Monday, 26 December 2016

Tune 466 - O Little Town of Bethlehem



Merry Christmas 2016 to all the blog followers
Popular Christmas carol tune written by church organist Lewis Redner, of Philadelphia (1831-1908).

X:466
T:O Little Town of Bethlehem
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2|G2 G2 G2 A2|BABc d2 B2|c2 BG A2 A2|G6:|
GB|d3 e dc BA|GA Bc d2 D2|G2 B2 A2 G2|D4 z2 D2|
G2 G2 G2 A2|BABc d2 B2|c2 BG A2 A2|G6||

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Tune 464 - Lichfield Tattoo







Written down by a player in the Belper New Militia Regimental Band around 1820.

X:81
T:Lichfield Tattoo
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
BB|B2 AA A2 cc|c2 BB B2 GG|G2 F2 G2 A2|BA Bc B2 BB|
B2 AA A2 cc|c2 BB B2 c2|de dc B2 A2|G4:|
B2 c2|d3 e de de|c3d cd cd|B3c Bc Bc|A6 AB|
c2 Ac B2 GB|A6 AB|c2 Ac B2 GB|A6 Bc|
d3 e de de|c3d cd cd|B3c Bc Bc|A6 AB|
c2 Ac B2 GB|A6 AB|c2 Ac B2 GB|A6|]

Friday, 16 December 2016

Tune 463 - South Wind




South Wind was written in the 1700s by "Freckled Donal Macnamara" in homesickness for his homeland in County Mayo.


X:67
T:The South Wind
L:1/4
M:3/4
K:G
c|B>A G|B>c d|A2 A|A2 c|B>A G|E>D E|G2 G|G2:|
d|g2 g|g>f e|d2 d|d2 c|B>A G|B>c d|A2 A|A2 d|
g2 g|g>f e|d2 d|d2 c|B>A G|A<c F|G3-|G2:|

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Tune 462 - Linnen Hall




Tune I got from my chums at the Dorking Session, where it is 'the tune that goes with the South Downs Jig'

X:462
T:Linnen Hall.
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
G2 G A2 A|B2 c dBG|E2 E c2 B|ABG FED|
G2 G A2 A|B2 c dBG|EcB AGF|G3 G3:|
d2 d e2 e|d2 g dBG|d2 d e2 e|dBG A3|
d2 d e2 e|d2 g g2 f|egf ed^c|d3 D3|
G2 G A2 A|B2 c dBG|E2 E c2 B|ABG FED|
G2 G A2 A|B2 c dBG|EcB AGF|G3 G3||

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Tune 461 - The Redowa




A Bohemian polka, from the area of northern Europe now known as the Czech Republic and Poland.

X:461
T:The Redowa
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:G
GB d2 d2 d2|dedc B2 B2|GA B2 GA B2|B2 AG A4|
AB c2 c2 c2|cdcB A2 A2|FG A2 FG A2|A2 GF G4:||
GB d2 g2 d2|d2 c2 cB c2|FA c2 f2 e2|e2 d2 d4|
GB d2 g2 d2|d2 c2 cB c2|FA c2 f2 e2|d2 ef g4:||
G2 Bc BcBc|A2 ^cd cdcd|B2 G2 A2 B2|c2 e2 a2 g2|
G2 Bc BcBc|A2 ^cd cdcd|B2 G2 A2 B2|c4 c4:||

Monday, 7 November 2016

Tune 460 - The Muffin Man




A traditional nursery rhyme or children's song of English origin.


X:460
T:Muffin Man
M:4/4
K:G
L:1/8
D2 G2 G3 A|B2 G2 G3 F|E2 A2 A3 G|F2 D2 D4|
D2 G2 G3 A|B2 G2 G3 F|E2 A2 G2 F2|G4 G4:|
d2 d2 d3 c|B2 G2 G3 F|E2 A2 A3 G|F2 D2 D4|
d2 d2 d3 c|B2 G2 G3 F|E2 A2 G2 F2|G4 G4:|

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Tune 459 - Royal Burlesque Hornpipe



I know nothing about this tune, heard it in a local session.


X:459
T:Royal Burlesque Hornpipe
M:4/4
K:G
L:1/8
D2|G>FG>B A>GF>A|G>AB>c d2 B>d|
c>BA>c B>AG>B|A>GF>A F2 D2|
G>FG>B A>GF>A|G>AB>c d2 B>d|
c>BA>G F>DE>F|G2 g2 g2:||
g>f|e>cc>c G>cc>c|d>BB>B G>BB>B|
c>AA>A D>FA>F|G>AB>c d>gf>g|
e>cc>c G>cc>c|d>BB>B G>BB>B|
c>BA>G F>DE>F|G2 g2 g2:||

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Tune 458 - Bonny at Morn



A tune from the Northumbrian Minstrelsy (first published 1882).

X:458
T:Bonny At Morn
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:Emin
E2|B3 c BA|B2 E2 FG|A3 G FE|D2 E2 F2|
B3 c BA|B2 E2 FG|A2 F2 D2|E4 E2|
B3 c BA|B2 E2 FG|A3 G FE|D2 E2 F2|
ED EF GA|B2 e2 d2|B d3 F2|E6||
|:E3 e e2|E3 F G2|F d3 d2|D3 E F2|
ED EF GA|B2 e2 d2|B d3 F2|E6:|

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Tune 457 - Banks of the Bann




A song tune about which I nothing else.

X:457
T:The Banks of the Bann
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
DE|G3 BA G|E2 E2 DE|G2 G2 GA|B4 dB|
A2 A2 AG|A3 B d>e|e3 ddB|d2 z2 Bd|
e2 ef gf|e2 d3 B|d2 G3 F|E2 E2 DE|
G3 BAG|E2 E2 DE|G3 B AG|G6|z4|

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Tune 456 - What Did Delaware




A song tune from the late 1950's by Irving Gordon made famous by Perry Como.

X:93
T:What Did Delaware
K:G
M:4/4
L:1/8
B2 d2 d2 e2|B4 G4|A2 G2 G2 E2|G6 G2|
B2 d2 d2 e2|B4 G4|A2 G2 F2 G2|A6 A2||
A2 B2 c2 d2|B4 G4|E2 F2 G2 A2|F4 D4|
E2 E2 F2 F2|G4 c4|B2 G2 A2 F2|G4 G4||

Friday, 19 August 2016

Tune 455 - Trunkles - Bampton



A morris dance tune from Bampton

X:455
T:Trunkles, Bampton
T:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
d2 B2 c2 ed|c2 A2 B2 G2|d2 B2 c2 ed|c2 A2 G4:||
B2 Bc d2 d2|e2 g2 d2 g2|f2 e2 d2 ^c2|d4||
g4|e2 c2 c2 e2|d2 B2 B2 d2|c2 A2 A2 dc|B2 G2 G2 AB|
cB AG F2 A2|G4 G4|

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Tune 454 - Princess Royal - Adderbury




A minor key version of Princess Royal used for a morris dance in Adderbury.

X:454
T:Princess Royal, Adderbury
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Em
B>A|G2 F2 E2 B>A|G2 F2 E4|e3 d c2 e2|d2 c2 B3 d|
c2 B2 A2 G2|F2 E2 D2 d2|B2 AG A2 F2|E4 E2|| 
z2|d2 d2 d2 ef|g2 G2 G3 G|c2 B2 A2 G2|F2 E2 D4|
G2 G2 A3 A|B2 B2 g4|g2 G2 c4|e2 G2 c4|
c3 B A2 G2|F2 E2 D2 d2|B2 AG A2 F2|E4 E2||

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Tune 453 - Princess Royal





A probably Irish tune that has made its way into the English tradition via morris dancing. More info here:
http://folkopedia.efdss.org/wiki/Princess_Royal

X:464
T:Princess Royal
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
dc|B2 A2 G2 dc|B2 A2 G2 d2|e3d c2 e2|d3c B2 d2|
c2 B2 A2 G2|FGAF D2 dc|BGBG A2 F2|G4 G2:|
d2|e3d e3d|e2 f2 g3g|g2 f2 e2 d2|BA G2 A4|
G2 G2 A4|BA G2 g3g|g2 d2 e4|d2 B2 c3c|
c2 B2 A2 G2|FGAF D2 dc|BGBG A2 F2|G4 G2:|

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Tune 452 - Poppadum Polka




A tune about which I know nothing. Collected by me from the playing of my chum Alan Mead.

X:87
T:Poppadum Polka
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GB d2 GB d2|e2 e2 d4|c2 c2 B2 B2|AGAB A4|
GB d2 GB d2|e2 e2 d4|c2 c2 B2 B2|AGAB G4:|
g2 g2 g2 fe|d3 e dc B2|A2 A2 e2 d2|BABc e2 d2|
g2 g2 g2 fe|d3 e dc B2|A2 A2 e2 d2|G2 G2 G4:|

Friday, 17 June 2016

Tune 451 - On the Wagon





An American black-face minstrel song tune first published in 1850. Crossed the Atlantic and was recorded from the playing of Dolly Curtis melodeon player and landlady of the Dennington Bell in the 1980’s.

X: 44
T:On the Waggon
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
e2 f2|g2 g2 d2 c2|B2 d6|e2 e2 c2 e2|d6 f2|
g2 g2 d2 c2|B2 d6|e2 f2 a2 f2|g4:||
g2 a2|b3 a b2 g2|e2 d6|g2 f2 g2 e2|d2 B6|
b3 a b2 g2|e2 d6|e2 f2 a2 f2|g4:||

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Tune 450 - Pipers Fancy




A tune about which I know nothing other than it is also know as the New Rigged Ship.

X:450
T:Pipers Fancy
M:6/8
K:G
D|GFG G2 B|GFG G2 B|AFD DFA|AFD DEF|
GFG G2 B|GFG G2 B|AFD DEF|G3 G2:|
B/c/|d2 B d2 B|GAG GBd|e2 c e2 c|ABA ABc|
d2 B d2 B|GAB G2 B|AFD DEF|G3 G2:|

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Tune 449 - Duke of York (Short Troop)





A military march tune I got from Neil Mcritchie.

X:12
T:Duke of York (Short Troop)
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
|:(3def|g2 d2 d2|d3 edc|B2 G2 G2|G3 BAG|
F2 A2 A2|G2 B2 d2|d2 c2 B2|A3 def|
g2 d2 d2|d3 edc|B2 G2 G2|G4 d2|
e2 ge ge|d2 Bd Bd|c2 A2 F2|1G4:|2G6|
|:F2 A2 A2|G2 B2 B2|A2 c2 c2|B3 dBG|
F2 AF AF|G2 BG BG|A2 cA cA|B4 (3def|
g2 d2 d2|d3 edc|B2 G2 G2|G4 d2|
ed ef ge|fg af gd|c2 A2 F2|1G6:|2 G4||
|:z2|B2 d2 d2|^d2 e2 e2|A2 c2 c2|^c2 d2 d2|
G4 FA|G2 B2 d2|gd gd BG|d6|
B2 d2 d2|^d2 e2 e2|A2 c2 c2|^c2 d2 d2|
gf gf e^d|ed cB AG|ce dB cA|G4:|

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Tune 448 - Joe Hutton's March





A march from Joe Hutton a piper from Haltwhistle in the west of Northumberland.

X:448
T:Joe Hutton's March
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2|G4 D2 G2|B2 G2 d3 B|c2 A2 F2 A2|FGAF D2 EF|
G4 D2 G2|B2 G2 d3 B|c2 A2 FGAF|G4 G2:|
ef|g2 G2 f2 G2|e2 G2 d4|c2 A2 B2 G2|FGAF D2 ef|
g2 G2 f2 G2|e2 G2 d3 B|c2 A2 FGAF|G4 G2 ef|
g2 G2 f2 G2|e2 G2 d4|c2 A2 B2 G2|FGAF D2 EF|
G4 D2 G2|B2 G2 d3 B|c2 A2 FGAF|G4 G2||

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Tune 447 - The White Cockade




A tune from Scotland.

X:447
T:White Cockade
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GA|B2 B2 B2 AG|B2 B2 B2 g2|d2 B2 B2 AG|
B2 A2 A2 GA|B2 B2 cBAG|B2 d2 g2 ga|bagf agfe|d2 B2 B2:|
Bc|d2 B2 g2 Bc|d2 d2 d2 Bc|d2 B2 g2 fg|
a2 A2 A2 GA|B2 B2 cBAG|B2 d2 g2 ga|bagf agfe|d2 B2 B2:

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Tune 446 - Old Black Joe - Badby




A morris tune from Badby.

X:446
T:Old Black Joe, Badby 
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
D2G GFG|A2B cBA|dBG DAc|BcA G3||
GFG A2d|A2d AFD|GFG B2A|GFE D2E|
D2G GFG|A2B cBA|dBG DAc|BcA G3|

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Tune 445 - Shropshire Reel




A tune from Much Wenlock in Shropshire.

X:445
T:Shropshire Reel
M:4/8
L:1/8
K:G
GFGE D2 GB|AGFE D2 B2|c2 Ac B2 GB|AGFE D2 EF|
GFGE D2 GB|AGFE D2 B2|c2 Ac B2 GB|A2 F2 G4:|
|:d2 dBGB d2|e2 ecAc e2|d2 dBGB d2|AGFE D2 EF|
GFGE D2 GB|AGFE D2 B2|c2 Ac B2 GB|A2 F2 G4:

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Tune 444 - Welly Boot



A tune about which I know nothing. Kindly donated by Colin Ansell.

X:444
T:Welly Boot
M:4/4
K:G
L:1/8
DEDE GDGB|AGFA B2 G2|cBAc BAGB|A2 A2 B2 G2|
DEDE GDGB|AGFA B2 G2|cBAc BAGB|A2 F2 G4:||
GABc dBdg|edce d2 B2|cBAc BAGB|A2 A2 B2 G2|
GABc dBdg|edce d2 B2|cBAc BAGB|A2 F2 G4:|

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Tune 443 - Louth Quickstep




A Lincolnshire tune from the Joshua Gibbons Manuscript.

X:443
T:Louth Quickstep
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
B2 BG B2 d2|c2 A2 A4|B2 G2 F2 G2|AGFE D4|
B2 BG B2 d2|c2 A2 A2 c2|cBAG FGAF|G2 B2 G4:|
g4 f2 e2|e2 d2 d4|e4 d2 c2|c2 B2 B4|
g4 f2 e2|e2 d2 d2 c2|cBAG FGAF|G2 B2 G4:||

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Tune 442 - Durham Rangers




An English tune which also appears in Kerr’s Merry Melodies (c1875) as "The Sherwood Rangers".

X:442
T:Durham Rangers
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
FG|ABAF A2 de|fgef d2 dA|BcdB ABAF|G2 E2 E2 FG|
ABAF A2 de|fgef d2 dA|BcdB ABAG|F2 E2 D2:|
ag|fefg afdf|edcB Adfa|g2 bg f2 af|g2 e2 e2 FG|
ABAF A2 de|fgef d2 dA|BcdB ABAG|F2 E2 D2:|

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Tune 441 - Dennington Bell




A tune collected from Dolly Curtis, the melodeon-playing landlady of the now defunct Bell Inn near Dennington in Suffolk.

X:441
T:Dennington Bell
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
FG|A2 fe d2 EF|G2 ed c2 EF|G2 ed c2 cB|A>B AG F2 FG|
A2 fe d2 EF|G2 ed c2 EF|G2 ed c2 Bc|d>e fe d2||
dc|B>B Bd e>d cB|A>B Ad f4|B>A Bd e>d cB|AB AF E2 FG|
A2 fe d2 EF|G2 ed c2 EF|G2 ed c2 Bc|d>e fe d2||

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Tune 440 - Gaspe Reel




A French Canadian reel.

X:440 T:Gaspe Reel M:4/4 L:1/8 K:D |:f2 ef ed cB|A2 A2 B2 A2|g2 fg fe dc|B2 c2 B2 A2| f2 ef ed cB|A2 A2 B2 A2|g2 fg fe dc |B2 c2 d4:| |:e3 f g2 e2|f3 g a2 f2|e3 f gf ed|B2 c2 B2 A2| e3 f g2 e2|f3 g a2 f2|e3 f gf ed|B2 c2 d4 :|