Monday, 23 December 2019

Tune 520 - Boar's Head Carol



The Boar's Head Carol is a macaronic 15th century English Christmas carol that describes the ancient tradition of sacrificing a boar and presenting its head at a Yuletide feast.

X:520
T:The Boar's Head Carol
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
A2|d4 d3 d|c2 d2 A3 F|G2 G2 B3 G|A3 A d2 AA|
d2 dd d2 d2|c2 d2 A3 F|G2 G2 B3 G|A2 A2 d4|]
d3 d c2 c2|d2 d2 A4|G2 G2 B3 G|A2 A2 d4|
d3 d c2 c2|d2 d2 A4|G2 G2 B3 G|A2 A2 d4|]

Friday, 1 November 2019

Tune 519 - An Italian Rant



An Italian Rant can be found in John Playford's classic collection, 'The Dancing Master', first published in 1651.

X:74
T:Italian Rant
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Emin
EFGA B2B2| c2BA B2B2|A2AB G2G2|FEFG EBcB|
EFGA B2B2| c2BA B2B2|A2AB G2G2|FEFG E4:|
|:e2 e2 d2 d2|^cBcd B3 B | BcBA B2 B2| A2 AB G4|GABG A2 F2|
FGAF G2 E2|EFGA B2B2| c2BA B2B2|A2AB G2G2|FEFG E4:|

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Tune 518 - Kit White's No. 2





A tune about which I know nothing.

X:518
T:Kit White's #2
M:4/4
K:D
A2 AB A2 AB|A2 d2 d2 c2|B2 Bc B2 Bc|B2 e2 B2 cB|
A2 AB A2 AB|A2 d2 d2 c2|c2 ec B2 c2|d4 d4:||
f3 e f3 e|f2 e2 B4|e3 f e3 f|e2 dB A4|
f3 e f3 e|f2 e2 B3 d|c2 ec B2 c2|d4 d4:||

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Tune 517 - Tars of the Victory



An English Country Dance tune.

X:33
T:Tars of the Victory
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
d|d^cd d^cd|g2 G GAB|ABc DEF|G2 B d2 d|
d^cd d^cd|g2 G GAB|ABc DEF|G3 G2:|
|:g|fed d2 c|Bcd G2 B|ABc DEF|G2 B d2 g|
fed d2 c|Bcd G2 B|ABc DEF|G3 G2:|

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Tune 516 - Gangar fra Smalenene




A Norwegian tune I got from the excellent Richard Burgess at a workshop. A gangar is a Norwegian walking dance.

X:516
T:Gangar fra Smalenene
M:2/4
L:1/16
K:G
D2 G2 G2 AB|c2 Bc A2 Bc|BABG E3 F|G2 FE E2 D2|
D2 G2 G2 AB|c2 Bc A2 Bc|BABG E3 F|G2AG G4:|
D2 d2 d2 ed|c2 Bc A2 Bc|BABG E3 F|G2 FE E2 D2|
D2 d2 d2 ed|c2 Bc A2 Bc|BABG E3 F|G2 AG G4:|

Tune 515 - The Installation



For some reason that I cannot discover YouTube will not let me post this tune, rating it as "Unacceptable Content"

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||