Thursday, 9 May 2019

Tune 514 - Kempshott Hunt





From the MSS of John Clare. Kempshott is in Hampshire, quite near Basingstoke.

X:514
T:Kempshott Hunt
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
|:d4 BA G2|BA G2 B2 d2|BA G2 B2 d2|c2 A2 A4|
B2 d2 BA G2|B2 d2 d4|c2 e2 d3 c|B2 G2 G4:|
|:dc|B2 d2 d3 d|e2 c2 d3 c|B2 d2 d2 B2|c2 A2 A2 dc|
B2 d2 d3 d|e2 c2 d3 c|B2 d2 A3 B|A2 G2 G2:||
|:d2|g2 ge d2 Bd|g2 ge d2 B2|g2 ge d2 Bd|c2 A2 A2 d2|
g2 ge d2 Bd|g2 ge d2 B2|c2 e2 d3 c|B2 G2 G2:|

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Tune 513 - Maid of the Mill - Ilmington




A morris dance tune from Illmington for a linked handkerchief dance.

X:513
T:Maid of the Mill, Ilmington
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
D|D2 G GFG|ABc d2 G|E2 E FED|G3 G2 D|
D2 G GFG|ABc d2 G|E2 E FED|G3 G2|
|:B/c/|d2 d dcB|cBc c2 B|ABc dBA|G3 F2 D|
D2 G GFG|ABc d2 G|E2 E FED|G3 G2:||

Monday, 22 April 2019

Tune 512 - Tea with Alice





This tune is used as the intro and outro to Alice Fraser's excellent podcast Tea with Alice. According to Alice the tune comes from a cassette of her mother's band where it tops and tails a rendition of The Doffing Mistress.
http://www.alicecomedyfraser.com/teacast


X:512
T:Tea with Alice (ABAC)
M:4/4
K:G
L:1/8
G2 Bd g3 b|a>g fe d/e/d/c/ BA|G2 Bd g3 b|a>g fe d4|
G2 Bd g3 b|a>g fe d/e/d/c/ BA|G2 Bd g3 b|a>g fe d4||
b2 b>a c'bag|fdef g/f/g/f/ b2|b2 b>a c'bag|fdef g2 g2|
b2 b>a c'bag|fdef g/f/g/f/ b2|b2 b>a c'bag|fdef g2 g2||
G2 Bd g3 b|a>g fe d/e/d/c/ BA|G2 Bd g3 b|a>g fe d4|G2 Bd g3 b|a>g fe d/e/d/c/ BA|G2 Bd g3 b|a>g fe d4||
B>B Bd c>c ce|dg g/f/g/a/ b>a g/f/e/d/|B>B Bd c>c ce|dggf g2 g2|
B>B Bd c>c ce|dg g/f/g/a/ b>a g/f/e/d/|B>B Bd c>c ce|dggf g2 g2|

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Tune 511 - Dan Leno's Boat




A tune about which I can find no info, guess it refers to Dan Leno the English music hall comedian.

X:511
T:Dan Leno's Boat
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:D
A2|d2 c2 B2 A2|F2 FF F2 A2|d2 c2 B2 A2|G2 GG G2 F2|
E2 F2 G2 A2|c2 cc c2 B2|A2 AA B2 A2|F4 A4|
d2 c2 B2 A2|F2 FF F2 A2|d2 c2 B2 A2|G2 GG G2 F2|
E2 F2 G2 A2|c2 cc c2 B2|A2 AA G2 E2|D6||
A2|F2 A2 F2 A2|F2 FF F2 A2|F2 A2 F2 A2|G2 GG G2 F2|
E2 F2 G2 A2|c2 cc c2 B2|A2 AA B2 A2|F4 A4|
F2 A2 F2 A2|F2 FF F2 A2|F2 A2 F2 A2|G2 GG G2 F2|
E2 F2 G2 A2|c2 cc c2 B2|A2 AA G2 E2|D6||

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Tune 510 - Cranbrook (While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night)




Cranbrook is a hymn tune composed in the 1790s Thomas Clark, a cobbler from Canterbury. Also used for On Ilkla Moor Baht'at

X:510
T:While Shepherds Washed Their Flocks
T:Cranbrook    
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:G
g2 d>e dc BA|G4 -G3 d|gfed edcB|B4 A4|
d2 d>e fd ef|g8|a2 a>gfa ef|d4 -d3 d|
g>g gd g3 a|b>b ba b3 b|a2 g2 g2 f2|g8||

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Tune 509 - Angeline the Baker





An old time fiddle tune collected by John Lomax.

X:509
T:Angeline the Baker
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
dB|A2 B2 d3 A|B2 d4 dB|A2 B2 dB A2|
B6 dB|A2 B2 d3 e|f2 e2 d3 e|f2 e2 d2 B2|A3 B A2:|
fg|a2 f2 e2 de|f2 e2 d2 fg|a2 f2 e2 d2|B3 B B2 fg|
a2 f2 e2 de|f2 e2 d2 de|f2 e2 d2 B2|A3 B A2:

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Tune 508 - When This Bloody War is Over



Originally a tune for the hymn What a Friend we Have in Jesus, used in the 1969 film, Oh! What a Lovely War with the title "When This Bloody War Is Over".

X:508
T:When This Bloody War is Over
T:What a Friend We Have In Jesus
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
d3 d edBG|G4 E4|D3 G BGdB|A4- A4|
d3 d edBG|G4 E4|D3 G BAGF|G4- G4|
A3 B cBcA|B4 d4|e3 e dBcB|A4- A4|
d3 d edBG|G4 E4|D3 G BAGF|G4- G4|

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Tune 507 - Personent Hodie




A Christmas carol originally published in the 1582 Finnish song book Piae Cantiones. Now used for more modern hymns and at least one morris dance.

X:507
T:Personent Hodie
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Edor
E2 E2 B4|A2 A2 B4|B2 B2 e4|c2 d2 B4|
A2 B2 d4|A2 B2 G4|F2 E2 F2 D2|E4 E4|F2 G2 A2 D2|E4 E4||
F2 G2 A4|A4 A4|G2 A2 B4|B4 B4|
F2 G2 A4|G2 F2 E4|F2 E2 E2 D2|E4 E4-|E8||

Monday, 3 September 2018

Tune 506 - Hesleyside Reel





A Northumbrian tune

X:506
T:The Hesleyside Reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GA|B2 dB AGAB|GABc d2 ef|gfge dBGB|e2 A2 A2 GA|
B2 dB AGAB|GABc d2 ef|gfge dBGA|B2 G2 G2:|
Bd|edef gfge|dBGB d2 Bd|edef gfge|dBGB A2 GA|
B2 dB AGAB|GABc d2 ef|gfge dBGA|B2 G2 G2:|

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Tune 505 - Froggy's First Jump





A tune by Dave Whetstone which has been used as a morris tune, as far as I can tell mostly in America.

X:505
T:Froggys First Jump
C:Dave Whetstone
M:4/4
K:G
dedc BGBd|c2 B2 A3 c|BcBA G2 B2|A2 FG A4|
dedc BGBd|c2 B2 A3 c|BcBG E2 F2|G4 G4:||
AFGA B2 A2|G3 A G3 A|BGAB c2 e2|d6 Bc|
d2 d2 c2 c2|B2 B2 A3 c|BcBG E2 F2|G4 G4:||