Thursday, 31 January 2013

Tune 155 - Glorishears - Bledington




The Bledington leapfrog dance.

X:174 
T:Glorishears - Bledington 
M:2/2 
L:1/8 
K:G 
D2|G4 G2 A2|G4 D4|B2 c2 d2 e2|d4 d2 D2| 
G4 G2 A2|G4 D4|B2 c2 d2 e2|d4 d2 D2| 
G4 G2 A2|G4 G4|F2 G2 A2 B2| A4 A4|
GABA G2 dc|B2 A2 G4|| 
B2 B2 BcdB|c2 A2 A4|B2 BA G2 B2|AGFE D4| 
G2 FE D2 G2|A2 GF G2 A2|B2 AG F2 A2
||1 G4 G4:|2 G4 G2||

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Tune 154 - Bobby Shafto




This is the other tune that goes by this name.


X:55
T:Bobby Shaftoe
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:D
D2 FF E2 F2|D2 FF E2 F2|D2 B2 A2 F2|D2 F2 E4|
D2 FF E2 F2|D2 FF E2 F2|D2 B2 A2 F2|(3FGF E2 D4:|
|:d3 c d2 B2|A2 F2 D4|d3 c d2 F2|E6 A2|
d3 c d2 F2|A4 A3 G|F2 D2 E2 C2|D4 D4:||

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Tune 153 - Old Mother Oxford - Stretton on Fosse




A morris dance tune for the dance of the same name from Stretton on Fosse. I learned both the dance and tune from John Cutting father of Andy.

X:363
T:Old Mother Oxford - Stretton on Fosse
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GABc d2 c2|B2 A2 G4|GABc d2 g2|f2 g2 a4|
g3 a b2 a2|g2 e2 d2 ef|g2 d2 c2 B2|A4 G4||
Bc d2 Bc d2|Bc de d2 cB|c2 e2 c2 e2|c2 e2 e3 f|
g3 a b2 a2|g2 e2 d2 ef|g2 d2 c2 B2|A4 G4||

Monday, 28 January 2013

Tune 152 - Garry Owen




The Garry Owen is an Irish tune for a quickstep dance. It was selected as a marching tune for British, Canadian, and American military formations, most notably Custer's 7th Cavalry. A well travelled tune that turns up in the morris dance repertoire as The Walk of the Tuppenny Postman.

X:170 
T:Garry Owen 
M:6/8 
L:1/8 
K:G 
g|edc BAG|BcB Bgf|edc BAG|ABA Agf| 
edc BAG|BcB B3|def gdB|ABA A:| 
Bc|d2B d2B|d2B dgf|e2 c e2 c|e2 c e2 f| 
g2 a b2 a|gfe d2d|def gdB|ABA A:|

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Tune 151 - He Played His Ukulele as the Ship Went Down



A novelty, comedy foxtrot from the early 1930s, written by Arthur Le Clerq and performed by Leslie Sorony.

X:198
T:He Played His Ukulele as the Ship went Down
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:G
dc|B2 d2 G2 B2|A2 c2 E2 AG|F2 A2 D2 F2|GFGA B2 dc|
B2 d2 G2 B2|A2 c2 E2 AB|cBAG FDEF|G2 G2 G2 dc|
B2 d2 G2 B2|A2 c2 E2 AG|F2 A2 D2 F2|GFGA B2 dc|
B2 d2 G2 B2|A2 c2 E2 AB|cBAG FDEF|G2 G2 G4||
E2 G2 B2 e2|c4 B4|E2 G2 B2 e2|^cB c2 d2 d=c|
B2 d2 G2 B2|A2 c2 E2 AB|cBAG FDEF|G2 G2 G4|
E2 G2 B2 e2|c4 B4|E2 G2 B2 e2|^cB c2 d2 d=c|
B2 d2 G2 B2|A2 c2 E2 AB|cBAG FDEF|G2 G2 G4||

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Tune 150 - Waltzing Matilda




Played this as it is Australia Day. Actually a Scottish tune called Craigielee, but now forever joined with the words written by Banjo Patterson in 1895.

X:2
T:Waltzing Matilda
M:4/4
K:G
L:1/8
B2 BB A2 A2|GABG EF G2|D2 GB d2 dd|d2 cB A2 GA|
B2 BB A2 A2|GABG EF G2|D2 GB d2 cB|A2 AA G4||
d2 dd d2 B2|g2 gg f2 e2|d2 dd e2 dd|d2 cB A2 GA|
B2 BB A2 A2|GABG EF G2|D2 GB d2 cB|A2 AA G4||

Friday, 25 January 2013

Tune 149 - Young Collins - Bledington




A morris dance tune from Bledington. The first tune in this project starting with a Y :)

X:557 
T:Young Collins - Bledington 
M:2/2 
L:1/8 
K:G 
GABc d2 d2|c2 e2 A2 Bc|d2 d2 e2 dc|B2 A2 G4:|| 
E2 D2 EF G2|A2 A2 G3 A|B2 A2 Bc d2|e2 e2 d4| 
GABc d2 d2|c2 e2 A2 Bc|d2 d2 e2 dc|B2 A2 G4:||

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Tune 148 - Black Joke - Adderbury




aka Black Joak - This version of a very old tune was transcribed in the early part of the twentieth century by Cecil Sharp from the playing of John Mason of Stow-on-the-Wold and is used for the stick dance from Adderbury.

X:47 
T:Black Joke - Adderbury 
M:6/8 
L:1/8 
K:G 
D|DGG GFG|AcB AGF|GAB dcB|
AcB AGF|G3 E3|DEF G2:|| 
B|d2 d d2 d|ede d2 B|d2 d d2 d|ede d2 c|
B2 B BAG| AcB AGF|AB dcB|
AcB AGF|G3 E3|DEF G2||

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Tune 147 - Ganivelle




A tune by Frédéric Paris.

X:166
T:Ganivelle
C:Frédéric Paris
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:G
GA|B3 d A2 GA|B2 G2 G2 AB|cBcd edcB|A3 B A2 GA|
B3 d A2 GA|B2 G2 G2 AB|cBcd edcB|A6:|
d2|e3 d c2 Bc|d2 G2 G2 cd|e3 d c2 Bc|d3 e d2 cd|
e3 d c2 Bc|d2 G2 G2 AB|cBcd edcB|A6:|

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Tune 146 - Rigs of Marlow




The English name for the tune called the Rakes of Mallow in Ireland, don't know which is the original.

X:414
T:Rigs of Marlow
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
G2B2 G2B2|G2B2 cBAG|F2A2 F2A2|F2A2 dcBA|
G2B2 G2B2|G2B2 d4|cBAG FGAc|B2G2 G4:|
g2fe d2c2|B2c2 d4|g2fe d2c2|B2c2 A4|
g2fe d2c2|B2c2 d4|cBAG FGAc|B2G2 G4:|

Monday, 21 January 2013

Tune 145 - Alexandra Park




A Scottish tune that was published in Kerr's Merry Melodies in the 1870's. One of the many tunes I am indebted to Susan Bell for.

X:11
T:Alexandra Park
M:2/2 
L:1/8 
K:G 
d2BG d2BG|cdef agfe| 
d2BG d2BG|ABcB ABc^c| 
d2BG d2BG|cdef agfe| 
dgfe dcBA|G2B2 G4:|| 
A2FD B2GE|c2AF d3d| 
edcB cBAG|AGFE D4| 
A2FD B2GE|c2AF d3d| 
edcB cBAG|ADFA G4:|

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Tune 144 - A Little Cup of Coffee and a Little More Tea




Another tune from the Katie Howson 1 Row workshop.

X:3
T:A Little Cup of Coffee and a Little More Tea
M:4/4
K:D
D>E F>B A>A (3Bcc|d2 F2 A3 A|B2 E2 G>F G>B|A2 D2 F3 E|
D>E F>B A>A (3Bcc|d2 F2 A3 A|B2 E2 G>F G>E|D2 F2 D4:|
d2 F2 A2 D2|C>D E>F G4|B2 E2 G2 E2|D>G F>B A4|
d2 F2 A2 D2|C>D E>F G4|B2 E2 G2 E>E|D2 F2 D4:|

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Tune 143 - Lucy Farr's Barn Dance






A tune I learned in the cellar of a pub in Vienna, from Stoney Steiner.

X:293
T:Lucy Farr's
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
(3ABc|d2 d2 d2 d2|d>ef>d (3BcB A2|f2 f2 f2 f2|f>ga>f e4|
f>ga>f d2 d2|d>ef>d (3BcB A2|A>Bd>e f>aa>f|e2 d2 d4:||
f>ga>f d2 d2|d>ef>d (3BcB A2|A>Bd>e f>aa>f|f2 e2 e4|
f>ga>f d2 d2|d>ef>d (3BcB A2|A>Bd>e f>aa>f|e2 d2 d4:||

Friday, 18 January 2013

Tune 142 - Uncle Bernard's Polka




A favourite of the English session scene.

X:521
T:Uncle Bernard's Polka
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
D2E2F2G2|A2 AB AG F2|G2 GA GF E2|F2 FG F2E2|
D2E2F2G2|A2 AB A2d2|cBAG F2E2|1D2z2E4:|2 D2z2A4||
d2d2c2B2|A2 AB AG F2|G2 GA GF E2|F2 FG F2A2|
d2d2c2B2|A2 AB A2 d2|cBAG F2E2|1D2z2 A4:|2 D2z2 E4||

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Tune 141 - Rope Waltz




A waltz from the Orkneys

X:419
T:Rope Waltz
M:3/4
L:1/4
K:D
AG|:F>G A/2F/2|D2d|c>d e/2c/2|A2 G|
F>G A/2F/2|D2F|E>F G/F/|E A G|F>G A/2F/2|
D2d|c>d e/2c/2|A2 ^G/=G/|F>E D|EG C|
D>E F/2E/2|1DAG:|2Dde|:
f2e|d2 c|dcB|A2 f|g2f|
e2d|c>d e/2c/2|Ade|f2e|d2 c|
dcB|A2 G|F>E D|EG C|
D>E F/2E/2|1Dde:|2D3|

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Tune 140 - Britannia Two Step




I have no recollection of where I got this tune and can find no information on t'internet. None the less a very good tune.

X:67
T:Britannia Two Step
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:D
F2F FED|A2A A2F|G2G GFE|B2B B3|
c2c c2d|e2d cBA|d2c d2e|fed cBA|
F2F FED|A2A A2F|G2G GFE|B2B B2c|
d3 dcB|A3 AGF|EFG ABc|dAB cde||
f3 f3|fed A3|dcd e2d|c3 B3| g3 g3|gfe B3|c2c c2d|e2d cBA|
f3 f3|fed A3|dcd e2d|c3 B3|
g3 gfe|d3 dcB|A3 c3|d3-d3||

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Tune 139 - Seamo's Polka





Collected from the playing of Oscar Woods, hence its alternate title of Oscar Woods' Polka

X:440
T:Seamo's Polka
M:C
L:1/8
K:D
A2 dA B2 cB|A2 dA B2 cB|Acdf edcB|Acdf edcB|
A2 dA B2 cB|A2 dA B2 cB|Acdf e2 cA|B2 c2 d4:||
c2 d2 e2 c2|B2 A2 d2 e2|f6 d2|A2 f2 g3 f|
f2 e2 B4|g2 f2 e2 d2|c6 B2|A2 dd d2 A2|
B2 ee e2 c>B|A2 d2 d2 e2|f6 d2|A2 d>a g3 f|
f2 e2 B4|e2 AA B2 c2|d8|

Monday, 14 January 2013

Tune 138 - Old Danish Schottiche




Another tune from the Katie Howson 1 Row workshop.

X:359
T:Old Danish Schottische
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
D>E F>C D2 A,2|E>A G>F E4|C>F E>D C>B, A,2|D2 D>B, A,4|
D>E F>C D2 A,2|E>A G>F E4|C>F E>D C>B, A,2|D2 A,2 D4||
B2 G2 B3 G|A2 F2 A3 A|G>F E>D C>B, A,2|D>E F>G A4|
B2 G2 B3 G|A2 F2 A3 A|G>F E>D C>B, A,2|D2 F2 D4||

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Tune 137 - The Sloe




Cecil Sharpe collected this tune from John Mason of Stow, Gloucestershire, in 1909.

X:461
T:Sloe
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
A2|d2 A2 d2 e2|f3 e d2 c2|B2 A2 BcdB|A2 G2 F2 A2|
d2 A2 d2 e2|f3 e d2 c2|B2 A2 B2 c2|d4 d2||
A2|(3BcB A2 F2 A2|(3BcB A2 F2 dd|d2 cc c2 BB|B2 A2 A2 dd|
d2 c2 c2 ee|e2 d2 d2 f2|f2 e2 B2 c2|d4 d2|

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Tune 136 - Greengrocer's March




A tune I got from a Katie Howson 1 Row workshop at Melodeons at Witney.

X:185
T:Greengrocers March
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
AB A2 FG F2|D>D ED CD G2|GA G>F EF E2|A2 cB AG F2|
AB A2 FG F2|D>D ED CD B2|GB B>G FA A2|Ad cB GE DA,||
DF|A2 A3 B AB|A2 F3 F GF|E2 E3 G FE|DA/2B/2-B/2A/2F DA, DF|
A2 A3 BAB|A2 F3 F GF|E2 E3 G FE|DA/2B/2-B/2A/2F D2 D|

Friday, 11 January 2013

Tune 135 - Oats, Peas, Beans





A favourite of the English Ceilidh scene when a 48 bar jig is needed.


X:353
T:Oats Peas Beans
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
|:B2B B2B|AGA G2 G|F2G A2F|G2A B2G|
B2B B2B|AGA GAB|c2B A2G|1FEF G3:|2FEF G2||
[K:D]
|:G|ABA F2 D|G2 B A3|ABA F2 D|G2 B A3|
d2 d c2 c|B2 B A2 A|G2 G F2 F|1EFE D2:|2 EFE D3||
[K:G]
|:d2d d2d|cBc B2 B|A2B c2A|B2c d2B|
d2d d2d|cBc Bcd|e2d c2B|AGF G3:||

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Tune 134 - Knifes Edge




A Belgian tune I got from a Geckoe's CD.


X:256
T:Knifes Edge
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:G
G3 A B2 A2|G2 A2 B2 GB|d2 B2 G2 B2|AGAB A2 A2|
G3 A B2 A2|G2 A2 B2 GB|d2 B2 G2 B2|A4 G4:||
d2 ef g2 fe|d2 e2 e2 d2|d2 ef g2 fe|d2 c2 B3 c|
d2 d2 e3 d|c2 B2 A2 Bc|d2 B2 G2 B2|A4 G4:||

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Tune 133 - Le Saut du Lapin (Rabbit Stew)





A Quebecois tune called Le Saut du Lapin but know in the UK as Rabbit Stew.


X:402
T:Le Saut du Lapin
T:Rabbit Stew
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K:G
|:B3A GFGB|dBGB A4|ABcB ABcd|edef (3efe d2|
B3A GFGB|dBGB A4|ABcB ABcd|e2 f2 g4:|
|:gdBc d2 ef|gdBc d4|dDDd DDdD |edef (3efe d2|
gdBc d2 ef|gdBc d4|dDDd DDdd|e2 f2 g4:|

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Tune 132 - Glorishears - Field Town





A morris dance tune from Field Town in Oxfordshire. Said to be named in celebration of 40 'Glorious Years' of the reign of Queen Victoria.


X:173
T:Glorishear - Field Town
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
d/2c/2|BAG GFG|ABA D2 G|ABA Adc|BcA GAB|
cde def|def g2 f|edc BcA|GAG G3||
e2 d dAB|cdc cAB|cde edc|GAG FED|
G2 g gfg|G2 g g2 f|edc BcA|GAG G3||
[L:1/16]
e6 d6|d3 A3 B6|c3 d3 c6|c3 A3 B6|
c3 d3 e6|e3 d3 c6|G3 A3 G6|F3 E3 D6|
G6 g6|g3 f3 g6|G6 g6|g8-g2 f2|[L:1/8]edc BcA|GAG G2||

Monday, 7 January 2013

Tune 131 - Constant Billy - Adderbury




One of a family of morris dance tunes with this name, this particular one comes from Adderbury in Oxfordshire.


X:96
T:Constant Billy - Adderbury
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D|G2 d BGB|c2 A F2 D|BAG E2 D|1 DEF G2:|2 DEF G3||
Bcd e3|ABc d3|Bcd e3|ABc def|
g2 d BGB|c2 A F2 D|BAG E2 D|DEF G3||

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Tune 130 - Emma




A Traditional Finnish Waltz.


X:136
T:Emma
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:Em
B2 B cBA|G2 E2 G2|B2 B cBA|G2 E2 G2|
F4 G2|A2 G2 F2|E3 FGA|B6|
B2 B cBA|G2 E2 G2|B2 B cBA|G2 E2 G2|
F4 G2|A2 G2 F2|E3 F GF|E2-E2 c2||
e3 eee|e2 d2 c2|B3 c Bc|B2 A2 G2|
F4 G2|A2 G2 F2|E3 F GA|B2-B2 c2|
e3 eee|e2 d2 c2|B3 c Bc|B2 A2 G2|
F4 G2|A2 G2 F2|E3 F GF|E6||

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Tune 129 - Sussex Carol




This tune was discovered and written down by Cecil Sharp in Buckland, Gloucestershire and Ralph Vaughan Williams, who heard it being sung by a Harriet Verrall of Monk's Gate, near Horsham, Sussex.


X:486
T:Sussex Carol
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
d |: d2B c2d | BAG A2F | G2G ABc | B2A G3 :|
A3 A2G | ABc dcB | A3- A3 |[M:9/8] d3 e3 d3 |
[M:6/8] c2B AGA | G3 z3 |]

Friday, 4 January 2013

Tune 128 - Angels from the Realms of Glory




A French carol tune called Gloria


X: 16
T:Angels, from the Realms of Glory
T: Gloria
L: 1/4
K:G
B B B d | d3/2 c/ BG | B A B d | B3/2 A/ G2 |
B B B d | d3/2 c/ BG | B A B d | B3/2 A/ G2 |
d2 e/d/c/B/ | c2 d/c/B/A/ | B2 c/B/A/G/ |A3/2 D/ D2 |
G A B c | B2 A2 | d2 e/d/c/B/ | c2 d/c/B/A/ |
B2 c/B/A/G/ | A3/2 D/ D2 | G A B c | B2 A2 | G2|]

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Tune 127 - Little Drummer Boy




Originally known as Carol of the Drum this is a popular Christmas song written by the American classical music composer and teacher Katherine Kennicott Davis in 1941.


X:1
T:Little Drummer Boy
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
D6 E2 | F4 F2 F2 | GF G2 F4- | F8 |
z2 D2 D2 E2 | F2 F2 F2 F2 | GF G2 F4- | F8 |
z2 E2 F2 G2 | A2 A2 A2 B2 | AG F2 E4- | E8 |
z2 E2 F2 G2 | A2 A2 A2 B2 | _cB A2 G4 | BA G2 F4 |
AG F2 E4- | E8 | D6 E2 | F2 F2 F2 F2 |
GF G2 F4- | F8 | ED E2 D4- | D8 |

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Tune 126 - Hark! the Herald Angel Sings





Hark! The Herald Angels Sing is a Christmas carol that first appeared in 1739 in the collection Hymns and Sacred Poems, having been written by Charles Wesley for a tune by Felix Mendelssohn



X:189
T:Hark The Herald Angels Sing
C:Felix Mendelssohn
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:G
D G G3/2 F/ | G B B A | d d d>c | B A B2 |
D G G3/2 F/ | G B B A| d A A>F | F E D2 |
d d d G | c B B A | d d d G | c  B  B A |
e e e  d | c B c2 | A B/c/ d>G | G A B2 |
e>e e  d | c B c2 | A B/c/ d>G | G A G2 |]