Thursday, 26 November 2015

Tune 434 - Streets of Laredo




As it's Thanksgiving in the USA on the day of posting I thought I do an American tune.

The tune for the famous American cowboy ballad in which a dying cowboy tells his story to a living one. Derived from the English folk song The Unfortunate Rake.

X:574 T:Streets of Laredo M:3/4 L:1/4 K:D A|A>GF|GAG|F>ED|CA,>A,| D>CD|EFG|FED|E2A| A>GF|GAG|F>ED|CA,2| D>DD|EFG|FCC|D2|]

Friday, 13 November 2015

Tune 433 - Margaret's Waltz




Composed in 1959 by Pat Shuldham-Shaw (1917-1977) from Stratford-upon-Avon, and dedicated to Margaret Grant, representative in Devon of the EFDSS on the occasion of her retirement.

X:14
T:Margaret's Waltz
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
GE|:D3 EGA|B4 GB|AG E2 GB|A4 GE|
D3 EGA|B d3 GA|B2 B2 A2| G4 GE|
D3 EGA|B4 GB|AG E2 GB|A4 GE|
D3 EGA|B d3 GA|B2 B2 A2| G4 Bc||
d2 e2 f2|g2 f2 g2|ed c2 e2|d4 BA|
G3 A Bc|d2 B2 d2|ed c2 B2|A4 Bc|
d2 e2 f2|g2 f2 e2|d2 c2 B2|A4 GE|
D3 EGA|B d3 GA|B2 B2 A2|G6||

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Tune 432 - Seven Stars





This tune is well known throughout England.

X:432
T:Seven Stars.
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:D
d2A A2F|GAB A3 |Bcd efg|fed cBA|
d2A A2F|GAB A3 |Bcd efg|dc d3:|
e2A A2f|efg f3 |efg fed|cd
B A3 |BGB AFA|BGB AFA|Bcd efg|Adc d3: