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A Collection of Fiddle Tunes of New England & Related Traditions

Fiddle Tunes in abc Notation: Couples Dances Part 1
Polkas, Schottisches & Hornpipes Often Used For Schottisches

Polkas are grouped with marches and two-steps as they are very similar tune types. Because they are used for a couples dance I have put them in this section.

This page includes schottisches, as well as some hornpipes that are often played for schottisches. There are other hornpipes that are generally played as if they were reels. These are more suitable for use for a contra or square dance, and are included with the reels.

Notes:

  • Each section is presented in alphabetical order. Tunes  from the Lamprey River Band Tunebook are marked as such.
  • All tunes are in abc format, which allows music to be written in text form.
    • With free software it can be displayed as standard notation or it can be played back to you.

Useful Links:

  • How to display tunes as standard notation and play them back on your computer: go to this page.
  • To produce musical notation that looks like the PDFs on this web site, please go to this page and follow instructions given there.
  • The tunes are available on this page as downloadable abc and PDF documents.
  • A searchable listing of tunes on the web site is here. You can sort them by any column.
  • A listing of the sources I used in preparing this web site is here.
  • There is a chord book available to download in PDF format for all tunes on this web site.

 

Polkas

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%%center Polkas

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X:1440

T:Antigonish Polka No. 1

S:Bill Spence with Fennig's All-Stars, $2Fennigmania,$0 Front Hall Records FHR-024, 1981.

S:Winston 'Scotty' Fitzgerald, $2A Selection Of New Jigs, Reels, Strathspeys, Hornpipes And

S:Waltzes.$0 Rodeo Records SCX5-59.

N:The Antigonish Polka medley was brought to Fennig's by George Wilson, who learned them

N:from a recording of Winston 'Scotty' Fitzgerald.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ Canadian ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more t.unes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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%%writefields NQSDZ  % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

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K:D

   FG |\

"D"  A2f2  fedB | "D" A2AB  AGFG | "D"  d2cd "D#dim"  b2a2 | "A7" gfga gfed |

"A7" c2cc  cBAB | "D" d2dc  defg | "A7" a2^ga    b2c2      | "D"  d6 :|

|: FG |\

"D"  A2^GA Bcde | "D"  f6   AA   | "D"  A2AA     BAFA      | "D"  f4 fagf |

"A7" eagf  edcB | "A7" Aagf edcB | "A7" A2AA     BAFA      | "D"  d6 :|

 

X:1443

T:Antigonish Polka No. 2

S:Bill Spence with Fennig's All-Stars, $2Fennigmania,$0 Front Hall Records FHR-024, 1981.

S:Winston 'Scotty' Fitzgerald, $2A Selection Of New Jigs, Reels, Strathspeys, Hornpipes And$0

S:$2Waltzes.$0 Rodeo Records SCX5-59.

N:The Antigonish Polka medley was brought to Fennig's by George Wilson, who learned them

N:from a recording of Winston 'Scotty' Fitzgerald.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:D

g4 ||:\

   "D" fgab a2d2 |  "A" d2c2 cBc2 | "A" a2c2 cBcb | "D" a2d2   dcde | "D" fgab     a2d2 |

   "A" d2c2 cBc2 |1 "A" a2ab agfe | "D" d6 g2    :|2 "A" a2 zb agfe | "D" d2 z2 "D7" =c4 ||

K:G

|: "G" Bc^cd e2B2 | "D7" d2c2 cBc2  |  "D7" e2c2 f3d |  "G" e2d2 d^cd=c |

   "G" B2g2 gfgd  |  "C" A2e2  ede2 | "D7" defe dcBA |1 "G"  G2D2 G2c2 :|2\

   "G" G2 z2 g4   |]["Final Ending" "G"  G2D2 G4 |]

 

X:2042

T:The Ballyvourney

T:Three Polkas from Touchstone ~ Polka #2

S:Touchstone, $2The New Land$0, Green Linnet SIF 1040, 1982. Polka No. 2 of $2Three Polkas$0.

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

U: s = !slide!       % To preserve font, staff layout & other formatting,

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%%writefields NQSDZ  % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

F:Tunes Home Page - http://fiddle.nhcountrydance.com/the-tunes.html

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K:Edor

   "Em" EF/G/ FE | "D" FD F/G/A | "Em" EF/G/ FE    | "D" F2 A2   |

   "Em" EF/G/ FE | "D" FD F/G/A | "G" B>A B/c/d      |1 "Em" e2 e2 :|2 "Em" e2 e ||

|: ((3A/B/c/) |\

   "D" dA FA     | "D" DA FA     | "G" B/=c/B/A/ GB | "A7" A2 AB/c/ |

   "D" dA FA     | "D" DA FA     | "G" B>A "Em" B/c/d |1 "A7" e2 e :|2 "A" e2 e2 |]

 

X:2044

T:Banks of Inverness

S:Laurie Andres, $2Fantastic Hornpipe$0. Rooster Records, RSTR 122, 1983.

N:Melody and chords from Laurie Andres, chords identified as well as I could!

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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%%writefields NQSDZ  % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

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K:G

   "G" D>E DB, | "G" DE G>A | "G" Bd "D7" A/c/"(B7/D#)"B/A/ | "Em" GE "C" EG |

   "G" D>E DB, | "G" DE G>A | "G" Bd "D7" A/c/B/A/ |1 "G" GG Gz :|2 "G" G2G ||

A |\

"G" Bd dc/B/   | "C" ce "(Am)" e>c     | "G" Bd "D7" A/c/B/A/ | "C" GE "D7" EG/A/ |

"G" Bd dc/B/   | "C" ce e>f            | "Em" ge "D7" fd      | "Em" e3f |

"G" ge "D7" fd | "Em" e/f/e/d/ "D7" BA | "G" Bd "D7" A/c/B/A/ | "Em" GE "C" EG |

"G" D>E DB,    | "G" DE  G>A           | "G" Bd "D7" A/c/B/A/ | "G" G3z |]

 

X:2282

T:Bill Sullivan's Polka

T:Mickey Chewing Bubble Gum

S:Maine Country Dance Orchestra, playing for dances in Bowdoinham, ME.

M:C|

L:1/4

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

U: s = !slide!       % To preserve font, staff layout & other formatting,

U: t = !trill!       % use the file header at the URL below. There are

%%writefields NQSDZ  % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

F:Tunes Home Page - http://fiddle.nhcountrydance.com/the-tunes.html

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K:A

|: "A" a2 a>f | "A" ec "(D)" a>f | "A" ec "(D)" a>f | "A" ec "E7" BA  |

   "A" a2 a>f | "A" ec "(D)" a>f | "A" ec "E7" B>c | "E7" BA "A" A2 :|

|: "A" ce ed/c/ | "D" df fe/d/ | "A" ce e>e | "E7" cB B2  |

   "A" ce ed/c/ | "D" df fe/d/ | "A" ce "E7" B>c | "E7" BA "A"  A2 :|

 

X:2469

%%staffsep 25pt

T:Boston Polka

S:Maine Country Dance Orchestra, playing for dances in Bowdoinham, ME.

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:D

   "D"  f/g/f/e/ dB  | "D" AD F>A |\

   "A7"  GE      e>d | "A7" cB c/B/A |

   "D"  f/g/f/e/ dB  | "D" AD F>A |\

   "A7"  GE ec/d/    |1 "A7" ed "D" de :|2\

   "A7" ed "D"  dB   ||

|: "D"  Af f/e/f | "G" Ag g/f/g |\

   "D"  Af f/e/f | "A7" g/f/e/d/ cB |

   "D"  Af f/e/f | "G" Ag g/f/g |\

   "D"  fg/f/ "A7" ec/d/ |1 "A7" ed "D" dB :|2\

   "A7" ed "D" de |]["Final" "A7" ed "D" d2 |]

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X:3249

T:The Chickadees' Polka

C:Bob McQuillen, October 1975

S:Bob McQuillen, $2Bob's Note Book Combination 1 & 2,$0 1982.

N:The melody in this version is as written in Bob's Note Book. There are no chords

N:written in for this tune so I did my best from listening and memory.

N:I also include a version from the playing of Rod and Randy Miller of New Hampshire.

N:Here are Bob's notes about the tune: "This is the tune the chickadees sing in

N:Mr. Scott Thomas' woodlot up in Norwich, Vt. I go up there every year, in the fall

N:when it's so beautiful, just to hear them sing it. (Sometimes I see a deer!)"

M: C

L:1/8

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

U: s = !slide!       % To preserve font, staff layout & other formatting,

U: t = !trill!       % use the file header at the URL below. There are

%%writefields NQSDZ  % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

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K: G

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%%text As Written by Bob McQuillen

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GA |\

"G" B2G2 D2GA | "G" B2G2 D2GA    | "G" B2G2 E2G2  | "C" E4 "G" D4 |

"C" C2E2 E3C  | "G" B,2D2 G2B2   | "A7" B2A2 E2B2 | "D7" B4 A2GA |

"G" B2G2 D2GA | "G" B2G2 D2GA    | "G" B2G2 E2G2  | "C" E4 "G" D4 |

"C" E2G2 c2e2 | "G" e2d2 B2dc    | "D7" B2A2 G2F2 | "G" G6 ||

dc |\

"G" B2B2 B2dc |"G"  B2B2 B2dc    | "G" B2d2 g2a2      | "G" b4 g4 |

"D" a3b a2g2  | "C" e3g "G" d2B2 | "Am" e2d2 c2B2     | "D" A6 dc |

"G" B2B2 B2dc | "G" B2B2 B2dc    | "G" B2d2 g2a2      | "G" b4 g4 |

"D" abag f2ef | "G" gage d2Bd    | "C" e2g2 "D7" f2a2 | "G" g6 |]

 

X:3251

T: The Chickadees' Polka

C:Bob McQuillen, October 1975

S:Bob McQuillen, $2Bob's Note Book Combination 1 & 2,$0 1982.

S:Rod & Randy Miller, $2New England Chestnuts Vol. 1,$0 Alcazar Records FR 203, 1980

N:This version of the tune comes from the playing of New Hampshire fiddlers

N:Rod & Randy Miller. It's interesting to compare it with Bob's version.Their

N:switch to the $2Silver and Gold Two-Step$0 is one of my favorite tune changes.

N:Here are Bob's notes about the tune: "This is the tune the chickadees sing in

N:Mr. Scott Thomas' woodlot up in Norwich, Vt. I go up there every year, in the fall

N:when it's so beautiful, just to hear them sing it. (Sometimes I see a deer!)"

M: C

L:1/8

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

U: s = !slide!       % To preserve font, staff layout & other formatting,

U: t = !trill!       % use the file header at the URL below. There are

%%writefields NQSDZ  % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

F:Tunes Home Page - http://fiddle.nhcountrydance.com/the-tunes.html

F:File Header & instructions - http://fiddle.nhcountrydance.com/headers.html

K: G

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text As Played by Rod & Randy Miller

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GA |\

"G" B2G2 D2GA | "G" B2>G2 D2GA | "G" BAGD  EFG2 | "C" E4 "G" D2>B,2 |

"C" C2E2 E2DC | "G" B,A,B,C D2B2 | "A7" B2A2 E2B2 | "D7" B4 ((3ABA) GA |

"G" B2G2 D2GA | "G" B2>G2 D2GA | "G" BAGD  EFG2 | "C" E4 "G" D2>G2  |

"C" E2G2 "Am" c2e2 | "G" e2d2 "E7" B2dc | "A7" B2A2 "D7" G2F2 | "G" G6 ||

\

dc | "G" .B2.B2 .B2dc | "G" BGGF GBdc | "G" BBdd ggaa |   "G" b2bb gg^gg |

    "C" a3b a2g2 | "G" efge "G#dim" dBcd | "A7" e2d2 c2B2 | "D" [A6F6] dc |

    "G" .B2.B2 .B2dc | "G" BGGF GBdc | "G" BBdd ggaa |  "G" b2bb gg^gg |

    "C" abag "Am" ((3fgf) ef | "G" gage "E7" dBcd | "A7" e2g2 "D7" fga2 | "G" g6 |]

 

X:3261

T:Church Street

S:Bill Spence with Fennig's All-Star String Band, $2The Hammered Dulcimer Strikes Again.$0

S:Front Hall Records, FHR-10, 1977.

N:Bill Spence alternates St. Mary's and Church Street, which works very nicely.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

U: s = !slide!       % To preserve font, staff layout & other formatting,

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%%writefields NQSDZ  % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

F:Tunes Home Page - http://fiddle.nhcountrydance.com/the-tunes.html

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K:G

d3c \

|: "G" B2G2 D2>D2 |  "C"  E2c2 c2AB | "D"  c2E2 F2>E2   |  "G" D2d2 "D7" dedc |

   "G" B2G2 D2>D2 |  "Am"  E2c2 c2AB | "D7" cBAG FDEF  |1 "G" G2GG G2dc :|2 "G" G2d2 e2f2 ||

|: "G" .g4  "D7" .f4 | "C"  [ec]2>c2  c2d2 | "D7" .e4  .d4   |  "G" B2>B2  B2c2  |  "G" d2>e2  d2c2  |

   "Am" A2>c2 AcBA |1 "G" G2GA  "D7" B2c2 | "G"  d4   e2f2 :|2 "Am" G2g2 "D7" fgaf | "G" g2{a/}gf g4 |]

 

X:5403

%%scale .7

T:Emma's Tune

C:Sarah Hydorn

N:Sarah Hydorn plays flute in the Lamprey River Band. This tune (including chords)

N:was written by Sarah for her daughter.

M:4/4

L:1/4

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

U: s = !slide!       % To preserve font, staff layout & other formatting,

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K:G

 B/A/ |\

"G" G2 DG | "C" EC A>G | "D" FD d/e/d/c/ | "G" Bd ef |

"G" gd BG | "C" cE A>G | "D" Fd d/e/d/c/ | "G" BG G :|

L:1/8

|: BA |\

"G" G2B2 d2B2 | "C" gbag efed | "Am" cdec ABcA     | "D" FGAF D2BA |

"G" G2B2 d2B2 | "C" gbag efed | "Am" cdec "D" AGFG | "G" A2G2 G2 :|

 

X:6290

T:Fitzmaurice Polka

T:Hornpipe Polka

C:Fr J Smith

S:Laurie Andres, $2Fantastic Hornpipe$0. Rooster Records, RSTR 122, 1983.

S:Made well known by John Kimmel. Melody and chords from the playing of Laurie Andres

S:to the best of my ability.

N:The tune is played in both F (Laurie Andres, Philippe Bruneau) and G (John Kimmel, Patti Kusturok).

N:$2Sequence:$0 Play ABAC as desired; end with a final A part.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ Canadian ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

U: s = !slide!       % To preserve font, staff layout & other formatting,

U: t = !trill!       % use the file header at the URL below. There are

%%writefields NQSDZ  % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

F:Tunes Home Page - http://fiddle.nhcountrydance.com/the-tunes.html

F:File Header & instructions - http://fiddle.nhcountrydance.com/headers.html

K:F

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text Sequence: ABAC; repeat as desired. End on A Part.

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

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P:A

   "_Top row: alt. chords"  "F;F" .f2.f2 "C#dim;C" efge |\

   "Dm;F" .f2.f2 "Bb;Bb" df-fd |\

   "F/A;F" cdcA "F;F"FGAF | "Gm" GAGE "C" C2 ((3cde)  |

   "F" f2ff  "C" efge     | "F" ffff  "Bb" dffd       | "F" cdcA FGAF |1\

   "Gm" GA"C7"CE "F" F2 ((3cde) :|2 "Gm" GA"C7"CE "F" F2 ||

K:C

P:B

|: EF |\

   "C" G2EF GABc | "Dm" c2BB "G" BBBB | "Dm" .F2F2  "G7" A2F2   | "C" E2EE E2EF |

   "C" G2EF GABc | "Dm" A2FG ABcd     |  "G" fgfd Bcd/c/B |1\

   "C" cGE2 C2  :|2 "C" cG ((3EGE) C4 ||

P:C

   ((3EGc) |\

   "C" e4-edcA     | "C" G6  G2     | "F" A4- ABcA   | "C" G2g2  e2c2 |\

   "E7" E2-[E2B2]- [EB]EGB          | "Am" ccc2- c2B2|\

   "D7" A2AA- ABc2 | "G7" d2((3BdB) A2G2     |

   "C" e2ee- edcA  | "C" Ggec c'gec | "F" AAA2- ABcd | "E7" e8     |\

   "F" f2f2- ffed  | "C" gggz  "C#dim"z2G2   | "F" .A4 "G7" .B4    | "C" c2GG "G7" G2G2 ||

   "C" e2ee- edcA  | "C" Ggec c'gec | "F" AAA2- ABcA | "C" G2g2 e2c2 |\

   "E7" E2-[E2B2]- [EB]EGB | "Am" ccc2- c2B2 | "D7" A2AA- ABc2      | "G7" d2((3BdB) A2G2 |

   "C" e2ee- edcA  | "C" Ggec c'gec | "F" AAA2- ABcd | "E7"  e8     |\

   "F" f2f2- ffed  | "C" gggz  "C#dim"z2G2   | "F" .A4 "G7" .B4     | "C" c2cc c2z2 |]

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X:7042

T:Galway Belle

S:Maine Country Dance Orchestra, playing for dances in Bowdoinham, ME.

%%scale .7

M:4/4

L:1/4

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

U: s = !slide!       % To preserve font, staff layout & other formatting,

U: t = !trill!       % use the file header at the URL below. There are

%%writefields NQSDZ  % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

F:Tunes Home Page - http://fiddle.nhcountrydance.com/the-tunes.html

F:File Header & instructions - http://fiddle.nhcountrydance.com/headers.html

K:Em

  "Em" E>FGA | "Em" BeB>B | "D" A>FDF | "Em" E>F "D" DF |\

  "Em" E>FGA | "Em" BeB2  | "D" AFDF  | "Em" E2      E2:|

  "Em" eeB2  | "Em" eeB2  | "D" A>FDF | "Em" E>F "D" DF |\

  "Em" eeB2  | "Em" eeB2  | "D" A>FDF | "Em" E2      E2 ||

  "Em" eeB2  | "Em" eeB2  | "D" A>FDF | "Em" E>F "D" DF |\

  "Em" E>FGA | "Em" BeB>B | "D" AFDF  | "Em" E2      E2|]

 

X:7288

%%staffsep 25pt

T:Girl I Left Behind Me

N:The top row of chords make a good alternative when played now and then.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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%%writefields NQSDZ  % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

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K:G

   gf |\

"C;G" e2d2 "D7;G" B2G2 | "G;C" ABAG "C" E2D2  | "G"  G2G2     GABc | "D7" d4 B2gf |

"C;G" e2d2 "D7;G" B2G2 | "G;C" ABAG "C" E3G    | "D7" F2A2     D2EF | "G" G4  G2   :|

|: BA |\

"G" G2B2 d2ef  | "G" g2d2 B2G2     | "G"  B2d2     e2f2 | "G" g4 "D7" f2 gf |

"C;G" e2d2 "D7;G" B2G2 | "G;C" ABAG "C" E3G   | "D7" F2A2     D2EF | "G" G4      G2   :|1

 

X:10164

T:Jenny Lind

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              f layout & other formatting,

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K:D

   DE |\

   "D" F2A2 "G" G2B2 | "D"  A2f2 fef2 | "A7" G2e2 ede2 |  "D" F2d2 d2DE |

   "D" F2A2 "G" G2B2 | "D"  A2f2 fef2 | "A7" g2e2 egfe |1 "D" d2f2 d2  :|2 "D" d2f2 d4 ||

K:G

|: "C" g2e2      egfe | "G"  d2B2 BAB2 | "D7" c2A2 AGA2 |  "G" B2G2 G4   |

   "C" g2e2      egfe | "G"  d2B2 BAB2 | "D7" c2A2 AcBA |1 "G" G2B2 G4  :|2  "G" G2B2 G2  |]

 

X:10458

T:Johnny Mickey's

T:Touchstone, Polka No. 3 of Three Polkas

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:A

   "A" Ac EF | "A" A2 "(D)" Af | "A" ec BA         | "E7" e/f/e/c/ BA |\

   "A" Ac EF | "A" A2 "(D)" Af | "A" ec "E7" BA/B/ |1 "A" cA A2 :|2 "A" cA A ||

    B |\

   "A" ce ce | "D" a2 a>f       | "A" ec BA         | "E7" e/f/e/c/ BA |\

   "A" ce ce | "D" a2 a>f       | "A" ec "E7" BA/B/ | "A" cA A ||

    B |\

   "A" ce ce | "D" a2 a>f       | "A" ec BA         | "E7" e/f/e/c/ BA |\

   "A" Ac EF | "A" A2 "(D)" Af  | "A" ec "E7" BA/B/ | "A" cA A2 |]

 

X:12049

%%scale .7

T:Lastowski's Polka

C:Al MacIntire

S:Fourgone Conclusions, $2Contra Dance Music from Western Massachusetts.$0 Front Hall Records,

S:FHR-029, FHR-029CD, 1983.

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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%%writefields NQSDZ  % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

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K:D

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text End on an A part using the Final Ending

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

P:A

"D" Ad - dA | "D" FD DF | "A" G2  AF- | "A" FE- EF |\

"A" GA   FG | "A" AF E2 | "D" DF- FA  | "D" dA  FG       |

"D" Ad   AF | "D" D3 F  | "A" G2  AF- | "A" FE- EF |\

!segno!"A" GA FG | "A" AF E2 | "D" D2 "A" CE | "D" D2    ||

P:B

"A" EF/2G/2 |\

"D" Ad- dd- | "D" dB dB | "A" c2 ^Bc- | "A" c^B cB   |\

"A" .c2 ^B2 | "A" c2 e((3A/B/c/) | "D" df- fd | "A" A2 Bc |

"D" dd- dd- | "D" dB dB | "A" c2   ^Bc- | "A" c^B cB |\

"A" c2  e2  | "A" f2 e2 | "D" df "A" ce | "D" d2     ||

P:C

"A" ed/2e/2 |\

"D" ff- ff- | "D" fd fd | "Em" e2 ee- | "Em" ee- ee        |\

"A" e.e- ee | "A" g2 b2 | "D" aa- ad  | "D" [d2f2] ed/2e/2 |

"D" ff- ff- | "D" fd fd | "Em" e2 ee- | "Em" ee- ee        |\

"A" e2  ee  | "A" ge cB/2c/2 | "D" dA  "A" Bc | "D" dA FG  |]

%%vskip 15

%%textfont  Palatino-Bold 14

%%text Final Ending of the Last A Part:

%%vskip 15

%%deco fine 3 dacs 20 10 10 Fine

%%leftmargin  2cm

!fine! yyyy "G" G2 A2 | "A" B2  c2 | "D" d>A "A" Bc | "D" d2 d2  |]

%%leftmargin

 

X:12151

T:Leather Away the Wattle O

T:Touchstone, Polka #1 of Three Polkas

S:Touchstone, $2The New Land$0, Green Linnet SIF 1040, 1982. Polka No. 2 of $2Three Polkas$0. Also,

S:Laurie Andres, $2Fantastic Hornpipe$0. Rooster Records, RSTR 122, 1983.

S:Melody and chords identified to the best of my ability from the Laurie Andres record.

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

U: s = !slide!       % To preserve font, staff layout & other formatting,

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%%writefields NQSDZ  % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

F:Tunes Home Page - http://fiddle.nhcountrydance.com/the-tunes.html

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K:D

   f/e/ |\

   "D" dA FA     | "D" d>c df           | "A7" e>d cd          | "A7" ef g((3c/d/e/) |

   "D" af ec     | "G" d/e/d/B/ "D" AF  | "G" GB "A7" A/B/A/G/ |1 "A7" FD "D" D :|2 "A7" FD "D" Dz ||

|: "D" f>e fd    | "G" Bg g2            | "D" f>e "B7" fa      | "Em" gf "A7" ed/f/ |

   "D" af ec     | "G" d/e/d/B/ "D7" AF | "G" GB "A7" A/B/A/G/ |1 "A7" FD "D" Dz :|2 "A7" FD "D" D |]

 

X:15289

T:L'oiseau Bleu

T:Bluebird Reel

N:Omer Marcoux (outstanding Concord, NH fiddler) used to play this tune.

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ Canadian ~ Quebec ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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%%writefields NQSDZ  % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

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K:D

   "D" A>B AG | "D" FA d2 | "A7" cd e>e   | "D" de fd  |\

   "D" A>B AG | "D" FA d2 | "A7" cd ef/g/ | "A7" fe "D" d2 :|

|: "D" Ad f>f | "G" ef ge | "A7" Ac e>e   | "D" de fd  |\

   "D" Ad f>f | "G" ef ge | "A7" Ac ef/g/ | "A7" fe "D" d2 :|

 

X:16033

T:Packer's Falls Polka

C:Peter Yarensky, March 1988, Revised April 2017

N:Packer's Falls is in Durham NH on the Lamprey River.

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

U: s = !slide!       % To preserve font, staff layout & other formatting,

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%%writefields NQSDZ  % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

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K:G

 d ed |\

"D7" dA- A^G | "D7" AA/c/ BA | "G" GG- GA  | "G" BB AG |

"D7" FF- FG  | "D7" AA/c/ BA |1 "G" GG- GA |"G" B     :|2 "G"  Gz  "C" G>G | "G"  G ||

K:C

|: E F^F       | "C"  GG- GE   | "C" Gc B_B   | "F"  AA- AF | "F" Ad cA |

"G7" BB- BB/c/ | "G7" dd/f/ ed |1 "C"  c>d cA | "C" G      :|2 "C" cz "F" c>c | "C" c |]

%%vskip 15

 

X:16545

T:Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow

S:Old Grey Goose, $2Maine Country Dance Music and Song.$0 Folkways Records FD 6530, 1980.

M:2/4

L:1/8

N:The Am-C alternate chords on the last line reflect a bass line Doug Protsik sometimes

N:plays. A few chords are my best guesses but I think they are pretty accurate. The ending

N:is tricky; I think I got most of it but the timing in the last 3 measures may be slightly off.

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

U:s = !slide!        % To preserve font, staff layout & other formatting,

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%%writefields NQSDZ  % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

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%%annotationfont Palatino-BoldItalic 14

K:Am

AB |\

"Am" cc ec | "G" BB dB  | "Am" AG E2       | "Am" E2 AB     |\

"Am" cc ec | "G" BB dB  | "Am" .Az "G" .Ez | "Am" A2 AB     |

"Am" cc ec | "G" BB dB  | "Am" AG "Em" E2  | "Am" E2 ed     |\

"Am" cB AG | "Em" EA AB | "Am" A2 "F" c>B  | "Am" A2 "G" G2 ||

"C" c>d ef | "C" g2 ec  | "G" BA G2        | "G" G2 AB      |\

"C" c>d ef | "C" g2 eg  | "F" a>g a>g      | "F" a>g af     |

"Am;C" g2 "C;" fe  | "G" d2 ec  | "Am" BA "G" G2   | "G" G2 AB      |\

"@-8,45| To Final Ending" "Am"\

     ce cA | "Em" EA AB | "Am" c/B/A c/B/A | "Am" c/B/A     |]

%%vskip 20

%%textfont Palatino-Bold 16

%%text Here is the final ending to the tune.

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%begintext

On the recording Doug plays a series of bass notes (without chords).

These are indicated by letters followed by a number to indicate the octave

using standard pitch notation.

%%endtext

%%vskip 20

"Am" ce cA | "Em" EA AB | "A2" c/B/A "A2" c/B/A | "A2" c/B/A "A3" c/B/A |

"A2" c/B/A "A3" c/B/A | [M:3/4] "E3" c/B/A "A2" (3Acd  "C2"  (3edc |\

 [M:2/4] "A1"BG AG | A4 | "Am  " A4 |]

%%vskip 25

 

X:18154

T:Red River Cart

C:Andy De Jarlis

S:Andy De Jarlis, $2Canadian Old Time Music.$0 London EBX 4123, 1968.

S:Marcel Meilleur and the Red River Echoes, $2Andy DeJarlis' Fiddle Tunes.$0

S:Sunshine Records, SSBLP-427, 1977.

S:Melody as played by Andy De Jarlis. Chords from the Marcel Meilleur recording.

N:The Andy De Jarlis chords are included in the associated chord book.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ Canadian

H:This tune is from the NH Country Dance website. Look for more tunes

H:(New England, Canadian, Swedish) as well as resources for abc notation and

H:New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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%%writefields NQSDZ % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

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K:G

D2 |\

"G" {EF}GABc d2g2  | "G" b4>f4      | "G" a2>g2 g2B2    | "G" (B2d2) "Am" c4 |

"D7" (D2F2) (A2d2) | "D7" f4>{Bc}d4 | "D7" d2^cd .e2.d2 | "G" B4 G4 |

"G" (D2G2) (B2d2)  | "G" b4>f4      | "G" a2>f2 {a}g2B2 | "Am" d4 c4 |

"D7" a2aa a2g2     | "D7" f4-f(gfe) | "D7" dBcA E2F2    | (& G4 G2 & "G" x2 "D7" x2 "G" x2 &) ||

Bc |\

"G" .d2(de) dBGB   | "G" .d2(de) dBGB  | "G" d2g2 (g2f2)   | "E7" f2e2 "Am" e2(AB) |

"D7" .c2(cd) cBAB  | "D7" .c2(cd) cBAB | "D7" c2f2 f2{c}e2 | "G" e2d2 d2Bc |

"G" .d2(de) dBGB   | "G" .d2(de) dBGB  | "G" d2g2 (g2f2)   | "E7" f2e2 "Am" e4 |

"D7" {f}a2aa a2g2  | "D7" f4-f(gfe)    | "D7" dBcA E2F2    | (& G4 G2 & "G" x2 "D7" x2 "G" x2 &) |]

 

 

X:18156

T:Redwing

T:Red Wing

N:This is a reasonably standard New England/Canadian fiddle version of the tune.

N:There are many variations played on nearly all parts. I also include Ward

N:Allen's version of the tune.

C:Kerry Mills

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

U: s = !slide!       % To preserve font, staff layout & other formatting,

U: t = !trill!       % use the file header at the URL below. There are

%%writefields NQSDZ  % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

F:Tunes Home Page - http://fiddle.nhcountrydance.com/the-tunes.html

F:File Header & instructions - http://fiddle.nhcountrydance.com/headers.html

K:G

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text A Typical New England Version

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

|: D |\

"G" GG/F/ GB    | "G" d2 dB       | "C" ce ge       | "G" d3 B |

"D7" cc/B/ Ac   | "G" B/c/B/A/ GB |1 "A7" AE FG     | "D7" A/B/A/F/ E :|2 \

"A7" AE "D7" FD | "G" G2          |]

gf | \

"C" e2 c2       | "C" eg fe       | "G" d2 B2-      | "G" Bd ed |\

"D7" d2 A2-     | "D7" Ad ed      | "G" d2 B>c      | "G" dg f=f |

"C" e2 c2       | "C" eg fe       | "G" d2 B>B      | "G" Bd ed |\

"D7" d2 A2-     | "D7" A/B/c BA   | "G" G2 "D7" G>F | "G" G3 |]

 

X:18157

T:Redwing

T:Red Wing

C:Kerry Mills

S:Ward Allen, $2Ward Allen Presents Maple Leaf Hoedown Volume II$0. Sparton, SP 210, 1958.

N:This is as accurate a transcription as I could do given the limitations of

N:my abilities and of the software. I also present a fairly standard version elsewhere.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas

H:This tune is from the NH Country Dance website. Look for more tunes

H:(New England, Canadian, Swedish) as well as resources for abc notation and

H:New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

U:s = !slide!       % To preserve font, staff layout & other formatting,

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%%writefields NQSDZ % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

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K:G

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text As Played by Ward Allen

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

D2>(F2 |\

"G" G2)GF G2B2 | "G" d6 (AB)       | "C" c2e>f g2e2       | "G" d6 (AB) |

"D7" cdcB A2c2 | "G" BcBA G2B(c/B/ | "A7" A2)E2 F2G2      | "D7" ABAF ((3EFE) D(E/F/ |

"G" G2)GF G2B2 | "G" d4>B4         | "C" c2e>(f g2)e2     | "G" d4>B4   |

"D7" cdcB A2c2 | "G" BcBA G2B(c/B/ | "A7" A2)E2 "D7" F2D2 | "G" G4      ||

g2=f2 | \

(& "C" se3 x5  | "C" e2 x6  & (!-(!e2!-)!>[ed]2) [ce]4      | e2g2 f2e2 &)     | "G" d4 B4- | "G" B^cd2 e2d2 |

"D7" d4 A4-    | "D7" ABc2 e2d2    | "G" d4 B4-           | "G" B2<g2- ge=f2 |

(& "C" se3 x5  | "C" e2 x6  & (!-(!e2!-)!>[ed]2) [ce]4      | e2g2 f2e2 &)     | "G" d4 B4- | "G" B^cd2 e2d2 |

"D7" d4 A4-    | "D7" ABcA B2A2    | "G" G4 "D7" G2>A2    | "G" G4           |]

 

X:19039

T:Saint Mary's

S:Bill Spence with Fennig's All-Star String Band, $2The Hammered Dulcimer Strikes Again.$0

S:Front Hall Records, FHR-10, 1977.

N:Bill Spence alternates St. Mary's and Church Street, which works very nicely.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

U: s = !slide!       % To preserve font, staff layout & other formatting,

U: t = !trill!       % use the file header at the URL below. There are

%%writefields NQSDZ  % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

F:Tunes Home Page - http://fiddle.nhcountrydance.com/the-tunes.html

F:File Header & instructions - http://fiddle.nhcountrydance.com/headers.html

K:G

   D2 |\

"G" G2B2  "D7"  AcBA | "G"   G2g2 "C" efge | "G" d2B2      A2GA | "C" BcBA "D7" GFED |

"G" G2B2  "D7"  AcBA | "G"   G2g2 "C" efge | "G" d2B2 "D7" A2GA | "G" B2G2 G2       :|

|: dc |\

"G" B2d2 g3d  | "G" B2d2 g3d  | "G" B2d2 g2e2   | "D" f3g  f2fg |

"C" a2g2 efge | "G" d2B2 A2GA | "D7" B2e2 dBAB |1 "G" G6 :|2 "G" G4 z2 |]

 

X:19048

T:Sarah Hydorn's Polka

C:Sarah Hydorn

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Polka

G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

U: s = !slide!       % To preserve font, staff layout & other formatting,

U: t = !trill!       % use the file header at the URL below. There are

%%writefields NQSDZ  % accompanying instructions for how to use it.

F:Tunes Home Page - http://fiddle.nhcountrydance.com/the-tunes.html

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K:G

|: B c^c |\

"G"  d2B2 | "G" G2D2  | "C" E4-        | "C" Ec- cB  |\

"D7" A2F2 | "D7" D2EF | "G" G>F GA     | "G" BA Bc   |

"G"  d2B2 | "G" G2D2  | "C" E4-        | "C" Ec- cB  |\

"D7" A2F2 | "D7" D2EF | (& "G" x2 "C" x2 & G4- &)    | "G" G :|

|: d ef |\

"G"  g2d2   | "G" B2G2   | "C"  e4-    | "C"  ee fg  |\

"A7" a2e2   | "A7" ^c2A2 | "D7" ff- fe | "D7" d2ef   |

"G"  g>f ga | "G" gd BG  | "C"  c>B cd | "C"  eg fe  |\

"D7" dg fe  | dc BA      | (& "G" x2 "C" x2 & G4- &) | "G" G :|

 

Schottisches & Hornpipes Played For Schottisches

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X:2462

T:Bolger's Hornpipe

S:Fennig's All-Star String Band, $2Fennigmania$0. Front Hall Records, FHR-024, 1980.

S:Reissued as $2The Hammered Dulcimer Strikes Again & Fennigmania$0, FHR303 (CD).

N:They learned it from the Gallowglass Ceili Band. The melody and chords are transcribed

N:from the recording except some or all of the A7 chords likely started out as Am chords.

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Hornpipe

G:Couples Dances ~ Hornpipes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook. Look for more tunes plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:G

   ((3def) |\

"G" g2f>e      d2 B>A |  "C"  G>FG>A "G" B>GD2 | "C" D>GF>G "G" D>GF>G |  "A7" B>dc>B "D" A2((3def) |

"G" g2f>e      d2 B>A |  "C"  G>FG>A "G" B>GD2 | "C" D>GF>G "D" A>gf>e |1 "D"  d>cB>A "G" G2   :|2 "D" d>cB>A "G" G> ||

|: d^c>d |\

"G" B>DG>B "G7"  d>gf>g  |  "C"  e>Gc>d  e>gf>e  | "G" d>^cd>e "Em" d>=cc>B |  "A7" B>AA>G     "D"  A>d^c>d |

"G" B>DG>B  "G7" d>gf>g  |  "C"  e>Gc>d  e>gf>e  | "G" d>gf>e  "D" d>cB>A   |1  "G"  B2G2G> :|2 "G"  B4G2G2 |]

 

X:2475

T:The Boys of Blue Hill

T:Beaux of Oakhill

N:$2Boys of Blue Hill, Off to California$0 and $2Harvest Home$0 make an excellent medley.

N:I've known this for over 40 years; I have no idea where I originally learned it.

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Hornpipe

G:Couples Dances ~ Hornpipes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook. Look for more tunes plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:D

    d>B  |\

"D" {c}B>AF>A      D>AF>A | "G"  B>A ((3Bcd) "A" e2d>e  |\

"D"    f>ag>f "A"  e>gf>e | "D" d>fe>d "G" B2   (d>B)   |

"D"    B>AF>A      D>AF>A | "G"  B>A ((3Bcd) "A" e2d>e  |\

"D"    f>aa>f "A7" e>gf>e | "D"  d2d2            d2    :|

|: (f>g) |\

"D"    a>fd>f      a2g>f  | "Em" e>fg>a    "A7"  b2a>g  |\

"D"    f>ag>f "A"  e>gf>e | "D" d>fe>d      "G" B2(d>B) |

"D"    B>AF>A      D>AF>A | "G"  B>A ((3Bcd) "A" e2d>e  |\

"D"    f>aa>f "A7" e>gf>e | "D"  d2d2              d2  :|

 

X:3290

T:City of Savannah Hornpipe

S:Laurie Andres, $2Fantastic Hornpipe$0. Rooster Records, RSTR 122, 1983.

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Hornpipe

G:Couples Dances ~ Hornpipes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook. Look for more tunes plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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   F>G |\

   "D"  ((3ABA) F>A d>fa>f | "G" g>ab>a g>fe>d  |\

   "A7" c>de>d  c>dB>c     | "D" A>BG>A F>FG>^G |

   "D"  ((3ABA) F>A d>fa>f | "G" g>ab>a g>fe>d  |\

   "A7" c>eb>a  f>eB>c |1 "D" d2f2d2 :|2   "D"  d2f2 d2z2  ||

|: "A7" ((3efe) c>e a>ec'>e | "E7" b>e^g>e "A7" a>ec'>e |\

   "A7" ((3efe) c>e a>ec'>e | "E7" b>e^g>e "A7" a2a2    |

   "A7" ((3aba) g>a e>ac>a  | "D" ((3aba) f>a   d>aA>a  |\

   "G"  ((3gag) B>g "D" ((3fgf) A>f |1 "A7" ((3efe) A>c "D" d2d2 :|2\

   "A7" ((3efe) A>c "D" d2 |]

 

X:4044

T:Danse Terpsichora

S:Old Grey Goose, $2Maine Country Dance Music and Song.$0 Folkways Records FD 6530, 1980.

N:Their liner notes say: "We learned this one from Jehile P. Kierkoff of Montrose,

N:Pennsylvania, winner of the World Champion Fiddler's Contest in Waco, Texas in 1952.

N:Jehile told us that this tune was handed down by an ancient tribe of Phoenicians who

N:settled years ago in Sweden." I leave it you to decide its validity but it's a great story!

M:4/4

L:1/8

R:Schottische

G:Couples Dances ~ Schottisches ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook. Look for more tunes plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:G

   Bd |\

"D7" dcAF "G" Gz Bd | "D7" dcAF "G" Gz Bd | "D7" d2Bd      d2Bd | "D7" dcAF      "G" Gz Bd |

"D7" dcAF "G" Gz Bd | "D7" dcAF "G" Gz Bd | "G"  d2Bd "D7" f2df | "A7" af ((3gfe) "D7" d2 :|

|:  B2 |\

"C" c2cB ABcd | "G" edd^c d2ef | "G" ((3gag) fe "D7" ((3fgf) ed | "A7" edd^c "D7" d2  B2 |

"C" c2cB ABcd | "G" edd^c d2ef | "G" g2 Bd "D7"  dcAF |1 "G" G2"D7"B2"G"G2 :|2 "G" G2"D7"B2"G"G2 z2 ||

K:C

L:1/16

|: "C" e4c4 G4E4 | "F" D2A2 A2A2 - A3B A4 | "G" G2B2 B2B2 - B4 A3B |  "C" c3d e3c G8 |

   "C" e4c4 G4E4 | "F" D2A2 A2A2 - A3B A4 | "G" G2B2  B2B2 - B4 A3B |1 "C" c4"G"e4"C"c4 z4 :|2 "C" c4"G"e4"C"c4 |]

 

X:4155

T:Deer Run North

C:Bob McQuillen

S:Bob McQuillen, $2Bob's Note Book Combination 1 & 2,$0 1982.

S:Applejack with Bob McQuillen, $2Contra Dance Music New England Style.$0

S:Green Linnet SIF 1028, 1980.

M:4/4

L:1/8

R:Schottische

G:Couples Dances ~ Schottisches ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook. Look for more tunes plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:G

d>c |\

"G"  B2G>A "Em" B>GA>B | "Am" c>Bc>e "D7" d2d>c | "G" B>GB>d e>dB>G | "D7" c/2d/2c/2B/2 A>G A2 d>c |

"G"  B2G>A "Em" B>GA>B | "Am" c>Bc>e "D7" d2d>c | "G" B>GB>d "D7" e>gd>c | "G" B2G2G2 ||

F>G |\

"D7" A2c>A d>cB>A | "G" B2d>B "Em" G>Bd>B | "Am" c>de>d c>BA>G | "D7" F>GA>B A2 F>G |

"D7" A2c>A d>cB>A | "G" B2d>B G>Bd>B | "C" c>de>f "D7" g>ed>c | "G" B2G2G2 |]

 

X:6289

%%scale .70

T:Fisherman's Favorite

T:Fred Wilson's Clog

S:Bill Spence with Fennig's All-Stars, $2The Hammered Dulcimer,$0 Front Hall Records FHR-01, 1975.

N:This version of $2Fred Wilson's Clog$0 comes from Bill Spence and Fennig's All-Stars. It's been

N:adapted slightly to work better with the fiddle. Although played as a reel on the record,

N:it would make a great schottische.

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Schottische

G:Couples Dances ~ Schottisches ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:D

   AF |\

"D" DFAF "G" GBAG  | "D"  FAde fdAA | "A7" gAfA  eAdf | "A7" edcB AGFE |

"D" DFAF "G" GBAG  | "D"  FAde fdAA | "A7" gAfA  eAce | "D" de"A7"fe "D" d2 :|

|: cd |\

"A" eAAA "A" fAAA | "A" gAfA "A" eAAA | "A" gAfA eAdf   | "A7" edcB    AGFE |

"D" DFAF "G" GBAG | "D" FAde    fdAA  | "A7" gAfA ez ec | "D" de"A7"fe "D" d2 :|

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X:8048

T:Harvest Home

N:There are other chords that work in the first couple measures of the B part,

N:but I think it sounds stronger to stick with the A chord.

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Hornpipe

G:Couples Dances ~ Hornpipes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook. Look for more tunes plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:D

   (A>F) |\

"D" D>AF>A D>AF>A | "D" d>ef>e d>cB>A | "A7" e>Af>A g>Af>A | "A7" (3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE |

"D" D>AF>A D>AF>A | "D" d>ef>e d>cB>A | "A7" e>Af>A g>ec>e | "D" d2f2    d2    :|

|: (c>d) |\

"A" e>A (3AAA f>A (3AAA | "A" g>Af>A  e>A (3AAA | "A" e>Af>A  g>Af>A | "A" (3efe (3dcB "A7" (3ABA (3GFE |

"D" D>AF>A    D>AF>A    | "D" d>ef>e     d>cB>A | "A7" e>Af>A g>ec>e | "D" d2f2       d2          :|

 

X:13093

T:McCusker's Delight

S:Bill Spence with Fenning's All-Star String Band, $2The Hammered Dulcimer

S:$2Strikes Again.$0 Andy's Front Hall, FHR-010, 1977.

N:Available on CD as $2The Hammered Dulcimer Strikes Again & Fennigmania,$0,

N:FHR303 (CD). Often played in the key of A.

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Hornpipe

G:Couples Dances ~ Hornpipes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook. Look for more tunes plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:G

B,>A, |\

"G" G,>B,D>G B2A>G  | "D7" A>DF>A      c2B>A   |\

"G" B>Gd>B   g>dB>G | "D7" A>Bc>B      A>FE>D  |

"G" G,>B,D>G B2A>G  | "D7" A>DF>A      c2B>A   |\

"G" ((3Bcd) G>B "D7" ((3ABc) F>A | "G" G2g2G2 :|

|: ((3def) |\

"G" g>dB>d "G7" g2f>=f | "C"  e>cG>c e2d>c  |\

"G" B>Gd>B g>dB>G      | "D7" A>Bc>B A>FE>D |

"G" g>dB>d "G7" g2f>=f | "C"  e>cG>c e2d>c  |\

"G" ((3Bcd) G>B "D7" ((3ABc) F>A | "G" G2g2G2 :|

 

X:15186

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T:Off To Californa

T:The Whiskey Hornpipe

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Hornpipe

G:Couples Dances ~ Hornpipes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook. Look for more tunes plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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  ((3DEF) |\

"G" G>FG>B   "D7" A>GE>D  |  "G"  G>Bd>g "C"  e2 ((3def) |\

"G" g>fg>d   "Em" e>dB>G  | "Am"  A>BA>G "D7" E2 ((3DEF) |

"G" G>FG>B   "D7" A>GE>D  |  "G"  G>Bd>g "C"  e2 ((3def) |\

"G" g>fg>d        e>dB>G  | "D7"  A>G E2 "G"  G2        :|

|: ((3def) |\

"Em" g>fe>g  "Bm" f>ed>f  | "Em"  e>de>f "D7" e>dB>d     |\

"G" g>fg>d   "Em" e>dB>G  | "Am"  A>BA>G "D7" E2 ((3DEF) |

"G" G>FG>B   "D7" A>GE>D  | "G"   G>Bd>g  "C" e2 ((3def) |\

"G" g>fg>d        e>dB>G  | "D7"  A>G E2  "G" G2        :|

 

X:16466

T:Popcorn Schottische

C:Doug Protsik

S:Old Grey Goose, $2Maine Country Dance Music and Song.$0 Folkways Records FD 6530, 1980.

N:This is transcribed from the playing of Doug Protsik playing solo piano. In

N:places it's not obvious how it would translate to other instruments such as the fiddle.

N:The quarter note rests in the second part could be accompanied by an A natural bass note.

N:I will leave it to you to decide whether or not to slur the triplets. As Doug plays it,

N:the triplets in the A part don't feel slurred whereas the B-part triplets do.

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Schottische

G:Couples Dances ~ Schottisches ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook. Look for more tunes plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:D

    A/2 B>c |\

"D" d>dc>d B>dA>d |  "A7" G>E (3EDE (3EFG (3ABc |\

"D" d>Dc>D B>DA>D |1 "A7" G>E (3EDE "D" D3/2 :|2 "A7" G>E (3EDE "D" D2z2 ||

K:A

|: "A"  (3CEA c>B A>=GF>E |  "D" (3DFA f>e d>cB>A   |\

   "E7" G>AB>G  E>dc>B      |  "A" (3ABc (3BAF E2z2 |

   "A"  (3CEA c>B A>=GF>E |  "D" (3DFA f>e d>cB>A   |\

   "E7" G>AB>G  E>dc>B      |1 "A" A>Ec>E A2z2 :|2 "A" A>Ec>E A3/2 |]

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