Sunday, 20 August 2017

Tune 481 - This Train is Bound for Glory




A traditional American gospel song first recorded in 1922.

X:481
T:This Train is Bound for Glory
K:G
M:4/4
L:1/8
G2 G4 B2|A2 G2 E2 D2|G2 G6|-G6 z2|
d2 d4 g2|e2 d2 B2 d2|d2 d6|-d6 z2|
d2 d4 g2|e2 d2 B2 G2|A2 A2 G2 AA|B2 G2 E2 D2|
G2 G4 B2|A2 G2 E2 D2|G2 G6|-G8||

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Tune 480 - Goodby Dolly Gray




A music hall song, with lyrics by Will D. Cobb and music by Paul Barnes. Popularised as a Boer War anthem, it was written during the earlier Spanish–American War.

X:480
T:Goodby Dolly Gray
C:Paul Barnes
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
d2 d2 cedB|d4 A4|B2 c2 dBAF|A6 Bc|
d2 d2 cedB|d4 A2 AB|c2 c2 d2 B2|e8|
d2 d2 cedB|d4 A2 dc|B2 c2 d2 e2|f6 zf|
e2 d2 cedB|d4 A4|B2 d2 d2 c2|d6 z2|]

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Tune 479 - Wait for the Wagon





An American folk song, first popularised in the early 1850s.

X:479
T:Wait for the Waggon
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
A2|d2 d2 D2 D2|F2 G2 A4|B2 B2 G2 B2|A4 AB c2|
d2 d2 D2 D2|F2 G2 A4|Bc d2 c2 e2|d4 d2:||
e2|f4 f3 e|d2 B2 B4|e3 f e2 d2|c2 B2 A2 Bc|
d2 d2 D2 D2|F2 G2 A4|Bc d2 c2 e2|d4 d2:||

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Tune 478 - Uttoxeter Swing




To quote my chum Helena from whom I got this tune 'Erm… well, this is a tune and it might be from Uttoxeter. I’m afraid my inner folk pedant has failed me on this one and that’s pretty much all I know about this tune, except that is has been adopted by the border morris fraternity in these here parts. Sorry.'

X:478
T:Uttoxeter Swing
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:Em
E2 EF G2 GB|A2 AG FE D2|E2 EF G2 GB|AG FG A4|
E2 EF G2 GB|A2 AG FE D2|E B2 E B2 AG|F2 FG E4:|
B2 BA BA G2|A2 AG AG F2|G2 GF GF E2|F F2 G A4|
B2 BA BA G2|A2 AG AG F2|E B2 E B2 AG|F2 FG E4:|

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Tune 477 - Keep the Wheels a'Turning




A children's rhyme tune that turns up in many places with many different names

X:477
T:Keep that Wheel a'Turning
M:2/4
L:1/16
K:G
B2 d2 G2 B2|B2 A2 A4|A2 c2 F2 A2|A2 G2 G4|
B2 d2 G2 B2|B2 A2 A4|A2 c2 F2 A2|A2 G2 G4|
B2 B2 A2 G2|F2 A6|c2 c2 B2 A2|G2 B6|
d2 d2 g2 f2|f2 e6|d2 d2 c2 A2|G8||

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Tune 476 - A Favourite Duet by Mr Holmes



From the manuscript of William Winter, fiddle player of West Bagborough, Somerset.

X:476
T:A Favourite Duet by Mr Holmes
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
|:G2 GA BABc|d2 g2 d4|e2 g2 d2 g2|c2 B2 B2 A2|
G2 GA BABc|d2 g2 d2 cB|cBAG D2 F2|G8:|
g2 gd B2 d2|g2 gd B2 d2|e2 ed cBAG|A2 D2 D4|
g2 gd B2 d2|g2 gd B2 d2|e2 ed cBAG|A4 D4|
G2 GA BABc|d2 g2 d4|e2 g2 d2 g2|c2 B2 B2 A2|
G2 GA BABc|d2 g2 d2 cB|cBAG D2 F2|G8||

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Tune 475 - Officer's Polka




A requested tune about which I know nothing.


X:475
T:Officers Polka
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
B2 d2 G4|B2 d2 G3 B|c2 e2 g2 e2|e2 d2 d3 c|
B2 d2 G4|B2 A2 B2 d2|g4 g3 f|g2 B2 A4:|
g6 ag|f6 gf|e6 fe|d6 B2|
c2 e2 d2 c2|B2 d2 c2 B2|A2 c2 B2 A2|A2 G2 G4:|

Friday, 12 May 2017

Tune 474 - Muss i Den



The tune for a traditional German song later made famous by Elvis Presley's adaptation Wooden Heart.

X:474
T:Muss i Denn
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GA|B2 Bd c2 ce|d>e dc B4|d>e dc B2 Bd|c2 cB A2 d2|B6 GA|
B2 Bd c2 ce|d>e dc B4|d>e dc B2 Bd|c2 cB A2 d2|G6||
B2|A3 B c2 A2|B3 c d2 dd|e2 ef g2 fe|d6 GA|
B2 Bd c2 ce|d>e dc B4|d>e dc B2 Bd|c2 cB A2 d2|G6||

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Tune 473 - La Schottische



A French tune about which I know nothing.

X:473
T:La Schottische
K:G
M:4/4
L:1/8
M:4/4
B2 c2 d2 ef|g2 B2 d4|ed cB A3 B|cdef e2 d2|
B2 c2 d2 ef|g2 B2 d4|ed cB Ac BA|G2 G2 G4:|
g2 g2 f3 f|e2 e2 d4|ed cB A3 B|cdef e2 d2|
g2 g2 f3 f|e2 e2 d4|ed cB Ac BA|G2 G2 G4:|

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Tune 472 - Goodnight Irene



A tune from the 30's by Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly)

X:20
T:Good Night, Irene
C:Huddie Ledbetter
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2|G2 G2 G2|A2 G2 D2|F2 A4-|A4 d2|
d2 d2 d2|A4 BA|G6-|G4 d2|
d2 B2 B2|A4 G2|E2 G4-|G2 z E EE|
D3 A AA|B4 A2|G6- |G6||
G6|A4 G2|F4 E2|D6|
A6|B4 A2|G6-|G4 GA|
B4 B2|A4 G2|A4 G2|E4 E2|
D4 A2|B4 A2|G6-|G2 z2|

Friday, 24 March 2017

Tune 471 - Trip to Fleetville




A tune by Barry Goodman

X:71
T:Trip to Fleetville
C:Barry Goodman
K:G
L:1/8
M:4/4
g2 d2 ed ce|d2 B2 cB Ac|B2 G2 GA B2|c2 B2 A4|
g2 d2 ed ce|d2 B2 cB Ac|B2 G2 GA B2|A2 F2 G4:|
EF GF E2 G2|FG AG F2 A2|GA BA G2 B2|c2 B2 A4|

EF GF E2 G2|FG AG F2 A2|GA BA G2 B2|A2 F2 G4:|

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Tune 470 - Quickstep to the March to the Battle of Prague




A classical tune by František Kocžwara (Franz Kotzwara), a Bohemian instrumentalist and composer c1750 - 1791

X:470
T:Quickstep to the March to the Battle of Prague
C:Frantisck Kotzwara
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:G
d>c BB|B>A GG|AG AF|G/A/B/A/ G/A/B/c/|
d>c BB|B>A GG|AG AF|G2 G2:||
A2 B2|cc/B/ AA|B2 c2|dd/c/ Bd|

dc cB|dc cB|de/d/ cB|B2 A2:|

Friday, 3 March 2017

Tune 469 - She Was a Sweet Little Dicky Bird




Another music hall song chorus tune. This one written and composed by T.W. Connor.

X:56
T:She Was a Sweet Little Dicky Bird
M:3/4
L:1/4
K:G
d ^c e|d B G|E2 E|D3|d z d|d z G|
F3|-F3|e3|A2 e|d2 B|A2 G|E2 B|
B A E|A3|-A2 D|G3|A3|F3|-F2 D|
G A B|c2 e|A3|-A3|d2 c|B A G|
e2 d|c B A|d2 d|c B A|G3|-G3||

Friday, 17 February 2017

Tune 468 - Daisy, Daisy




The well known chorus part of Daisy Bell a popular music hall song, written in 1892 by Harry Dacre.

X:12
T:Daisy Daisy
M:3/4
L:1/4
K:G
d3|B3|G3|D3|EFG|E2 G|
D3-|D2 G|A3|d3|B3|G3|
EFG|A2 B|A3-|A2 B|cBA|d2 B|
A G2-|G2 A|B2 G|E2 G|E D2-|D2 D|
G2 B|A2 D|G2 B|ABc|dBG|A2 F|G3-|G2 |

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Tune 467 - Banks of Newfoundland





Tune for the eponymous song which the brighter amongst us will note is the Star of the County Down/Unquiet Grave/etc played in jig time.

ABC TBA

Monday, 9 January 2017

Tune 465 - New York Girls





This is a traditional American shanty.

X:465
T:New York Girls
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
d2|B2 d2 d2 B2|c2 e4 e2|f2 f2 e2 f2|d6 d2|
g2 g2 g2 d2|f2 e2 e4|d2 d2 c2 A2|G4 B2 c2|
d6 B2|c2 e6|d4 c4|B2 G6|
g6 d2|f2 e2 e4|d2 d2 c2 A2|A2 G4||