Friday, 31 May 2013

Tune 275 - Ring o'Bells - Lichfield



A morris dance tune from Lichfield.

X:1
T:Ring o'Bells
M:2/4
K:G
B4 A4|G2 c2 B4|A2 G2 F2 G2|B4 A4|
B4 A4|G2 c2 B4|A2 d2 d2 ^c2|d8||
d4 c4|B2 g2 e4|d4 c4|B2 g2 e4|
d2 G2 c4|B2 F2 G2 c2|B4 A3 G| G8||

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Tune 274 - Railway Hotel



A tune from Unanderra, New South Wales south coast, Australia.

X:398
T:Railway Hotel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2|G2AG F2GF|E2FE D2EF|G2G2 AGF2|G4 -G2:|
B2B2 BAG2|AGAB A2GA|B2B2 BAGF|E4 z2 EF|
G2AG F2GF|E2FE D2EF|G2G2 AGF2|G4 -G2||

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Tune 273 - Twenty-Ninth of May - Headington




What other tune could I play on the 29th May other than this Headington morris tune

X:1
T:29th of May
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
DG|B2B2 BcdB|c2A2 A2Bc|dedB cdcA|B2G2 G2 :|
gf|e2d2 d2GA|B2B2 B2gf|e2d2 c2B2|AGFE D2DG|
B2B2 BcdB|c2A2 A2Bc|dedB cdcA|B2G2 G2 :|

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Tune 272 - Bonny Green Garters - Bampton




The two tunes commonly used for the dance Bonny Green Garters from Bampton 'The traditional Morris Man's Farewell Dance' but to be correct the first tune is from Bampton and the second in fact from Headington.

X:63
T:Bonny Green Garters - Bampton
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:D
A|dcd AFA|BAB ABc|dcd efg|faf ede|
dcd AFA|BAB ABc|dcd efg|f3 d2||
K:G
d|dcB AGF|GAB cde|ded dcB|1 B3 A2:|2 A3 G2||
d|dcB AGF|G3 A2 d|dcB AGF|G3 A2 d|dcB AGF|
GAB cde|ded dcB|A3 G2||


Monday, 27 May 2013

Tune 271 - All in a Garden Green



A Playford tune.

X:12
T:All in a Garden Green
M:C
L:1/8
K:G
d4 d2 d2|B2 -Bc d2 d2|e2 d2 c2 B2|A6 B2|
c3 d ef g2|G2 -GA Bc d2|c2 B2 AGAB|G6:|
d2 dd d2 d2|e2 f2 g4|B2 BB B2 G2|A2 B2 c4|
B3 A GA B2|c3 B AB c2|d3 c Bc d2|e3 d cdBc|
A2 G2 G2 F2|G6:|

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Tune 270 - The Buffoon - Adderbury



A morris dance tune from Adderbury.

X:1
T:Buffoon
M:2/2
K:G
L:1/8
G3 A BAGA|B2 d2 d4|G3 A BAGA|B2 A2 A4|
G3 A BAGA |B2 d2 d4|c2 B2 A2 dc|B2 G2 G4||
e3 f e2 d2|e2 G2 G4|e3 f e2 d2|e2 G2 G4|
e3 f e2 d2|c3 d c2 B2|d2 cB A2 d2|B2 G2 G4||

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Tune 269 - Laudnum Bunches - Headington



A morris dance tune from Headington.

X:1 
T:Laudnum Bunches - Headington 
M:6/8 
L:1/8 
K:G 
d|Bcd efg|age d2c|Bcd efg|b2a g2:| 
d|BAG BdB|ABG A2G/A/|BdB AGA|BGe d2c| 
Bcd efg|age d2c|Bcd efg|b2a g2|| 
d|BAG BdB|[M:9/8]ABG A3 G2A|[M:6/8]Bd-d B3|A3 G2A| 
[M:9/8]BG-G e3 d2c|[M:6/8]Bcd efg|afe d2c|Bcd efg |b2a g2||

Friday, 24 May 2013

Tune 268 - Nickelodeon



Tune for Music, Music, Music which contains the refrain 'Put another nickel in, in the Nickelodeon.'

X:341
T:Nickelodeon
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:G
de de|d<e d2|Bc Bc|B<c B2|
AB AB|A<B AB|AG AG|A G3:|
e2 A2|-AB cA|d2 G2|-GABG|
FGAB|c<de2|dedB|c<dc2|
de de|d<e d2|Bc Bc|B<c B2|
AB AB|A<B AB|AG AG|A G3|

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Tune 266 - Peat Fire Flame



A Scottish tune I've know for years from the song of the same name by the Corries.

X:379 
T:Peat Fire Flame 
M:2/4 
L:1/8 
K:Em 
E>F GF|ED B2|BA AG/2A/2|BA A2| 
E>F GF|ED B2|GEFD|E2 E2:| 
G>A B g/2f/2|ed B2|BA A G/2A/2| 
BA A2|G>A B g/2f/2|ed B2|GE FD|E2 E2:|

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Tune 265 - Ash Grove



The Ash Grove (Llwyn Onn) is a traditional Welsh folk song whose melody has been set to numerous sets of lyrics.


X:23
T:Ash Grove
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2 | G2 B2 dc | B2 G2 G2 | A2 cB AG | F2 D2 D2 |
G2 BA GF | E2 C2 E2 | D2 G2 F2 | G4 :|
Bc |d2 Bc de | d2 c2 B2 | c2 AB cd | c2 B2 A2 |
B2 GA Bc | B2 A2 G2 | F2 d2 ^c2 | d4 D2 |
G2 B2 dc | B2 G2 G2 | A2 cB AG | F2 D2 D2 |
G2 BA GF | E2 C2 E2 | D2 G2 F2 | G4 |]

Monday, 20 May 2013

Tune 264 - Francie Mooney’s Mazurka No.2




A mazurka from Francie Mooney a fiddler from County Donegal.


X:154 T:Francie Mooney’s Mazurka #2 M:3/4 L:1/8 K:G GA|B2BAGE|DB, D2B,D|EC E2CE| DB, D2GA|B2BAGE|DB, D2B,D|E2F2D2|G4:|| GA|B2B2dB|cB c2AF|A2A2dc|BA B2GA| B2B2dB|cB c2DF|A2AcBA|G4:|

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Tune 263 - Francie Mooney’s Mazurka No.1




A mazurka from Francie Mooney a fiddler from County Donegal.

X:153 
T:Francie Mooney’s Mazurka #1 
M:3/4 
L:1/8 
K:G 
GB|dB d2gf|ec e2ag|fe f2ed|B2B2GB| 
dB d2gf|ec e2ag|fe f2ed|g2g2:|| 
bc'|d'b g2d2|f2e2ab|c'a f2d2|ef d2bc'| 
d'b g2d2|f2e2ab|c'afdef|g2g2:|

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Tune 262 - Dearest Dickie - Field Town



A morris dance tune from Field Town.

X:1475
T:Dearest Dicky - Field Town
M:6/8
K:G
D|G2 G BAB|cBc def|gfg edc|BAG FED|
G2 G BAB|cBc def|gfg AB^c|d3 d2:|
B/2c/2|dGB cde|cAB cBc|dGB cde|
cAB c2 d|e2 d eaf|g3 gfe|dcB AGF|GAG G2||
B/2c/2|dGB cde|cAB cBc|dGB cde|cAB c2 d|(2ed e3|
(2ea f3|(2ga g3|(2gf e3|(2dc B3|(2AG F3|(2GA G3|G3-G2|

Friday, 17 May 2013

Tune 261 - Grandfather's Clock



The tune for a song written in 1876 by Henry Clay Work, the author of Marching Through Georgia.

X:179 
T:Grandfather's Clock 
M:4/4 
L:1/8 
K:G 
DD|G2 FG A2 GA|B2 cB E2 AA|G2 GG F2 EF|G6:| 
Bc|d2 BA G2 FG|AGFE D2 Bc|d2 BA G2 FG|A6 DD| 
G z3 A z3|B/BB/ cB E2 AA|G4 F4|G6|] DD|
G2 DD EE D2|B,2 D2 B,2 D2|G2 DD EE G2|
B,2 D2 B,2 D2| G z3 A z3|B/BB/ cB E2 AA|G4 F4|G6|]

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Tune 260 - Perfect Cure



The Perfect Cure is often thought of as a quintessential Norfolk tune, one of several jigs collected in the county that were played for the Long Dance. For more info go to
http://www.eatmt.org.uk/tracing_tunes.htm


X:367
T:Perfect Cure
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
Bcd G2 g|f2 e d2 c|Bcd G2 B|A3-A dc|
Bcd G2 g|f2 e d2 c|Bcd def|g z2 d2 c|
Bcd G2 g|f2 e d2 c|Bcd G2 B|A3-A dc|
Bcd G2 g|f2 e d2 c|Bcd def|gde fga||
bag a2 g|f2 e d2 a|bag f2 g|a3-a d'c'|
bag a2 g|f2 e d2 c|Bcd def|gde fga|
bag a2 g|f2 e d2 a|bag f2 g|a3-a d'c'|
bag a2 g|f2 e d2 c|Bcd def|g z2 d2 c||


Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Tune 259 - Trumpet Hornpipe



The Captain Pugwash theme music, not one of my favourites so sorry for the rendition :(


X:504
T:Trumpet Hornpipe
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
|:D4|(3G2G2G2 G4|(3G2G2G2 G3d|B3G B3d|g3d B3G|
(3D2D2D2 D4|(3D2D2D2 D3A|F3D F3A|c3A F3A|
(3G2G2G2 G4|(3G2G2G2 G3d|B3G B3d|(g4g3)g|
f3a g3f|e3g f3e|d4d4|d4:|
|:B3c|(3d2d2d2 d4|(3d2d2d2 d4|e3f g3f|e3d c3B|
c3d e3d|c3B A3G|F3G A3F|D4D4|
(3G2G2G2 G4|(3=F2F2F2 F4|(3E2E2E2 E4|(3_E2E2E2 E4|
D3g f3e|d3c B3A|G4B4|G4:|

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Tune 258 - Getting Upstairs - Headington



A morris dance tune from Headington.

X:1
T:Getting Upstairs
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:Gdc | B2 G2 D2 G2 | FGAB c2 dc | B2 G2 D2 G2 
|1 FGAF G2 :|2 FGAF G4 || B3 c d2 G2 | B2 c2 d2 G2 | e3 d c2 B2 | A2 B2 c2 dc |
B2 G2 D2 G2 | FGAB c2 dc | B2 G2 D2 G2 | FGAF G4 :|

Monday, 13 May 2013

Tune 257 - Kettle Drum




A tune from the Playford's Dancing Master.

X:234 
T:Kettle Drum 
M:4/4 
L:1/8 
K:Am 
Bcdc B2 AG|E2 c2 E2 c2| 
Bcdc B2 AG|E2 c2 A4:|| 
Bcde d3 e|d3 e d3 B| 
cd e2 e3 d|e4- eGcd| 
edcB ABcA|B4 E4| 
C2 E2 E2 c2|A8||

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Tune 256 - Midnight on the Water




An old timey waltz by the Texan fiddler Luke Thomasson.

X:299 
T:Midnight on the Water 
C:Luke Thomasson
M:3/4 
L:1/8 
K:G 
GA|B2 B2 BA|B2 B2 BA|B2 d3 e|dB AG GA| 
B2 g2 (3efe|d3 B GA|B2 dB AB|G4 GA| 
B2 B2 BA|B2 B2 BA|B2 d3 e|dB AG GA| 
B2 g2 (3efe|d3 B GA|B2 dB AB|G4 (3def|| 
g3 f ga|gf ed ef|g3 e dB|G4 g2| 
a4 b2|a2 g2 a2|b2 d'3 b|c'b ag ef| 
g3 fga|gf ed ef|g3 e dB|G4 GA| 
B2 g2 (3efe|d3 B GA|B2 dB AB|G4||

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Tune 255 - Staines Morris - Longborough



A morris dance tune from Longborough and also a tune for a song made famous by Steeleye Span.

X:463
T:Staines Morris
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Em
B2 e2 ^c2 ^d2|e2 dc B3 c|dedc B2 AG|FEFG E4:||
GABc B2 AG|FEFG E4|GABc B2 AG|FEFG E4||
G2 GG D2 D2|EFGA B3 c|dedc B2 AG|FEFG E4:||

Friday, 10 May 2013

Tune 254 - Young Collins - Oddington



A morris dance tune from Oddington.

X:552
T:Young Collins - Oddington
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GABc d2 d2|c2 dc B3 B|c2 Ac B2 GB
|1 A2 F2 G4:|2 A2 F2 G3||
F|E2 E2 EFGA|B2 B2 B3 B|c2 c2 BcBG|
d2 d2 d4|G2 Bc d2 d2|e2 dc B4|
c2 Ac B2 GB|A2 F2 G4||

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Tune 253 - Ode to Joy



The Ode to Joy is from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor. It is used as the Anthem of Europe by the European Union. It is on the blog today as it is Europe Day.

X:336
T:Ode to Joy
M:4/4
K:G
B2 B2 c2 d2|d2 c2 B2 A2|G2 G2 A2 B2|B3 A A4|
B2 B2 c2 d2|d2 c2 B2 A2|G2 G2 A2 B2|A3 G G4||
A2 A2 B2 G2|A2 Bc B2 G2|A2 Bc B2 A2|G2 A2 D4|
B4 c2 d2|d2 c2 B2 A2|G2 G2 A2 B2|A3 G G4||

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Tune 252 - Double Lead Through



Originally a French tune, written by Charles Lecoq and included in his three act opéra-comique La fille de Madame Angot.

X:116 
T:Double Lead Through 
M:4/4 
L:1/8 
K:G 
g4 d3 B|G2 G2 GABG|E2 E2 F2 F2|G3 A B2 d2| 
g4 d3 B|G2 G2 GABG|E2 E2 F2 F2|G4 G4||
A3 d ^c2 d2|A3 d ^c2 d2|A2 d2 e2 e2|f8| 
A3 d ^c2 d2|A3 d ^c2 d2|A2 g2 f2 e2|d2 c2 B2 A2|| 
G2 G2 GABG|A2 A2 ABcA|Bc d2 cd e2|e2 d2 d2 ef| 
g2 g2 gf e2|d2 d2 dc B2|A3 B c2 d2|egfe dcBA| 
G2 G2 GABG|A2 A2 ABcA|Bc d2 cd e2|e2 d2 d2 ef| 
g2 g2 gf e2|d2 d2 dc B2|A3 B c2 d2|e2 f2 g4||

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Tune 251 - Trunkles - Bledington



A morris dance tune from Bledington.

X:505
T:Trunkles - Bledington
M:2/2
L:1/8 K:G
d2 d2 c2 e2|dcBA B2 G2|d2 d2 c2 e2
|1dcBA G2 Bc:|2dcBAG4||
B2 Bc d2 d2|efge d2 g2|f2 ed ^c2 A2|d4 d2||
cd|e2 c2 cdec|d2 B2 BcdB|c2 A2 ABce|dcBA G2 B2|
cBAG F2 A2|G4 G2||
cd|e4 c4|c2 d2 e2 c2|d4 B4|B2 c2 d2 B2|
c4 A4|A2 B2 c2 e2|d3 c B2 A2|G2 B2|
cBAG F2 A2|G4 G2||

Monday, 6 May 2013

Tune 250 - The Quaker



An English dance tune that turns up in both morris and country dance.

X:379
T:Quaker
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
B2 B2 AG FE|E2 D2 D2 DE|F2 F2 FD EF|A2 G2 G4|
d2 ed c2 B2|A2 E2 E2 c2|BA GF E2 F2|G4 G4:|
K:D
A2 A2 B2 B2|AG FG A4|GF EF G2 G2|FE DE F4|
A2 A2 B2 B2|AG FG A4|GF EF GA Bc|[1 d8:|[2 d4=c4|]

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Tune 249 - Constant Billy - Oddington



A morris dance tune from Oddington.


X:91
T:Constant Billy - Oddington
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
GBd cAB|c2 A AGA|B2 G E2 E|DEF G3:||
Bcd ecA|B2 c dBG|Bcd e2 e|ABc dBG|
GBd cAB|c2 A AGA|B2 G E2 E|DEF G3||

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Tune 248 - Li'l Liza Jane



Li'l Liza Jane was first published in 1916 by Sherman, Clay & Co of San Francisco, California as a composition by Countess Ada de Lachau. It was described as a Southern dialect song.

X:259
T:Li'l Liza Jane
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:G
B2BB A2G2|B2d2 d4|e2 d4 B2|d8|
B2B2 A2G2|B2d2 d4|B2 B4 A2|G8:||
g6 d2|e4 d4|e2 d4 B2|d8|
g6 d2|e4 d4|B2 B4 A2|G8:|]

Friday, 3 May 2013

Tune 247 - Sweets of May



A 48 bar jig usually found in close proximity to Dingles Regatta. The tune is in G but the B music is in A.

X:487
T:Sweets of May
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
d2c|BAG AGF|G2G G2A|BcB GAB|c3 d2c|
BAG AGF|G2G G2A|BdB cAF|1 G3:|2 G3 G3||
ABA A2G|E2F G3|ABA c2d|e2d c2B|
ABA A2G|E2F G3|A2A BAG|1 A3 A3:|2 A3ABc||
d3 d3|D3 D3|c3 c3|D3 D3|
G2D G2A|B2G B2c|ded cBA|1G3 GBc:|2 G3||


Thursday, 2 May 2013

Tune 246 - Old Grenadier



A regimental march of the Grenadier Guards, which leaked into the folky world via Brass Monkey.

X:342 
T:Old Grenadier 
M:2/2 
K:G 
dcBA|G3 A B3 c|d4 d3 e|d4 g4|f4-f2 g2| 
e4-ef ge|d4 g4|A3 B c3 d|B3 c B2 A2| 
G3 A B3 c|d4 defg|a3 g f3 e|d4 -d2 d2| 
d4 B3 d|e4 A3 c|B3 A G3 B|A4-A2 Bc| 
d4 B3 d|e4 A3 c|B3 A G3 B|A4-A2 d2| 
e4-ef ge|d4 G3 A|B4 A4|G4:|| 
dddd|d3 e f3 g|a3 g f3 e|d2 gg g2 gg|g2 d2 B2 G2| 
d3 e f3 g|a3 g f3 e|d2 gg g2 gg|g2 d2 B2 G2| 
d3 e f3 g|a2 z2 A3 B|c3 e dcBA|B4-B2 d2| 
e4-ef ge|d4 G3 A|B3 A G3 B|A4-A2 d2| 
e4-ef ge|d4 G3 A|B3 A G3 B|A4-A2 d2| 
e4-ef ge|d4 G3 A|B4 A4|G4:||

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Tune 245 - Aldbury May Tune


As it is May Day this is the tune for the Aldbury May Song which my morris team Aldbury Morris Men perform every May Day at sunrise by the village pond in Aldbury.


This is a video of the May Day Song in 2011





X:8
T:Aldbury May Tune
M:4/4
K:D
A2 AG F2 D2|G2 F2 E4|A2 A2 Bc d2|A6 FG|
ABAG F2 E2|D2 D2 d3 B|ABAG F2 E2|D8||