Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Tune 400 - Sans Day Carol




A 19th century Cornish carol.

X:400
T:Sans Day Carol
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
G>B|d2 d2 d>c|B2 G2 B2|c2 A2 F2|G4 GB|
d2 d2 dc|B2 G2 B2|c2 A2 F2|G4 GB|d2 d2 ef|
g2 d2 d2|d2 d2 ef|g4 GB|
d2 d2 dc|B2 G2 B2|c2 A2 F2|G4 A2|
A4 A2|B4 GB|d2 d2 dc|B2 G2 B2|c2 A2 F2|G6|]

Monday, 22 December 2014

Tune 399 - It Came Upon a Midnight Clear



A carol from 1849 with a tune by Arthur Sullivan.

X:399
T:It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
K:G
L:1/8
M:C
GA|B2 A2 G2 AB|c2 B2 A2 d2|d2 B2 cd e2|d6 Bc|
d2 d2 B2 G2|c2 B2 A2 GA|Bc d2 B2 A2|G6||

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Tune 398 - Jingle Bells




An American Christmas song written by James Lord Pierpont in 1857.

X:272
T:Jingle Bells
C:J. Pierpont
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:G
DB AG|D3 D/D/|DB AG|E4|
Ec BA|F4|dd cA|B4|
DB AG|D3 D/D/|DB AG|E4|
Ec BA|dd dd|ed cA|G2 d2||
|:BB B2|BB B2|Bd G>A|B4|
cc c>c|cB B B/B/|1BA AB|A2 d2:||2 dd cA|G4||

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Tune 397 - Joy to the World



A Christmas Carol from 1719, words by Isaac Watts and the tune based on a piece by Handel.

Played on a Wheatstone Aeola Single Action Bass, thus it only plays on the push and has large flap valves to refill the bellows on the pull. The concertina is painted gold as it was originally used by the The Fayre Four Sisters a 1920s/30s music hall concertina band.

X:397
T:Joy to the World
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:G
g2 f>e|d3 c|B2 A2|G3 d|e3 e|f3 f|
g4-|g3 g|gf ed|d>c Bg|gf ed|d>c BB|
BB BB/c/|d3 c/B/|AA AA/B/|c3 B/A/|
G g2 e|d>c Bc|B2 A2|G4||

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Tune 396 - Mon Habit n'a qu'un Bouton




A French bouree in E minor.

X:365
T:Mon Habit n'a qu'un Bouton
L:1/8
M:2/4
K:Em
E>F GA|BB -B/A/B/^c/|d>^c BA|BB/A/ GF|
E>F GA|BB -B/A/B/^c/|d>^c BA|B4:||
c>B AG|F>G Ac|B>A GF|E>F GB|
c>B AG|F>G Ac|1BA GA|B4:|2B>A GF|E4|

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Tune 395 - Egan's Polka




An Irish polka.

X:150
T:Egan's Polka
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:D
fA/A/ BA|fA/A/ BA|d2 e>f|ed BA|
fA/A/ BA|fA/A/ BA|d2 e>f|ed d>e:|
fa fe|ed BA|d2 e>f|ed BA|
fa fe|ed BA|d2 e>f|ed d>e:|