A3|
B2 A GFE|D2 B, D2 D|EFG A2 F|G3 G3:||

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Tune 356 - Dr Fauster's Tumblers



I first heard this on a Brass Monkey CD.

X:129 
T:Dr Fausters Tumblers 
M:4/4 
L:1/8 
K:G 
D2|G2 D2 G2 A2|B2 G2 B2 c2|d4 c2 B2|AGAB A2 D2| 
G2 D2 G2 A2|B2 G2 B2 c2|d4 c2 B2|A6:|| 
d2|d2 cd B2 d2|d2 cd B2 d2|g2 f2 e2 a2|f2 ef d2 d2| 
d2 cd B2 B2|B2 AB G2 G2|B2 G2 A2 F2|G6:||

Monday, 19 August 2013

Tune 355 - Lincolnshire Poacher



The earliest printed version of this song tune appeared in York about 1775.

X:1
T:Lincolnshire Poacher
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
D|G2 GG-F E|D2- C B,2 D|G2 G A2 F|G3- G z D|
G2 A B2 c|d2- B G2 A|B2 BB-A G|A3- A z D|
G2 A B2 c|d2- B G2 A|B2 BB-A G|A3 B2 A|
G2 G GFE|D2 C B,2 D/2D/2|G2 G A2 F|G3- G z||

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Tune 354 - Bobbing a Joe - Wheatley



A morris dance tune from Wheatley.

X:1
T:Bobbing-a-Joe - Wheatley
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
BcB d2e|dcB AFD|BcB d2e|d3 AG2:|
Bde A3|Bde A3|BcB d2e|d3 AG2:|

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Tune 353 - Milley's Bequest - Lichfield



A morris dance tune from Lichfield.

X:324
T:Milley's Bequest - Lichfield
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
G2 GA B2 G2|E2 cc c4|D2 DE F2 c2|B4 A4|
G2 GA B2 G2|E2 cc c4|D2 DE F2 GA|A4 G4||
d2 dd c2 c2|BcdB A4|d2 dd c2 cc|B4 A4|
G2 GA B2 G2|E2 cc c4|D2 DE F2 GA|A4 G4||

Friday, 16 August 2013

Tune 352 - Flowing Bowl - Adderbury



A morris dance tune from Adderbury.

X:11
T:Flowing Bowl - Adderbury
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
BA|G2 D2 B,2 D2|G2 G2 G2 G2|A2 A2 A2 A2|B4 G2:|
z2|B3 B B2 d2|d2 c2 c4|A3 A A2 c2|c2 B2 B4|
B3 B B2 d2|d2 c2 e3 d|B2 G2 A2 F2|G4 G2||

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Tune 351 - Jockey to the Fair - Ducklington



A morris dance tune from Ducklington.

X:244
T:Jockey to the Fair - Ducklington
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
D|G2 A B2 c|d2 g d2 c|BdB GAB|c2 B A2 D|
G2 A B2 c|d2 gd2 g|fed Ad^c|d3 d2||
d|g2 g d2 d|cdc B2 d|g2 g d2 d|cdc B2 d|
e2 f gfe|d2 cBcd|edc B2 A|GBG E2 F|G2 G GBd|
e3 d2 g|edc B2 A|GBG E2 F|G2 g BcA|G3 G2||
D|G3 A3|B3 c3|d3 g3|d3 c3|BdB GFG|AcB A2 D|
G3 A3|B3 c3|d3 g3|d3 g3|fed Ad^c|d3 d2||

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Tune 350 - When the Saints Go Marching In



Originally this was an American gospel hymn.

X:558
T:When the Saints Go Marching In
M:C
L:1/4
K:G
z GBc|d4|z GBc|d4|z GBc|
d2B2|G2B2|A4|z BBA|
G4|B2d2|dc3|z2 Bc|
d2B2|G2 A2|G4|z|]

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Tune 349 - Mount Hills



First published in the 1701 edition of Playford’s Dancing Master.

X:334
T:Mount Hills
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
G2d2 B2B2|ABAG F2D2|G2d2 B2B2|d2 cB A4|
G2d2 B2B2|ABAG F2D2|G2 FE c2 BA|F2F2 G4:|
F3 G A2B2|c2B2 A2 GF|G2E2 c2d2|B4 A4|
dedc B2B2|G2G2 E2B2|c2 BA GFGA|A4 G4:|

Monday, 12 August 2013

Tune 348 - Varsovienna



I know nothing about this tune.

X:538
T:Varsovienna
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
d2 g2 f2|A3 GAB|c2 e2 d2|B4 BB|
B2 A2 B2|c3 Bcd|e2 d2 B2|G3 ABc|
d2 g2 f2|A3 GAB|c2 e2 d2|B4 BB|
B2 A2 B2|c3 Bcd|e2 d2 F2|G4 DG||
B2 B2 DG|B2 B2 DG|B2 c2 B2|A4 DF|
A2 A2 DF|A2 A2 DF|A2 B2 A2|G4 DG|
B2 B2 DG|B2 B2 DG|B2 c2 B2|A4 DF|
A2 A2 DF|A2 A2 DF|A2 B2 A2|G3 ABc||

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Tune 347 - Spirit of the Dance



I know nothing about this tune.

X:484
T:Spirit of the Dance
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
G2 D E2 D|G2 D E2 D|GAB c2 B|ABG FED|
G2 D E2 D|G2 D E2 D|GAB cde|cAF G3:|
DGB c3|B3 A3|ABc d2 e|c2 d B3|
GAB c3|B3 A3|ABc B2 c|B2 A G3:|

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Tune 346 - Tip Top Hornpipe



First heard by me on a Brass Monkey CD as the 'tune that goes with the Primrose Polka".

X:346 T:Tip Top Hornpipe M:4/4 K:G Bc B2 dcdB|c2 e2 ed e2|AG A2 cBcA|Bcde d4| Bc B2 dcdB|c2 e2 ed e2|d2 F2 FcBA|G2 G2 G4:|| [K:D]A2 FG A2 Bc|d2 d2 f4|g2 e2 ed e2|f2 d2 dc d2| A2 FG A2 Bc|d2 d2 f4|g2 e2 egfe|d2 d2 d4:||

Friday, 9 August 2013

Tune 345 - Inisheer



An Irish air written by Thomas Walsh on a trip to Inisheer, one of the Aran Islands.

X:228
T:Inisheer
C:Thomas Walsh
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2|B3 A Bd|B4 D2|E3 B AB|D4 D2|
B3 A Bd|B4 d2|G3 B A/2G/2F|G4 D2|
B3 A Bd|B4 D2|E3B AB|D4 D2|
B3 A Bd|B4 d2|G3 B A/2G/2F|G3||
A Bd|e3 f ed|B4 d2|gf ed Bd|e4 Bd|
e3 f ed|B4 d2|E3 B A/2G/2F|G3|
A Bd|e3 f ed|B4 d2|gf ed Bd|e4 Bd|
e3 f ed|B4 d2|E3 B AB|G4||

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Tune 344 - Dance to Your Daddy



Tune for is a traditional English folk song, originating in Northumberland.

X:344 
T:Dance To Your Daddy 
M:3/4 
L:1/8 
K:G 
g2 ge dB|Aa ag fd|g2 ge dB|dg gf g2| 
g2 ge dB|Aa ag fd|g2 ge dB|dg gf g2|| 
b2 ba bd'|a2 ag fa|b2 ba bd'|dg gf g2| 
b2 ba bd'|a2 ag fa|b2 ba bd'|dg gf g2||

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Tune 343 - Elsey's Waltz



A Northumbrian waltz composed by Archie Dagg (1899 -1991), a shepherd and fiddler.

X:134
T:Elsey's Waltz
C: Archie Dagg
L:1/8
K:G
dc|B3A B2|G2B2d2|e2c2g2|d4c'2|
b3a g2|g2f2g2|g2d2b2|a4dc|
B3A B2|G2B2d2|e2c2g2|d4c'2|
b3a g2|d2e2f2|g6|g4||
d2|b3c' ba|g2a2b2|c'2e2c'2|b4d2|
b3c' ba|g2f2g2|g2d2b2|a4dc|
B3A B2|G2B2d2|e2c2g2|d4c'2| b3a g2|d2e2f2|g6|g4||

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Tune 342 - Fox and Geese




I know nothing about this tune.

X:155
T:Fox and Geese
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
G2d dcB|A2B c3|BAG GAB|A2G FED|
G2d dcB|A2B c3|BAG c2B|AGF G3:|
F2G AFD|F2G ABc|d2B d2B|dBG dBG|
F2G AFD|F2G ABc|dBG c2B|AGF G3:|

Monday, 5 August 2013

Tune 341 - Rosin the Beau



A 19th century song tune - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Rosin_the_Beau

X:428
T:Rosin the Beau
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
G2 G BGB|d2 d efg|dBG GAG|E3 E2 D|
G2 G BGB|d2 d efg|dBG ABA|1 G3- G2 D:|2 G4 Bc||
d2 d dBd|e2 f gfe|dBG GAG|E3- E2 D|
G2 G BGB|d2 d efg|dBG ABA|G4 Bc:||

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Tune 340 - Old Wife Of Coverdale



A jig used for several Yorkshire Longsword dances.

X:368 
T:Old Wife Of Coverdale 
M:9/8 
L:1/8 
K:Emin 
EFE G2B BAG|FEF D2F FED| 
EFE G2B BAG|FEF DEF E3:| 
edc BAG F3|d3 F3 d3| 
edc BAG F2F|DEF E3 E3:|

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Tune 339 - Robertsons



A tune by the Shetland fiddler Tom Anderson.

X:420
T:Robertsons
C:Tom Anderson
M:4/4
K:G
GA|B2AB d2BA|GAGE D2GA|B2AB dBGB|A6 GA|
B2AB d2BA|GAGE D2GA|BABd AGAd|G6:|
Bc|d2Bd g2fg|edBd d2Bc|d2Bd g2fg|e6 de|
g2G2 G2BA|GAGE D2GA|BABd AGAd|G6:|

Friday, 2 August 2013

Tune 338 - Rufty Tufty



A tune from Playford's Complete Dancing Master 1651.

X:432
T:Rufty Tufty
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:G
d4 d2 e2|f4 e2 f2|g2 g2 f3 e|d8|
d4 d2 e2|f4 e2 f2|g2 g2 f3 e|d6||
ef|g2 f2 e2 d2|d2 c2 B3 c|d2 d2 c2 B2|A4 G2 ef|
g2 f2 e2 d2|d2 c2 B3 c|d2 d2 c2 B2|A4 G4||
B3 c d2 d2|e2 c2 d4|B3 c d2 d2|
e2 c2 d2 Bc|d2 d2 c2 B2|A4 G4:||

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Tune 337 - Jacks Alive



I know nothing about this tune.

X:234
T:Jack's Alive
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
D|G2 G GAB|A2 A ABc|d2 B c2 A|B2 G AFD|
G2 G GAB|A2 A ABc|dBG cAF|G3-G2:||
d|g2 g gag|f2 f fgf|e2 d efg|a2 g fed| g2 g gag|f2 f fgf|efg fga|g3-g2 d|
g2 g gag|f2 f fgf|e2 d efg|a2 g fe
d|g2 d Bcd|e2 c ABc|dcB AGF|G3-G2||

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Tune 336 - La Russe



First heard by me on Kicking Up Sawdust LP.

X:265
T:La Russe
M:4/4
K:G
G2BB B2dd|d2g2 g2fg|a2g2 e2c2|e2d2 dcBA|
G2BB B2dd|d2g2 g2fg|e2d2 c3F|A2G2 G4:||
K:D
A2d2 d2cB|A2a2 a2f2|g3f g2e2|fgag f2d2|
A2d2 d2cB|A2a2 a2f2|g3f g2e2|d4d4||

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Tune 335 - L'Inconnu de Limoise



A French mazurka written by Maxou Heintzen possibly not played as a mazurka :(

X:261
T:L'Inconnu de Limoise
M:9/8
K:G
D G2 A|B3 -B2 G c2 A|B3 -B2 B c2 d|c3 -c2 B A2 G|D3 -D2 D G2 A|
B3 -B2 G c2 A|B3 -B2 B c2 d|c3 -c2 B A2 G|A3 -A2||
B c2 d|e3 g2 f e2 f|d3 -d2 c B2 A|G2 F G2 B A2 G|
D6 G2 F|E3 -E2 F G2 A|G3 F3 E3|F3 -F2 G A2 B|A3 -A2||

Monday, 29 July 2013

Tune 334 - Just as the Tide Was a'Flowing



Tune for a song, probably from the singing of Harry Cox in Norfolk, which has escaped into the morris dancing world as a dance tune.

X:1
T:Just as the Tide Was Flowing
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:G
D2|G2 G2 E3 D|G2 G2 A2 GA|BAGA BAGA|BAGF E2 D2|
G2 G2 E3 D|G2 G2 A2 GA|BABd cBAG|E2 F2 G2:||
Bc|d2 d2 d2 Bc|d2 d2 d2 e2|d2 B2 BAGA|BAGF E2 D2|
G2 G2 E3 D|G2 G2 A2 GA|BABd cBAG|E2 F2 G2:||

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Tune 333 - Manchester (Rickett's) Hornpipe



A hornpipe also known as Rickett's Hornpipe.

X:307
T:Manchester Hornpipe (aka Rickett's)
M:4/4
K:G
B>A|G>FG>D B,>DG>B|A>GF>E D2 c2|B>cd>B c>BA>G|A>GF>E D2 B>A|
G>FG>D B,>DG>B|A>GF>E D2 c2|B>cd>B e>cA>F|G2 B2 G2:||
B>c|d>Bd>B G2c>d|e>ce>c A2 B>c|d>Bd>B e>dc>B|A>GF>E D2 B>A|
G>FG>D B,>DG>B|A>GF>E D2 c2|B>cd>B e>cA>F|G2 B2 G2:|