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:|

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Tune 332 - Fete du Village



Unsurprisingly this is a French tune.

X:144
T:Fete du Village
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
d3 c B2 AB|c2 B2 A4|B2 G2 F2 G2|AGFE D2 Bc|
d3 c B2 AB|c2 B2 A4|B2 d2 cBAF|G4 G4:||
DGBG DFAF|DGBG DFAF|G2 d2 c2 B2|AGAB A4|
DGBG DFAF|DGBG DFAF|D2 d2 cBAF|G4 G4:|

Friday, 26 July 2013

Tune 331 - Scan Tester's No.2



A tune from Lewis 'Scan" Tester of Horsted Keynes, Sussex.

X:441
T:Scan Tester's No 2
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
Bc|d2dd d2d2|d2^c2=c2B2|A3B A2G2|F6DE|
F2EF G2FG|A2d4cB|A2G2F2E2|D6:||
Bc|d2G2B2AB|c2E2A3B|c2e2d2c2|B4B3c| d2G2B2AB|c2E2A3B|c2ec B2A2|G6:|

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Tune 330 - Scan Tester's No.1



A tune from Lewis 'Scan" Tester of Horsted Keynes, Sussex.

X:440
T:Scan Tester's No 1
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
BA|G2G2GABc|d4d2B2|c2d2e2f2|
g4g2b2|a2g2f2e2|e2d2B3d|e2d2c2B2|
A4ABAG|G2G2GABc|d4d2B2|c2d2e2f2|
g4g2b2|a2g2f2e2|e2d2B3A|G2B2cB A2|G6||
|:BA|G3A B2c2|e2d2B2B2|A3B cBAc|
e2d2B2A2|G3A B2c2|e2d2B2g2|fedc B2A2|G6:|

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Tune 329 - Fairy Dance



This is is old Scottish tune and is in Gow’s Original Collection.

X:141 
T:Fairy Dance 
M:4/4 
L:1/8 
K:G B2 BG B2 BG|B2 BG FG Ac| 
B2 BG cB AG|FD EF GA Bc| 
B2 BG B2 BG|B2 BG FG Ac| 
B2 BG cB AG|FD EF GA Bc|| 
d2 dB e2 ed|cB cA d2 dc| 
B2 BG cB AG|FD EF GA Bc| 
d2 dB e2 ed|cB cA d2 dc| 
B2 BG cB AG|FD EF G2G2||

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Tune 328 - Rambling Sailor



Tune for the song of the same name, but now in use as a morris dance tune.

X:408
T:Rambling Sailor
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:DMix
D2 A2 AFGE|D2 D2 c3 d|cABG A2 GE|D4 D4:|
ABcA d2 d2|ABcA d3 d|c2 c2 B2 B2|ABAG E2 E2|
D2 A2 AFGE|D2 D2 c3 d|cABG A2 GE|D4 D4||

Monday, 22 July 2013

Tune 327 - Sheebeg, Sheemore



In the Gaelic Si Bheag Si Mhor - The little fairy hill and the big fairy hill.

X:452 
T:Sheebeg & Sheemore 
M:3/4 
L:1/8 
K:G 
ga|b3 a g2|g3 a g2|e4 d2|B4 d2|ed ef g2|a4 ga|b4 a2|
g4 b2| e4 a2|d4 g2|B4 A2|G4 b2|e4 a2|d4 gf|g4 f2|g4:|| 
ga|b3 a g2|ag ab d'2|e'4 d'2|b3 a g2|a4 d'2|b4 a2|g4 e2|
d4 ed| B4 A2|G4 b2|e4 a2|d4 d'2|e'd' c'b ag|a2 ba gf|g4 f2|g4:|

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Tune 326 - Jack Robinson




The melody was found by the author of English Folk-Song and Dance in the repertoire of fiddler William Tilbury who lived at Pitch Place, midway between Churt and Thursley in Surrey, who used, in his younger days, to play the fiddle at village dances.

X:233 
T:Jack Robinson 
M:4/4 
L:1/8 
K:G
FE|:D2 G2 D2 BB|c2 c2 A4|FG A2 FG A2|GBde d4|edce d2 B2| 
cBAB A2 G2|D2 G2 FGAB|1 A2 G2 G2 FE:|2 A2 G2 G2 Bc|| 
d2 B2 cd e2|e2 A2 A2 Bc|d2 B2 cd e2|edcB AcBA|GABc d2 B2| 
cBAB A2 G2|D2 G2 FGAB|1 A2 G2 G2 Bc:|2 A2 G2 G2||

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Tune 325 - Rig-a-Jig



A tune about which I know nothing.


X:325
T:Rig a Jig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
DED DED|B2G A2B|c2A F2A|d2B GFE|
DED DED|B2G A2c|B2d cBA|G3G3:|
B3d3|e2d B3|ABA E2F|A2F E2D|
B3d3|e2d B3|ABA E2F|(G3G3):|

Friday, 19 July 2013

Tune 324 - Shave the Donkey - Bampton




A morris dance tune from Bampton.

X:324 
T:Shave the Donkey - Bampton 
M:4/4 
K:G 
d2 B2 dcBA | G2 g2 e2 g2 | d2 B2 dcBA | G2 B2 G4 :| 
A3 c B2 d2 | A3 c B2 d2 | A3 c B2 d2 | dcBA G4 :|

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Tune 323 - Nonsuch




A tune from Playford's Complete Dancing Master 1651.

X:323
T:Nonsuch
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:Em
B2 B2 G2 AB|G2 FG E4|B2 B2 G2 AB|G4 E4:||
F2 F2 D2 EF|G2 FG E4|F2 F2 D2 EF|G4 E4:||

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Tune 322 - Goddesses



A tune from Playford's Complete Dancing Master 1651.

X:322
T:Goddesses
M:C|
L:1/8
K:Em
E2 E2 G2 FE|F2 F2 A2 GF|E2 E2 G2 FG|B2 B2 B4:||
d2 B2 G3 B|A2 F2 D3 F|G2 E2 D2 F2|E2 E2 E4:||

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Tune 321 - Mingulay Boat Song



Mingulay Boat Song was a song written by Sir Hugh S. Roberton in the 1930s using a traditional Gaelic melody.


X:321
T:Mingulay Boat Song
M:9/8
L:1/8
K:G
D2 E|G3 G3 d2 B|B2 A G3 d2 B|A3 A2 G BAG|
E3 E3 D2 E|G3 G3 d2 B|B2 A G3 d2 B|A3 A2 G B2 A|G3-G3||

Monday, 15 July 2013

Tune 320 - In Continental Mood



An Andy Cutting tune, no basses again due to bass/accidental incompatibility.

X:320
T:In Continental Mood
C:Andy Cutting
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
ga|b2 bbab|g2 gbab|g2 gbab|gabagf|
e2 eefg|d2 defg|c2 cefg|aabagf|
b2 bbab|g2 gbab|g2 gbab|gabagf|
e2 eefg|d2 defg|a2 bagf|g3dBA||
G2BGBd|F2BFBd|E2GEGB|AABAGF|
G2BGBd|F2BFBd|E2GEGB|A4GA|
B2_eB_ef|gagfef|d2fdfa|
bc'bagf|e2eefg|d2defg|a2bagf|g4||

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Tune 319 - Song of the Chanter



An Irish bagpipe tune I got from my chum Ian Murfitt.

X:469
T:Song of the Chanter
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:DMix
GE|D2D2 A2GE|D2D2 c2Bc|d2A2 A2GE|c2Bc A2GE|
D2D2 A2GE|D2D2 c2Bc|d2A2 A2GE|D4 D2:||
FG|A2AB c2Bc|AGAB c2Bc|d2A2 A2GE|c2Bc A2GE|
D2D2 A2GE|D2D2 c2Bc|d2A2 A2GE|D4 D2:||

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Tune 318 - Morning Star - Bledington



A morris dance tune from Bledington.

X:325
T:Morning Star - Bledington
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
BcBG E2FG|ABAF D2GA|BcBG E2AF|D2G2 G4:|
B2B2 d2d2|egfe dcBA|GABc d2d2|efge d4 |
GABc d2d2|egfe dBG2|ABcA F2AF|D2G2 G4:|

Friday, 12 July 2013

Tune 317 - Roxborough Castle



This is an old tune from the Scottish Borders.

X:426
T:Roxborough Castle
M:C|
L:1/8
K:G
D2|G>FG>B d>BG>B|c>Bc>e d>B G2|c2 e>c B2 d>B|A>GA>G A>cB>A|
G>FG>B d>BG>B|c>Bc>e d>BG2|g>fg>e d>cB>A|B2G2G2:|
d2|g>dB>d e>dB>d|g>dB>d e>dB>d|c2 e>c B2 d>B|A>GA>G A>cB>A|
G>FG>B d>BG>B|c>Bc>e d>B G2|g>fg>e d>cB>A|B2G2G2:

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Tune 316 - Cross Hand Polka



First heard by me on the great Ashley Hutchings Rattlebone and Ploughjack LP.

X:100
T:Cross Hand Polka
M:4/4
K:G
G2 D2 D4|B2 G2 G4|A2 D2 E2 F2|GDGB d4|
G2 D2 D4|B2 G2 G4|A2 D2 E2 F2|G4 G4:|
d3 B G2 B2|A2 D2 D4|d3 B G2 B2|A2 D2 D4|
G2 D2 D4|B2 G2 G4|A2 D2 E2 F2|G4 G4:|



Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Tune 315 - Haste to the Wedding - Headington



A morris dance tune from Headington. Played today for my 37th wedding anniversary.


X:197
T:Haste to the Wedding
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
DED D2B|AGA BAG|DED D2B|cBc ABc|
DED D2B|AGA BAG|DED G2A|BAG G3:|
Bcd dcB|cde edc|Bcd dcB|cBc ABc|
d3B3|AGA BGE|DED G2A|BGG G3:|

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Tune 314 - Innocent Hare



Tune for an English hunting song which has escaped into the morris dancing world as a dance tune.

X:226
T:Innocent Hare
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
D|G2 G A2 A|BAB c2 c|d2 d GAB|AGF G2:||
c|cec AAG|F2 E D2 c|cec AAG|F2 G A3|
G2G A2A|BAB c2 c|d2d GAB|AGF G2||

Monday, 8 July 2013

Tune 313 - Foul Weather Call



From the manuscript book of the Welch family of Bosham, West Sussex, circa 1800.

X:150 
T:Foul Weather Call 
M:4/4 
L:1/8 
K:G 
cBAG A2d2|cBAG GFED|G2D2 EFGE|c2B2A4| 
cBAG A2d2|cBAG GFED|G3E EFGC|B,2A,2G,4:| 
CB,A,G, D2D2|EFGA GFED|G2D2 EFGE|c2B2A4| 
cBAG A2d2|cBAG GFED|G3D EFGC|B,2A,2G,4:|

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Tune 312 - Hole in the Wall




A tune from Playford's Complete Dancing Master c1651. No basses because my accidentals are in the wrong direction for the required chords.

X:209 
T:Hole in the Wall 
M:3/2 
L:1/8 
K:G 
B3 c Bc d2 A2 d2|G3 A GA B2 F2 B2|
E3 FEF G2 D2 B2|G6 F2 G4:|| 
g3 f ef g2 f2 e2|^d3 e de f2 B2 f2|
g3 f ef g2 f2 e2|e6 ^d2 e4| E3 F EF G2 FG A2|
G3 A GA B2 AB c2|B3 c Bc d2 D2 d2|B6 AB G4||

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Tune 311 - Gathering Peascods



A tune from Playford's Complete Dancing Master c1651.

X:169 
T:Gathering Peascods 
M:C| 
K:G 
d4 d2 d2|B3 c d2 d2|e2 d2 c2 B2|A6 B2| 
A2 G2 G2 F2|1 G6 z2:|2 G6|| 
G2|F2 D2 F2 G2|A4 B2 A2|GA B2 A2 G2|F6 F2| 
E2 D2 E3 D|D6:| d2|B2 G2 G2 AB|c6 d2|B2 G2 G2 AB|
c6 d2| B2 G2 G2 AB|c3 d e2 dc|B2 cB A3 G|G6:|

Friday, 5 July 2013

Tune 310 - Old Woman Tossed Up - Kirtlington



A morris dance tune from Kirtlington

X:367
T:Old Woman Tossed Up - Kirtlington
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
D|GGG GBd|eed B2 G|ccc Adc|BGG G2:||
d|efg efg|efg gfe|d2 d d2 d|eed B2 G|
GGG GBd|eed B2 G|ccc Adc|BGG G2:||

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Tune 309 - Liberty Bell



An American military march composed by John Philip Sousa - simplified melodeon friendly version.

X:276
T:Liberty Bell
C:J P Souza
M:6/8
K:G
g2fe2d|d2^c=c2B)|ABc BzA|dzz z2||
d|B2B BAG|g2d d2B|c2c c2d|e3 -e2c|
A2A AGA|f2e e2c|B2B B2c|d3 -d2d|
B2B BAB|g2d d2B|c2a a2a|a3 -a2g|
f2a aba|e2a aba|d2^c d2c|d3 -d2||
c|BAB e2d|B3 G3|E3 A3|G3 -G2G|
ABA f2e|d3 g3|f3 e3|d3 -d2d|
e2e ede|f2f f3|g2g aga|b3 -b2b|
a2g e2c|B3 G3|A3 F3|G3 -G2||
d|B3 c3|^c3 d3|bbb b2a|b3 -b2d|
B3 c3|^c3 d3|c'c'c' c'2b|c'3 -c'2b|a3 g3|
a2d ^c2d|b3 a3|b2d ^c2d|
|1f3 a3|g2a e2g|f2g e2f|d2e c2
:|2e3 c'3|b2g a2f|g2d B2d|G3 -G2||

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Tune 308 - Beaux of London City - Adderbury



A morris dance tune from Adderbury, AKA Shooting.

X:1
T:Beaux of London City - Adderbury
M:9/8
K:G
D|G2G BAG BdD|G2G BAG A2D|G2G BAG BdD|GDG B2A G2:|
d2c BAG Bd2|A2A A2B c3|d2c BAG BdD|GDG B2A G2:||

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Tune 307 - Beaux of London City - Badby



A morris dance tune from Badby.

X:146
T:Beaux of London City - Badby
K:G
M:6/8
L:1/8
G2 A B2 G | cdB GAB |[M:9/8][L:1/8]c2 B AFD G3 :|
[M:9/8]|:d2 B A2 G B d2 | G2 G A2 B c3 |
[M:6/8]d2 B c2 A | GFE DGB |[M:9/8]dcB cBA G3 :|

Monday, 1 July 2013

Tune 306 - Wheatley Processional



The tune for the processional dance from the Wheatley tradition.

X:26
T:Wheatley Processional
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
e2|d2 B2 A3 G|A2 E2 D2 D2|G2 B2 A2 G2|A4 e4|
d2 B2 A3 G|A2 E2 D2 D2|G2 B2 A2 G2|d4 G4||
B2 d2 g3 e|d2 B2 A2 GA|B2 d2 g2 d2|
e4 g3 e|d2 B2 A3 E|E2 E2 D3 D|G2 B2 A2 G2|d4 G2 ||