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:|