Sunday, 31 March 2013

Tune 214 - Soldier's Joy



An originally Scottish fiddle tune which turns up all around the world.

X:435
T:Soldier's Joy
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
FG|AFDF AFDF|A2 d2 d2 B2|AFDF AFDF|G2 E2 E2 FG|
AFDF AFDF|A2 d2 d2 g2|fafd egec|d2 f2 d2:||
e2|f2 f2 fagf|e2 e2 efge|f2 f2 fagf|edcB A2 e2|
f2 f2 fagf|e2 e2 efge|fafd egec|d2 f2 d2:||

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Tune 213 - Field Town Processional



The processional tune from the Field Town morris tradition.


X:1950
T:Fieldtown Processional
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:G
c|BA BG|AA A2|cB/2c/2 Ac|
BG G2|B/2c/2d ef|gd ec|BG AF|G2 G:|
g2 gf|fe e2|aa ag|fd d2|
gf gf|ed eg|fd e^c|d2 dc|
BA BG|AA A2|cB/2c/2 Ac|
BG G2|B/2c/2d ef|gd ec|BG AF|G2 G||

Friday, 29 March 2013

Tune 212 - Four Up




A fine border/molly dance tune by Barry Goodman.

X:137
T:Four Up
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Em
E2 EF G2 GA|BA GB-BA GB|AF AB AG FA|G2 F2 EFGF|
E2 EF G2 GA|BA GB-BA GB|AF AB AG FA|G2 F2 E4:||
cc cc-cB Ac|B2 Bc BA G2|A2 A2 AG F2|G2 A2 B4|
cc cc-cB Ac|B2 Bc BA G2|AA A2 AG F2|EFGF E4:|]

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Tune 211 - In the Toyshop



A tune I got from a chum Pete Thompson about which I know no more. Flowers and Frolics play a tune that is similar with the same name so this may be a 'folk processed' version of that tune.

Just received this from Martin Ellison via melodeon.net:
I think I'm safe in saying that this tune was introduced to the folk world by myself and concertina player, Roger Edwards, in the early-mid 1970s. We found it on an LP of fairground organ music, taught it to Flower & Frolics and many of our contemporaries and the rest, as they say, is history.
Your version shows signs of the natural evolution of tunes passed via the aural tradition but most definitely the same tune.


X:201
T:In the Toyshop
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
B2 c2 | d2 d2 g>fg>e | d4 B4 | d2 d2 e>^d e2 | d6 d2 |
d2 A2 A4 | d2 A2 A4 | c2 c2 B2 A2 | G4 B2 c2 |
d2 d2 g>fg>e | d4 B4 | d2 d2 e>^d e2 | d6 d2 |
d2 A2 A4 | d2 A2 A4 | c2 c2 B2 A2 | G4 ||
B2 d2 | e>^d e2 e>^d e2 | e>^d e2 e4 | d2 d2 d>c B>c | d4 B2 d2 |
e>^d e2 e>^d e2 | e>^d e2 e4 | d>d d2 e2 e2 | f4 B2 c2 |
d2 d2 g>fg>e | d4 B4 | d2 d2 e>^d e2 | d6 d2 |
d2 A2 A4 | d2 A2 A4 | c2 c2 B2 A2 | G4 ||

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Tune 210 - Old Joe Clark



Old Joe Clark is a folk song, a mountain ballad that was sung during World War I and later by soldiers from eastern Kentucky. Joe Clark was born in 1839, a mountaineer who was murdered in 1885.

X:331
T:Old Joe Clark
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:AMix
e2 f2 g2 f2|e2 d2 c4|e2 f2 g2 f2|e4 e4|
e2 f2 g2 f2|e2 d2 c4|ABcA B2 G2|A4 A4:|
A2 ABcB A2|e2 d2 c4|A2 ABcB A2|G4 G4|
A2 ABcB A2|e2 d2 c4|ABcA B2 G2|A4 A4:|

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Tune 209 - Room for the Cuckold - Bucknell



A morris dance tune from Bucknell

X:388 
T:Room for the Cuckold - Bucknell 
M:6/8 
L:1/8 
K:G 
GGG D2 D|EGe dBG|GGG D2 D|E2 A G3:|| 
B2 G B2 G|BGB A3|B2 G E2 E|AGF G3:||

Monday, 25 March 2013

Tune 208 - Jamaica



This is a country dance tune from the 4th Edition of Playford's Dancing Master (1670).

X:209 
T:Jamaica 
M:4/4 
L:1/8 
K:G 
G2 B2 B2 cd|e2 d2 e4|d2 B2 B2 AG|A4 G4| 
G2 B2 B2 cd|e2 d2 e4|d2 B2 B2 AG|A4 G4|| 
g2 g2 f2 ed|e2 e2 d4|g2 g2 fg a2|e4 d4| 
g2 g2 f2 ed|e2 e2 d2 B2|cd e2 d2 cB|A4 G4||

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Tune 207 - Swaggering Bonny - Kirtlington



A morris dance tune from Kirtlington

X:468
T:Swaggering Bonny - Kirtlington
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
d|BAG Bcd|efe d2 d|gfg eag|fef g2:||
g|afd afd|afd d2 B|cde efe|cAB c3| Bcd G3|cde A3|Bcd eag|fef g2:||
g|afd afd|afd d2 B|cde efe|cAB c3|
Bc d3|G3 G3|cd e3|A3 A3|Bcd eag|fef g2:|

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Tune 206 - Belgian Polka



A tune that I have had for years but can't remember where it came from.

X:41
T:Belgian Polka
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:G
B3 A G2 E2 | D2 E2 G4 | F2 G2 A4 | G2 A2 B4 |
B3 A G2 E2 | D2 E2 G4 | F2 G2 A2 F2 | G4 G4 :||
A2 AG F2 A2 | G2 A2 B4 | A2 AG F2 A2 | G2 E2 D4 |
A2 AG F2 A2 | G2 A2 B4 | A2 AG F2 A2 | G2 F2 G4 :||

Friday, 22 March 2013

Tune 205 - British Grenadiers



The Regimental Quick March of the Royal Artillery (since 1716), Corps of Royal Engineers (since 1787), the Honourable Artillery Company (since 1716), Grenadier Guards 'The First (later 'Grenadier') Regiment of Foot Guards' (since 1763), and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (since 1763).

X:1
T:British Grenadiers
M:2/4
L:1/16
K:GD2|G2D2 G2A2|B2cB A2Bc|d2G2 BAGF|G6:|| Bc|d3e d2c2|B3c d2d2|e2e2 dcBA|G4F3D|
G2FG A2GA|B2AB c2Bc|d2G2 BAGF|G6||

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Tune 204 - Winster Gallop



This tune was collected by Cecil Sharp at Winster in Derbyshire in 1911, where it is used for one of the distinctly different Winster Morris tradition.

X:204
T:Winster Gallop
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:G
G2B2 G2B2|G2B2 d4|A2c2 B2A2|G2B2 d4|
c2e2 f2e2|d2B2 d4|A3c B2A2|G4G4:|
g2f2 e2d2|g2f2 e2d2|g2f2 e2d2|c2B2 A4| f2e2 d4|f2e2 d4|d4A3c|B2A2 G4:|

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Tune 203 - Sbrando (Smarlon)



A traditional Italian dance tune I got from a Tiger Moth album. The is for a circle dance from the Piemont region. It is called Sbrando in real life but as Smarlon by Tiger Moth, do you see what they did there :)

X:203 
T:Sbrando ("Smarlon") 
M:6/8 
L:1/8 
K:D 
F2G|A2A ABA|F2F AGF|E2E GFE|F2D F2G| 
A2A ABA|F2F AGF|E2E GFE|D3:| 
EFE|D2D EDE|F2D EFE|DEF GFE|F2D F2G| 
A2A ABA|F2F AGF|E2E GFE|D3:| 
K:G 
DEF|G2G GAB|c2c cBA|d2d cBA|B2G DEF| 
G2G GAB|c2c cBA|d2d cBA|G3:|

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Tune 202 - Yankee Doddle



A well-known Anglo-American song, the origin of which dates back to the Seven Years' War. It is often sung patriotically in the United States today and is the state anthem of Connecticut.

X:202 
T:Yankee Doodle 
M:C| 
L:1/4 
K:G 
gg ab | gb ad | gg ab | g2 f2 | 
gg ab | c'b ag | fd ef | g2 g2 || 
e>f ed | ef g2 | d>e dc | B2 d2 | 
e>f ed | ef ge | dg fa | g2 g2 |]

Monday, 18 March 2013

Tune 201 - Planxty Irwin



Another Turlough O'Carolan tune.

X:201
T:Planxty Irwin
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:D
A2|d4c2|B2 c2d2|A4G2|F2 E2D2|G4E2|F2 G2A2|C4D2|E4A2|
d4c2|B2 c2d2|A4G2|F2 E2D2|G4E2|F2 G2A2|D4C2|D4:|
A2|d4d2|d2 c2d2|e2 f2e2|e2c2A2|f4f2|e2 f2d2|c2 d2B2|A2 B2c2|
d4c2|B2 c2d2|A4G2|F2 E2D2|G4E2|F2 G2A2|D4C2|D4:

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Tune 200 - Planxty Fanny Power



In celebration of St Patrick's Day here is a Turlough O'Carolan waltz.

X:200
T:Fanny Power
M:3/4
L:1/4
K:G
D|G2 D|G A B|c2 B|A2 G|
F2 E|D2 E|F2 G|A2 c|
B>A G|B c d|e2 A|A2 G|
F2 E|D E F|G3|G2:||
d|d B/c/ d|d B/c/ d|G>A G|G A B|
e c/d/ e|e c/d/ e|A2 A|
A2 c|B c d|ef g|fg a|d2 c|
B>A G|A c F|G>A G|G2:||

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Tune 199 - Tavern in the Town



Seems this was first recorded in 1883 in sheet music published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. of New York

X:199 
T:Tavern In The Town 
M:4/4 
L:1/8 
K:G 
d|d3 de d^c d|B2 d3/2 d/2 d3 d|d3 de d^c d| 
A2 d3/2 e/2d-cB-A|G2 B2 d2 g2|ag fg e4|
f3 ff de f| g2 g2 g2 dd|df ff fd cA|Gg gg gd BG|
Af ff fd ef| g2 e2 d3 d|d3 de d^c d|B2 d3/2 d/2 d3 B| 
d3 de d^c d|A2 d3/2 e/2d-cB-A|G2 B2 d2 g2| 
ag fg e4|f3 ff de f|g2 g2 g2||

Friday, 15 March 2013

Tune 198 - When Daylight Shines




A useful 48 bar jig, usually found in a pair with Oats, Peas, Beans

X:198 
T:When Daylight Shines 
M:6/8 
K:G 
d|gfe dcB|d2c A2B|cBc e2d|B3 GBd| 
gfe dcB|d2c A2B|cBc e2F|G3 -G2:| 
D|G2A B2c|d3 B2d|e2d c2d|B3 G2D| 
G2A B2c|d3 g2g|fed cBA|G3 -G2:| 
d|dcB BAG|F2A e2c|ded c2d|B3 GBd| 
dcB BAG|F2A e2c|d2B dcA|G3 -G2:|

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Tune 197 - Old Molly Oxford - Field Town




One of the long tunes from Field Town, more commonly known as Step Back.


X:197 
T:Old Molly Oxford - Field Town 
M:4/4 
L:1/8 
K:D 
d2 cd e2 f2|e2 dc Bc d2|c2 A2 B2 G2|A2 AG FG A2| 
d2 cd B2 AG|F2 A2 d4|F2 FD E2 C2|D4 D4|| 
AGFE D2 EF|G2 A2 B2 c2|dcBA G2 A2|Bcdf e2 ce| 
d2 Bd c2 A2|BGEF G2 B2|AGFE D2 EF|G4 G4||

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Tune 196 - Redesdale Hornpipe




A hornpipe written by James Hill - a Scottish musician resident in Northumberland.

X:378
T:Redesdale Hornpipe
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
(3def|g>d B>d G2 (3def|g>d B>d G2 A>B|
c>A F>A D>F A>c|e>d ^c>d B2 de/2f/2|
g>d B>d G2 (3def|g>d B>g G2 A>B|
c>A F>A D>F A>B|A2 G2 G2:||
G>A|B>G F>G D>G F>G|B>G F>G D2 A>B|
c>A F>A D>F A>c|e>d ^c>d B2 G>A|
B>G F>G D>G F>G|B>G F>G D2 A>B|
c>A F>A D>F A>B|A2 G2 G2:||

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Tune 195 - Lumps of Plum Pudding - Bledington



A morris jig tune from Bledington.
Lumps of plum pudding and pieces of pie,
Me mother she gave me for telling a lie;
She gave me so much I fear I shall die
From lumps of plum pudding and pieces of pie.



X:267
T:Lumps of Plum Pudding - Bledington
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
d|BAG gfg|ded G2 A|BAG GFG|ABA D2 c|
BAG gfg|def g3|dBG ABc|d2 B G2 z||
dfg dfg|d2 B GAB|cde cAB|cAA ABc|
def g3|def g3|dBG ABc|d2 B G3||
d2 c|B2 A G3|g2 f g3|d2 e d3|
G3 A3|B2 A G3|G2 F G3|A2 B A3|D2 c|
BAG gfg|def g3|dBG ABc|d2 B G3|

Monday, 11 March 2013

Tune 194 - Three Jolly Sheepskins



Another early dance tune for a dance which is based on the dance-game of the sheepskin hey, which seems to have been widespread in the Border morris area.

X:31 
T:Three Jolly Sheepskins 
M:4/4 
L:1/8 
K:G 
GABc dedB|AF D2 AF D2|GABc dedB|AF DF G4| 
GABc dedB|AF D2 AF D2|GABc dedB|AF DF G2|| 
dd|ef g2 ef g2|ef g2 a2 fe|d2 de d2 BG|AGAB G2 dd| 
ef g2 ef g2|ef g2 a2 fe|d2 de d2 BG|AGAB G4 |

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Tune 193 - Woodland Revels



A great ragtime tune I got from a Flowers and Frolics LP.

X:530
T:Woodland Revels
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
E3c B4|E3c B4|c2c2e2c2|B3 c BAGF|
E3c B4|E3c B4|A2A2B2^c2|d2A2F2D2|
E3c B4|E3c B4|c2c2e2c2|B4 B4|
c2c2B4|c2c2B4|B2Bc BA GF|E4D4||
GBde d4|GBde d4|G2B2c2B2|A2e2e4|
A3B c3 B|A3B c3 B|A2c2B2A2|G2e2d4|
GBde d4|GBde d4|G2B2c2B2|A2e2e4|
e2c2e2c2|d2B2d3 d|dc BA GF GA|B2d2g2fe||
d2d4ed|e2d2B2G2|E G2E G2A2|B4 B2 d2|
d2d4ed|e2d2B2G2|E A2E A2B2|A2F2E2D2|
d2d4ed|e2d2B2G2|E G2E G2A2|B4 B2d2|
e3 e3 fe|d2B2d4|e4f4|g8|

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Tune 192 - Jockey to the Fair - Brackley



Another morris dance tune, this one from Brackley.

X:1
T:Jockey to the Fair - Brackley
M:6/8
L:1/8 
K:G 
D|G2A B2c|d2g d2e|d2B G2G |ABc B2d| 
d2d efg|afd A2g|fedAB^c|d3 d2 || 
d|g2d g2d|cdc B2d|g2d g2d |cdc B2d| 
e2f gfg|edc B2d|edc B2A|G2F E2D|
G2G GBd|e2f g2D|G2B dcA |G3 G2 |

Friday, 8 March 2013

Tune 191 - Schottische a Virmoux



A traditional French Schottische.

X:409
T:Schottische a Virmoux
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:G
BdcB d3 B|cBcd e2 d2|dgdB c2 BA|BdBG A4|
BdcB d3 B|cBcd e2 d2|dgdB c2 BA|GdcB G4:|
g2 d2 g3 f|edef gage|d2 G2 d2 cB|ABcd edef|
g2 d2 g3 f|edef gage|d2 G2 d2 cB|ABcd G4:|

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Tune 190 - What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor




A shanty tune.
In celebration of 365 days with no alcohol what else could I play but this tune :)


X:190
T:What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor
M:C
L:1/8
K:Edor
B2BB B2BB|B2E2G2B2|A2AA A2AA|A2D2F2A2|
B2BB B2BB|B2c2d2e2|d2B2 A2F2|E4E2 z2||
B4 B3B|B2E2G2B2|A4 A3A|A2D2F2A2|
B4 B3B|B2c2d2e2|d2B2 A2F2|E4E2 z2||

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Tune 189 - Old Frog Dance - Oddington



A morris dance tune for The Old Frog Dance from Oddington aka Frog Hop.

X:329
T:Old Frog Dance - Oddington
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
d|BAG Bcd|efe d2 d|gfg eag|g3 d2||
c|BAG Bcd|efe d2 d|gfg eag|fef g2||
g|fga aba|afd def|g2 g gfe|ecc c3|
Bcd G3|cde A3|Bcd eag|fef g2||

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Tune 188 - Star of the County Down




Tune for the Irish ballad of the same name but also pops up in for other songs and in different time signatures. It was also the basis for Ralph Vaughan Williams' Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus.

X:449
T:Star of the County Down
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:Em
B2|E4 E2|E3 D E2|G4 G2|A4 GA|B3 A G2|E3 E3|D6-|D2 G2 F2|
E4 E2|E3 D E2|G4 G2|A4 GA|B3 A G2|E4 E2|E6-|E4||
B2|d4 B2|B3 A G2|A4 A2|A4 GA|B3 A G2|E3 E3|D6-|D2 G2 F2|
E4 E2|E3 D E2|G4 G2|A4 GA|B3 A G2|E4 E2|E6-|E4|]

Monday, 4 March 2013

Tune 187 - Golden Slippers




American tune written by James A. Bland in 1879.

X:158
T:Golden Slippers
L:1/8
K:G
GA|:B2 B2 BAGA|B2 B2 B2 GA|B2 B2 c3 B|B2 A2 A2 FG|
A2 A2 AGFG|A2 A2 A2 FG|A2 c2 B2 A2|A2 G6:||
D6 G2|B2 A2 G2 F2|E6 G2|c2 B2 A2 G2|
F3 D F2 G2|A2 A2 A2 D2|G2 D2 G2 A2|B8|
D6 G2|B2 A2 G2 F2|E6 G2|c2 B2 A2 G2|
F3 D F2 G2|A2 A2 A2 c2|B3 c B2 A2|G8||

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Tune 186 - Oh! Susannah



A minstrel song by Stephen Foster first published in 1848.

X:334
T:Oh, Suzannah
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GA|B2 d2 d3 e|d2 B2 G3 A|B2 B2 A2 G2|A6 GA|
B2 d2 d3 e|d2 B2 G3 A|B2 B2 A2 A2|1 G4-G2:|2 G4-G4||
c4 c4|e2 e4 e2|d2 d2 B2 G2|A6 GA|
B2 d2 d3 e|d2 B2 G3 A|B2 B2 A2 A2|1 G4-G4:|2 G4-G2||

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Tune 185 - Sir Sidney Smith's March



A Northumbrian Pipe tune named for Sir William Sidney Smith (1764-1840) who was a British admiral and naval hero during the Napoleonic Wars.

Apologies for the poor video quality, camera was on the wrong setting, but as this was take 100 it had to do :)

X:438
T:Sir Sidney Smith
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
Bc|d2dd d2d2|e2d2 c2B2|dcBc A2dc|BcAB G2dc|
BdBd AdAd|GdGd GFGA|Bcde d2^c2|d6:||
AG|FDFA dABc|B6 dc|BGBd gdef|e6 g2|
egeg dgdg|cgcg BgBg|egeg dgdg|cgcg BgBg|
e2d2 c2 B2|e2d2 c2 B2|e2d2 c2 B2|B4 A2 Bc|
d2dd d2d2|e2d2 c2B2|dcBc A2dc|BcAB G2dc|
BdBd AdAd|GdGd FdFd|EdEd FdFd|GdGd AdAd|
EdEd FdFd|GdGd AdAd|cedc B2A2|G6||

Friday, 1 March 2013

Tune 184 - Calon Lan



In celebration of St David's Day this a Welsh tune by John Hughes (1872–1914).

X:73
T:Calon Lan
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
DG|B3G AB|G2D2EF|G3E cB|B2A2DG|
B3G AB|G2E2GF/E/|D3G GF|G4||
B>G|d3B AG|G2F2A>B|c3c BA|
B4DD|E3E FF|G2A2GA|B3G A/G/F|G4||