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Tune Links (16, indented)

A Collection of Fiddle Tunes of New England & Related Traditions

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.

 

 

X:16050

T:Pat the Budgie

C:Graham Townsend

N:This is a New England version of the Graham Townsend tune learned many years ago

N:from Becky Tracy and Susan Janssen. Some of the details may have been modified

N:but only slightly. Interestingly, the New England version has a third part (or

N:second part variation) that wasn't part of the original tune at all.

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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.

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K:C

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text New England Version

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

((3G,A,B,) |\

"C" C2CE G2GE | "F" FEFA d3c | "G7" BcBA G2AB | "C" c2cd ecGE |

"C" C2CE G2GE | "F" FEFA d3c | "G7" BcBA G2AB | "C" c2cB c2  :|

e2 |\

"F" f2fe fga2 | "C" gage c2Bc | "G7" dedB G2AB | "C" c2cB cde2 |

"F" f3e  fga2 | "C" gage c2Bc | "G7" dedB G2AB | "C" c2cB c2z2 ||

"C" [g2c2]z2 "F" [a3c3]a | "C" gage c2Bc | "G7"  dedB G2AB | "C" c2cB cde2 |

"C" [g2c2]z2 "F" [a3c3]a | "C" gage c2Bc | "G7" dedB G2AB | "C" c2cB c2z2 |]

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X:16051

T:Pat the Budgie

C:Graham Townsend

S:Graham Townsend, $2Famous Canadian Fiddlers Volume 1: Graham Townsend.$0

S:Banff, RBS 1083, 1960.

N:This is a transcripton of Graham Townsend's playing of the tune. The notes in

N:parentheses are ghost notes, a French Canadian fiddle technique in which two

N:up bows are separated by a barely audible down bow, giving the impression of

N:syncopation. See above for an example.

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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.

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K:C

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text As Played by Graham Townsend

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

   ((3G,A,B,) |\

"C" CB,CE GAGE | "F" FEFA d2dc      | "G7" ((3BcB) BA GABd  | "C" cBcA GAGF  |

"C" ECEF GAGE  | "F" FEFA "Dm" d2dc | "G7" yytB2 BA GABd    | "G7" ((3cdc) Bd "C" c2  :|

|: de |\

"F" f2{g}fe "F#dim" fagf | "C" e[ce]"<("">)"[ce][ce] [ce]2dc | "G7" BGGA BGAB | "C" cBcd ecde |

"F" f2{g}fe "F#dim" fagf | "C" e[ce]"<("">)"[ce][ce] [ce]2dc | "G7" BGGA BGAB | "C" ((3cdc) Bd c2 :|

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%%textfont Palatino-Bold 16

%%text Ghost note example

yy vBue"<("">)"veue | ve2 |

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X:16055

T:Pays de Haut

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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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K:D

  fg |\

"D" afaf d2ef | "A7" gfge c2ef | "A7" gfed c2A2 | "D" defg a2fg |

"D" afaf d2ef | "A7" gfge c2ef | "A7" gfed cABc | "D" d2f2d2   :|

|:A2 |\

"D" FAdA FAdA | "G" GBdB GBdB | "A7" ABcd efec | "D" defg a3A |

"D" FAdA FAdA | "G" GBdB GBdB | "A7" ABcd efec | "D" d2f2d2  :|

 

X:16277

T:Pigtown Fling

T:Stoney Point

N:As written it makes a great 48-bar tune and works very well for a dance called the

N:Willow Tree. It can also be played for a 32-bar dance in a few different ways:

N:It's often played ABAB, but can be played AABB or AABC as well.

M:C

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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:G

   "G" G2ge d2ed | "G" B2ge dBAB |\

   "G" G2ge d2ed | "D7"  BGAF "G" GFED |

   "G" G2ge d2ed | "G" B2ge dBAB |\

   "G" G2ge d2ed | "D7" BGAF "G" G4 :|

|: "Em" Be-ee e3g  | "D" fgaf "Em" gfed |\

   "Em" Be-ee e3g  | "B7" fgaf "Em" g2b2 |

   "Em" Be-ee e3g  | "D" fgaf "Em" gfed |\

   "Em" Be-ee e2ge |1 "D7" fgaf "G" g4  :|2"D7" fgaf "G" g2 ||

|:sg2- |\

"G" gfga bgbg |  "D7" fefg abaf |\

"G" gfga bgbg |  "D7" fgaf "G" g2 sg2- |

"G" gfga bgbg |  "D7" fefg abaf |\

"G" gfga bgbg |1  "D7" fgaf "G" g2  :|2 "D7" fgaf "G" g4 |]

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X:16286

T:Piper's Lass

S:Old New England, $2ONE IV.$0 Peterborough, NH, Whistler's Music WM9810, 2010.

N:I learned this many years ago from Deanna who is quite fond of the tune.

N:This version is based on playing the tune with her many times and on

N:the recording on Old New England's ONE IV. Chords are fairly standard.

N:The Bm and Em are alternate chords based on the playing of Bob McQuillen.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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" F2AF DFAF | "G" G2BG dGBG      | "D" FGAF "Bm;D" DFAd | "A7" BGFG "D" E2D2  |

"D" F2AF DFAF | "G" G2BG dGBG      | "D" FGAF "Bm;D" DFAd | "A7" BGFG "D" E2D2  ||

"D" ABde f2fa | "G" gefd "Em;G" edBd | "D" ABde "Bm;D" fefg | "A7" afdf "D" e2d2  |

"D" ABde f2fa | "G" gefd "Em;G" edBd | "A7" ABde fefg       | "A7" afdf "D" e2d2  |]

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X:16465

T:Poor Auld Woman

S:$2Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra.$0 F&W Records, F&W 3, 1972.

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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:Am

ed |\

"Am" c2Bc AcBA | "G"  GEGA GABd  | "Am" edcB       ABcd | "Am" e2A2 "E7" Afed |

"Am" c2Bc AcBA | "G"  GEGA GABd  | "Am" eg^fa "E7" gedB | "Am" A2A2A2   :|

|:e^f |\

"C"  g2ga gedB | "Am" A2A2 A2e^f | "C"  g2ga       gedc | "G"  BcBA G3B |

"Am" AEAB AcBA | "G" GEGA  GABd  | "Am" eg^fa "E7" gedB | "Am" A2A2A2  :|

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X:16545

T:President Garfield's Hornpipe

C:Harry Carlton

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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:Bb

  dc |\

"Bb" BFDF BFDF | "Bb" BABc dcde | "F7" fcAc fcAc | "F7" f=efg f_edc |

"Bb" BFDF BFDF | "Bb" BABc dcde | "F7" fgag fedc | "Bb" B2d2B2 :|

|:ba |\

"Eb" geBG EGBg | "Bb" fdBF DFBf | "F7" eAgf  eAgf  | "Bb" dBgf dBba |

"Eb" geBG EGBg | "Bb" fdBF DFBf | "F7" =efag f_edc | "Bb" B2d2B2 :|

 

X:17639

T:Quince Dillion's High D Tune

S:Allan Block, $2Alive & Well & Fiddling.$0 Living Folk Records (LFR 104), 1977

N:The tune was learned by Henry Reed from Quince Dillion. From there it was publicized

N:to a wider portion of the traditional music community by Alan Jabbour. Allan Block

N:and others called it Quince Dillon's High D Tune but Alan Jabbour points out

N:that his name was really Quince Dilion (Quincie on his gravestone).

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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

  FE |\

"D" D4     FFA2 | "D" dAde dcB2 | "A7" A2A2    cAe2 |  "A7" afa2 "D" d'2z2 |

"D" D2D2 F2A2 | "D" dAde dcB2 | "A7" ABAG    FDE2 |1 "D" D2DD  D2   :|2 "D" D2z2  ||

|:a3g |\

"D" fd-dA d2fe | "D" defg agf2 | "C" e[=ce]-[ce]G [c2e2]ed | "C" =cdef gag2 |

"D" fd-dA d2fe | "D" defg a2a2 | "A7" ABcd egfe |1 "D" d2d2 :|2 "D" d2dd d2 |]

%%vskip 15

%%textfont Palatino-Bold 14

%%text There were many variations. In the B-part the tied D and C naturals were sometimes played separately.

%%text Here are a couple others, from measures 2-5 of the B part.

%%vskip 15

 "D" defg a2gf | "C" e[=ce][ce]2 [c2e2]ed |  "C" =cde=f gag2 | "D" f[fd][fd]d [fd]2A2 |

 

X:17643

T:Quindaro Hornpipe

S:Newt Tolman & Kay Gilbert, $2Nelson Music Collection.$0 DR 8292, around 1970).

S:Melody from Newt Tolman, chords in part from the playing of Bob McQuillen.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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:G

  gf |\

"G" g2G2-    G2BG   | "D7" FADF "G" G2Bc |\

"G" dBed "C"  cBAG | "D7" FAD2-     D2gf |

"G" g2G2-   G2BG   | "D7" FADF "G" G2AB |\

"C" cedc "D7" BAGF | "G"  G2G2     G2  :|

|:dc |\

"G" BgBc      d2cB | "Am" caAB "D7" c2BA |\

"G" Bded "Em"  cBAG | "Am" FAD2- "D7" D2ga |

"G" bgfg "C"      dgfg | "G/B"  bgfg "C" dgfg |\

"D7" edcB  AGFA | "G"  G2B2 G2  :|

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X:18037

T:Ragtime Annie

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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

DE |\

"D"  F2BF AFBF | "D"  AFBF A2DE | "D"  F2BF AFBF | "A7" Ac-cc c2cB |

"A7" ABcA BcB2 | "A7" ABcA B2cB | "A7" ABcd egfe | "D"  d2dc  d2  :|

fg |\

"D"  a2ab  afdB | "D"  A4    A2fg | "D"  a2ab      afge  | "G" B6 ef |

"A7" gfef  gfef | "A7" gfe2  e2ef | "A7" gefd       edcB | "D" A6 fg |

"D"  a2ab  afde | "D"  ff3   f3e  | "D"  dd-dd "D7" e2f2 | "G" g8    |

"G"  gb-bg b2ag | "D"  fa-af a2fd | "A7" ABcd       egfe | "D" d4   ||

K:G

"D7" |: G3A |\

"G" BB-BB BGAB | "C" cc3 c2cB | "D7" Af-ff fdef |  "G" gfga g2dc |

"G" BB-BB BGAB | "C" cc3 c2cB | "D7" Af-ff fdef |1 "G" g4 :|2 "G" g6 |]

 

X:18041

T:Rakes of Mallow

T:Rakes of Marlow

N:The A chord in the A part is an alternative chord that clashes a bit with the melody

N:but is fun and sounds surprisingly good.

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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:G

  ((3DEF) |\

"G" G2B2 G2B2 | "G" G2B2 cBAG | "D7" F2A2      F2A2 | "A7;D7"  F2A2 "D7;" dcBA |

"G" G2B2 G2B2 | "G" G2B2 d3B  | "C" cBAG "D7" FGAc | "G"  B2G2 G2  :|

|:((3def) |\

"G" g2fe d2c2 | "G" B2c2 d3B  | "G" g2fe      d2c2 | "D7" B2d2 A3d  |

"G" g2fe d2c2 | "G" B2c2 d3B  | "C" cBAG "D7"  FGAc | "G"  B2G2 G2  :|

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X:18154

T:Red Haired Boy

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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

  A2 |\

"A"  EAAG  ABcd | "A" efec "D" d2cd   | "A" e2A2 ABcA      | "G"  BAEF  =G3F  |

"A"  EAAG  ABcd | "A" efec "D" d2cd   | "A" eaab "E7" a=ged | "A" c2 A2A2 :|

|:ef |\

"Em" =g2ef gfef | "Em" =gfec "D" d2cd | "A" eAA2 ABcA      | "G"  BAEF  =G3F  |

"A"  EAAG  ABcd | "A" efec "D" d2cd   | "A" ea-ab "E7" a=ged | "A" c2 A2A2 :|

 

X:18289

T:Rising of the Lamprey

C:Sarah Hydorn

M:4/4

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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:Em

  GF |\

"Em" E4 B4 | "Am" ABAG FGFE | "D" DEFG ABAG | "D"  FGFE D2GF |

"Em" E4 B4 | "Am" ABAG FGFE | "D" DEFG ABAF | "Em" G2E2 E2 :|

|: Bd |\

"Em" e4 B4 | "Am" dedc BcBA | "Em" GABG "D" AGFA | "Em" GFED B,2Bd |

"Em" e4 B4 | "Am" dedc BcBA | "Em" GABG "D" AGFA |  "Em" G2E2 E2 :|

 

X:18464

%%scale .70

T:La ronfleuse Gobeil

C:Willy Ringuette (A, B Parts)

S:Jean Carignan, $2Ti-Jean - Le Violoneux.$0 Totem, TO-9221, 1977.

N:Jean Carignan plays much of the tune in a fairly staccato style.

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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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K:D

  (f |\

"D" a2)fd Adfa | "A7" gece "D" fddf |\

"D" a2fd  Adfa | "A7" ge   "D" [e2c2]d3 :|

|:B |\

"D"  A2f2 {g}fef2  |  "G"  B2g2 {a}gfg2 |\

"A7" A2c2    ecAc  |  "D"  dcde    fafd |

"D"  A2>f2 {g}fef2 |  "G"  B2g2 {a}gfg2 |\

"A7" A3c     ecAc  | "A7" e2[^e2c2] "D" [f3d3] :|

|:d |\

"D"  faab afde    | "D"  fdad fddf      |\

"Em" efga  bgef   | "Em" (3gfe be gbeg  |

"D"  faa^g  afde  | "D"  fdad    fadf   |\

"Bm" .ez BA  BcdB | "A7" AFEF "D" D3   :|

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X:18468

T:Rose Tree

M:4/4

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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

  fe |\

"D" d2B2 A2F2 | "D" ABAF A2A2 | "D"  d2cd      e2de  | "A7" f2e2     e2fe |

"D" d2B2 A2F2 | "D" ABAF A2A2 | "D"  d2cd "A7" e2de  | "D"  f2d2     d2  :|

|:de |\

"D" f2e2 f2g2 | "D" a3b/2a/2 g2f2 | "Em" e2b2      b3a   | "Em" b2e2 "A" egfe |

"D" d2B2 A2F2 | "D" ABAF A2A2 | "D"  d2cd "A7" e2de  | "D"  f2d2     d2  :|

 

X:18470

%%scale .7

T:Ross's Reel No. 4

N:The Nelson Square Dance Orchestra started the A part with a Bb chord.

N:Ross's Reel is frequently played with Batchelder's Reel, often switching

N:back to the first tune before ending. The bowings written in for the B part

N:are a fairly common way of playing this tune.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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:F

  a2 |\

"Bb;C7" g3f e2d2 | "F" cdcB A2GF | "C7" ECEG c2cB | "F" AFAc f2a2 |

"C7" g3f e2d2    | "F" cdcB A2GF | "C7" EFGA Bcde | "F" f2a2f2   :|

|:(cB) |\

"F"  Accc dcc(c | "F"  Ac)fc  acf(c  | "F"  Ac)cc  dcc(c  | "F"  Ac)fc    acf(c |

"C7" Ac)cc dcc(c | "C7" =Bc)ec gc_b(c | "C7" =Bc)ec gc_bc | "C7" acgc "F" f2 :|

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X:18473

T:Rowe's Division

T:Rose Division

S:Learned from George Wilson and Fennig's All- Stars. It's likely that Alan Jabbour

S:is the source for most people. Alan learned it from North Carolina fiddler John

S:Lewis. Alan only had the spoken name so it's not clear if it's "Rose" or "Rowe's".

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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:C

  GA |\

"C" c2c2 e3d | "C" ceae gage | "G7" GABc dedc | "G7" B2a2 gage |

"C" c2c2 e3d | "C" ceae gage | "G7" GABc dfed | "C"  c2>c2 c2  :|

|:g2 |\

"F" a2b2 c'3g | "C" a2g2 edcA | "G7" GABc dfed | "C" cdcA G2g2 |

"F" a2b2 c'3g | "C" a2g2 edcA | "G7" GABc dfed | "C" c2cc c2  :|

%%vskip 10

%%textfont Palatino-Bold 16

%%annotationfont Palatino-BoldItalic 14

%%text Here are a couple of Alan Jabbour's variations.

%%vskip 20

"@0,30 Beginning of A part" cd |  e2G2 e2ed |\

%%staffbreak 1cm

"@0,30 A Part Measure 5"  (& x4 e3x & cB[ce]2 e3d &) |

 

X:19039

T:Saint Anne's Reel

N:This is a reasonably standard version of the tune. I've also included a version

N:from the playing of Marcel Robidas of Dover NH. The F#7 is a good alternate

N:transition chord in the B part.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text A  Fairly Standard Version

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

  Ad |\

"D" f2fg fedB | "D" A2FA DFAd | "G" B2BG BcdB | "A7" ((3ABA)F2 F2Ad |

"D" f2fg fedB | "D" A2FA DFAd | "G" BGBd "A7" cABc | "D" dfec  d2  :|

|:ag |\

"D" fdfa "F#7;D7" fdfa | "G" aggf g2gf | "A7" edcB ABce | "D" baa^g a2a=g |

"D" fdfa "F#7;D7" fdfa | "G" aggf g2gf | "A7" edcB Aceg | "D" fgec  d2   :|

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X:19040

T:Saint Anne's Reel

S:Marcel Robidas, Dover NH, from a recording made around 2000 intended for a CD.

N:Marcel had a soiree in the barn behind his house every Wednesday night for many

N:years. It was about the best and most fun music I've ever played. Marcel played

N:for square dances for many years and learned to play lots of interesting

N:variations. The next time through many of the details were different. This

N:represents one way he played the tune, and gives a feel for his style. The F#7

N:is a good alternate transition chord in the B part.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text As Played by Marcel Robidas

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

  Ad |\

"D" f2fg fedB | "D" AAFA DFAc   | "G" BBGB DGBG      | "A7" AAFA DFAd |

"D" f2fg fedB | "D" A2FA AFA=c  | "G" BGBd "A7" cAce | "D" d2[df][df] [df]2  :|

|:aa |\

"D" fdfa "F#7;D7" fdff    | "G" agga g2g/a/f  | "A7" eece Aece | "D" beaa a2 (3gag |

"D" ffdf "F#7;D7" Aedf | "G" aafa g2 (3fag | "A7" eece Aceg | "D" fgec  d2     :|

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X:19048

T:Sarah's New Tune

C:Sarah Hydorn

N:The Lamprey River Band used to play this one a lot. I found two sets of chords: one

N:in the sheet music and the other from the Lamprey River Band chord book. Where they

N:differ the ones from the chord book are shown in the top line.

M:4/4

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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:Amix

ed |\

   "A" c2A2 A2dc | "G" BAG2 G2ed    | "A" c2A2 e2c2     | "D" fedc "E7" B2ed    |

   "A" c2A2 A2dc | "G" BAG2 G2ed    | "A" c2Ac "G" BAG2 |1 "A" A6    :|2 "A" A8 ||

|: "A" a2e2 e2ae | "Em;G" g2e2 b2e2 | "A" a2e2 e2ae     | "G;D" ged2 "E7;E7" e2f^g |

   "A" a2e2 e2ae | "Em;G" g2e2 b2e2 | "A" a2ea "G" ged2 |1 "A" e6 f^g :|2 "A" e6 |]

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X:19105

T:Scollay's Reel

M:4/4

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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:Em

  "Em" E2EF G2A2 | "Em" BcBA GFGA | "Em" B2E2      E2G2 | "D"  FGAF D2GF |

  "Em" E2EF G2A2 | "Em" BcBA GFGA | "Em" B2Bc "B7" BAGF | "Em" G2E2 E4  :|

|: "Em" efge B2B2 | "Em" g2g2 B4   | "Am" c2BA "Em" G2G2 | "D"  FGAF D2F2 |

  "Em" E2EF G2A2 | "Em" BABd e2d2 | "Em" B2Bc "B7" BAGF | "Em" G2E2 E4  :|

 

X:19163

T:Reel du semeur

S:Philippe Bruneau, $2Danses pour veillés Canadiennes.$0 Philo, FI-2006, 1975.

N:The melody is based on the playing of Philippe Bruneau.

N:Chords are my best guess of what Yvan Brault is playing in his amazing accompaniment.

N:Here is a more basic accompaniment that would work:

N:

N:||: D D D D   D D D D   A A D D   A A D D :||

N:||: A A D D   A A D D   A A D D   A A D D :||

M:4/4

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ Canadian ~ Quebec

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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K:D

AA |\

"D" ABAG F2A2 | "D" f4 d2>A2 | "D" ABAG F2A2 | "D" f4 d4 |

"Em" e2>f2 "A" g2((3ege) | "D" dcde "Bm" fafd | "Em" c2>e2 "A7" egec |1\

"D" d2>d2 d2 :|2 "D" d2>d2 "D7" dd ||

|:df |\

"G" a2g2 "G#dim" ((3ege) ce | "D/A" g2f2 "Bm" d3e | "Em" f2e2 "A7" B2c2 | "D" dcde "D7" fadf |

"G" a2g2 "G#dim" ((3ege) ce | "D/A" g2f2 "Bm" d3c | "Em" B2g2 "A7" ((3ege)c2 |1\

"D" d2>d2 "D7" dd :|2 "D" d2>d2 d2 |]

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X:19249

T:Shingling the Roof

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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,

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

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K:D

  Ad |\

"D" f2ed "G" BcdB | "D" AFAd f2ed | "A7" cdef gagf | "A7" edcB AFAd |

"D" f2ed "G" BcdB | "D" AFAd f2ed | "A7" cdef gece | "D" df"A7"ec "D" d2  :|

|:FE |\

"D" DFAF dFAF | "D" DFAF dFAF | "G" G2BG dGBG  | "G" DGBG d2FE |

"D" DFAF dFAF | "D" DFAF d2cB | "A7" ABcd efec | "D" df"A7"ec "D" d2  :|

|:ag |\

"D" fa^ga bafd | "D" fa^ga bafd | "A7" eece aece | "A7" def=g a2ag |

"D" fa^ga bafd | "D" fa^ga bafd | "A7" eece aece |1 "D" df"A7"ec "D" d2  :|2 "D" df"A7"ec "D7" d2  ||

|:dc |\

"G" Bdgd Bdgd | "D" Adfd Adfd | "A7" edef gece | "D" defg "D7" a2dc |

"G" Bdgd Bdgd | "D" Adfd Adfd | "A7" edef gece | "D" df"A7"ec "D" d2  :|

 

X:19435

T:Snowflake Breakdown

C:Wally Traugott

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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,

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

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K:D

  ((3ABc) |\

"D" d2(fa) fedf | "D" edBA dBAF | "A" A,2CE A2AB       | "A7" cBAc BABc |

"D" d2(fa) fedf | "D" edBA dBAF | "A7" Acef ((3gfe) cA | "D" d[df]-[df][df] [df]2 :|

|:((3ABc) |\

"D" d2(fd) efdf | "D" a^g=gf edc=c | "Bb" _B2(Bd)   =fBdf | "Bb" _bg=fb "A7" gfb^c   |

"D" d2(fd) efdf | "D" a^g=gf edcB  | "A7" Acef ((3gfe) cA | "D"  d[df]-[df][df] [df]2 :|

 

X:19495

T:Spootiskerry

C:Ian Burns

N:It seems that there are relatively minor melodic differences between different versions.

N:Most people use the same chords (G, C, D7 and optinally Am, Em), but there is relatively

N:little consistency in their ordering. These chords are based on those used by Marianne

N:Taylor, but have been changed some over the years.

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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

  DE |\

"G" G2DE GDEG  | "G" DEGA  B2AB     | "G" G2DE "Em" GABd   | "Am" eged "D7" B2AB |

"G" G2DE GDEG  | "G" DEGA "G7" B2AB | "C" g2ed "Am" edBA   | "D7" B2 G2 "G" G2 :|

ef |\

"Em" g2ed edBA | "Em" BdBG "C" E2DE  | "G"  GABd "Em" eged | "Am" B2A2 "D7" A2ef |

"Em" g2ed edBA | "Em" BdBG "C" E2DE  | "G" GABd "D7" eged  | "G" B2G2 G2ef ||

"Em" g2ed edBA | "Em" BdBG "C" E2DE  | "G"  GABd "Em" eged | "Am" B2A2 "D7" A2DE |

"G"  G2DE GDEG | "G" DEGA "G7" B2AB  | "C"  g2ed "Am" edBA | "D7" B2 G2 "G" G2   |]

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X:19601

T:Staten Island

N:A classic of the New England repertoire that's rarely played any more around here.

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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:D

  (AG) |\

"D" FDFG A2A2 | "D" dfed dcBA | "G" B2GB "D" A2FA  | "A7" G2E2 E2(AG) |

"D" FDFG A2A2 | "D" dfed dcBA | "D" d2d2 "A7" efge | "D" f2d2 d2     :|

|:(fg) |\

"D" a2fa "A7" g2eg | "D" f2df "A7" ecA2 | "C" =c2c2     efge | "C" =c2c2 efge |

"D" a2fa "A7" g2eg | "D" f2df "A7" ecA2 | "D" d2d2 "A7" efge | "D" f2d2  d2  :|

%%vskip 20

 

X:19648

T:Surveyor's Reel

C:Andy De Jarlis

S:Andy De Jarlis, $2Red River Echoes, Vol 1.$0. London EB 5, 1959.

S:Andy De Jarlis, $2Backwoods Fiddle Tunes.$0 London EBX 4118, 1968.

N:When two rows of chords are given, the top is based on Red River Echoes

N:and the bottom row is from Backwoods Fiddle Tunes.

N:Andy's father was a surveyor for the railroad.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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.

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

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K:F

c2 |\

"F" fgfe fgaf | "F" c2{d}c=B c2Ac | "F" f2{g}fe fgaf | "Dm" dd2d d2fg |

"F/F" agfa "A/A" ((3gag) eg | "Bb/D" fefd "F/F" c2Ac |\

"Gm;C7" BAGF "C7" EFGE | "F" F2[F2A2] [F2A2] :|

|:cB|\

"F" AFcF dFcF | "F;Gm" (DF)cA "C7" G zcB | "F" AFcF dFc(A | "C7" B)AGE "F" F2cB |

"F" AFcF dFcF | "F;Gm" (DF)cA "C7" G2cB | "F" Acfa "C7" gfeg | "F" f2{g}fe f2 :|

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X:19699

T:Swing Away

T:Humours of Boston Hornpipe

S:$2New England Contradance Music$0. Kicking Mule Records, KM216, 1977.

S:I learned this from George Wilson from the $2New England Contradance Music$0

S:record. George Wilson learned it from a Canadian fiddler sampler

S:record where it was played in Bb. It's in Cole's 1000 Fiddle Tunes in Bb as

S:the Humours of Boston.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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

  DC |\

"G" B,CDF G2G2 | "G" FGAB "D7" c2c2 | "G" BdBG "D7" AcAF | "A7" AGFE "D7" DEDC |

"G" B,CDF G2G2 | "G" FGAB "D7" c2c2 | "G" BdBG "D7" AcAF | "G"  G2B2 G2  :|

|:Bc |\

"G" dBdB      g2fe | "G"  dcBA G2AB | "C" cded      cBAG | "D7" FGAF D2DC |

"G" B,DGD "C" CEAG | "D7" FGAB cedc | "G" BdBG "D7" AcAF | "G"  G2B2 G2  :|

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X:19699

T:Swinging On A Gate

%%staffsep        55pt                     % Separation between staffs

%%maxstaffsep     55pt                    % (minimum, maximum space allowed)

S:Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra, $2Swinging on a Gate,$0 Front Hall Records,

S:FHR-03, 1974 (both melody and chords).

N:The Em is a good alternate chord for effect or for general usage.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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

  d2 |\

"G" gedB G2AB | "Am" cABG AGEG  | "G"  DGBd g2g2 | "D7" fgag fdef |

"G" gedB G2AB | "Am " cABG AGEB | "Am" cABG AGEG | "D7" DGGF "G" G2 :|

|:d2 |\

"G" gfga bagf | "Em;G" gfed B2AG | "Am" EAAB cBAG     | "D7"  EAAB cdef |

"G" gfga bagf | "Em;G" gfed edBd | "C" cABG "D7" AGEG | "D7" DGGF "G" G2 :|

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X:20163

T:Temperance Reel

T:Teetotaler's Reel

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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:G

  D2 |\

"G" G2GF GABc | "G" dBge dBGA | "Em" B2E2 EFGA | "Em"  BAGB "D7" AGED |

"G" G2GF GABc | "G" dBge dBGA | "Em" B2E2 EFGA | "D7" BGAF "G"  G2   :|

|:GG |\

"Em" B2e2 edef | "Em" geaf gfed | "D"  A2d2 d^cde | "D"  fdaf     gfed |

"Em" B2e2 edef | "Em" geaf gfed | "Em" B2E2 EFGA  | "D7" BGAF "G" G2  :|

 

X:20270

T:Ti-Jean Bouribale

C:Andy DeJarlis

S:Andy De Jarlis, $2Et domino Les Femmes ont Chaud... .$0 London MB71, 1962.

N:Some of the chords are implied by the bass line, but are hard to hear clearly.

N:In the B part measures 3 and 4, the piano player kept a uniform rhythm. If you

N:want to respond to the rhythm of the melody, the simpler alternate chords work better.

L:1/8

M:4/4

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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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K:D

f>g |\

"D" a2ab afdf |"G" (fg2)g "A7" ((3 fgf) ec | "D" .dz fg afdB      | "A7" A2AA A2fg |

"D" a2ab afdf |"G" (fg2)g "A7" ((3 fgf) ec | "D" .dz fg "A7" abaA | "D" A.d"A7"z d "D" d2 :|

|:((3ABc) |\

 "D" defd "G" BcdB | "D" AFED "A7" ((3EFE) D>F | "D" (FA2)A "D;Bm" A2cA | "A7;Em" e2>e2 "A7" e2((3ABc) |

 "D" defd "G" BcdB |  "D" AFED "A7" ((3EFE) DD | "D" DFGA "G" BGAG      | "D" FD"A7"EC "D" D2 :|

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X:20561

T:Trumpet Reel

S:George Wilson, $2Northern Melodies.$0 NM1994CD, 1995.

L:1/16

M:2/4

R:Reel

G:Reels

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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K:Eb

CD |\

"Eb" E2E/E/E E2E/E/E | "Eb" GEGB eBGE   | "Bb" B,2B,/B,/B, B,2B,2 | "Bb" DB,DF BFDF |

"Eb" E2E/E/E E2E/E/E | "Eb" GEGB eBGE   | "Bb" Fgfe "F" dcB=A     |1 "Bb" B2{c}B=A B_AGF :|2 "Bb" B2dc B2BB ||

|: "Eb" (=AB)BB EBBE | "Ab" cded cBAG   | "F" ABcB AGFE    | "Bb" DEFE DB,CD |

"Eb" E2(DE) "Eb/Db" CEB,E | "Eb/C" E2(DE) "Eb/Cb" CEB,E   | "Bb" EcBA GFED  |1\

"Eb" (F2E2) E2BB    :|2 "Eb" (F2E2) E2  |]

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%%annotationfont Palatino-BoldItalic 14

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||"@0,45Measures like this ..." E2E/E/E E2E/E/E ||\

%%staffbreak 1.5cm

||"@-25,45 ... are often played like this." E2EE E2EE ||

 

X:23042

T:Walker Street

N:The F chord is from the Maple Sugar Band. Most people respond either by loving it

N:or with horrified expressions. Having learned it that way it's hard to go back

N:to a more generic chord. But if you really don't want to play it, a D7 will work!

N:The A7 chords are fun to use sometimes or all the time.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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:G

  "G" G2BG dGBG  | "D7;F" ABcd cBAG   | "G" Bdgd egdB | "A7;D7" cBAG "D7" FADF |

   "G" G2BG dGBG | "D7;F" ABcd cBAG   | "G" Bdgd egdc | "D7" BGAF "G"  G4  :|

|: "G" g2dg Bgdg  | "G"  gabg "C" agef | "G" g2dg Bgdg | "A7;D7" cBAG "D7" FADf |

  ";G" g2dg Bgdg | "G"  gabg "C" agef | "G" gfga gfed | "D7" egfa "G"  g4  :|

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X:23241

T:Whalen's Breakdown

M:2/4

L:1/16

C:Don Messer

R:Reel

G:Reels

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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K:C

e>f |\

"C"g2^f2 a2g2 | "C" gage c2dc | "G7"B2G2 A2B2 | "C"cBcd e2ef |

"C"g2^f2 a2g2 | "C" gage c2dc | "G7"B2G2 A2B2 | "C"c4-c2 :|

|:GF |\

"C"E2C2 D2E2  | "F"FEFG A2dc  | "G7"B2G2 A2B2 | "C"cBcd e2GF |

"C"E2C2 D2E2  | "F"FEFG A2dc  | "G7"B2G2 A2B2 | "C"c4-c2 :|]

 

X:23282

%%scale .70

T:Wild Goose Chase

S:From the repertoire of John Taggart, "Recollection of a Busy Life, the memoir of John

S:Adams Taggart (1854-1943)". This version is based on transcriptions from the book

S:reproduced by Randy as well as the New Hampshire Fiddlers Union, "The Music of John

S:Taggart (1854-1943)", Front Hall Records FHR-204C, 1989.

N:Much thanks to Randy Miller who found this book in the collection of the New Hampshire

N:Historical Society Library. The repertoire and sometimes interesting versions of tunes

N:likely represent the dance repertoire of the region a century or more ago.

N:The Bm chord was played sometimes on the Fiddlers Union recording.

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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"  A2c2 cBAc   | "A"  e2c2 cBAc  | "Bm;D" BABc dcBA    |  "E"  GABA     GEFG  |

"A"  A2c2 cBAc   | "A"  e2c2 cBAc  | "D" BABc "E7" dcBA  |1 "E7" EAGB "A" A2E2 :|2 "E7" EAGB "A" A2cB ||

|: "A"  Acec ecec | "D"  Adfd fdfd  | "A"  Acec ecec      |  "E7" dcBA      GBEG  |

"A"  Acec ecec   | "D"  Adfd fdfd  | "A7" eagf "E7" edcB |1 "A" A2a2  a2cB :|2 "A" A2a2 a4 |]

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X:23284

T:Wind That Shakes the Barley

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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" A2AB AFED | "G" B2BA BcdB | "D" A2AB AFED | "A7" gfed BcdB |

"D" A2AB AFED | "G" B2BA BcdB | "D" A2AB AFED | "A7" gfed Bcde ||

"D" f2fd "G" g2ge | "D" f2fd "A7" Bcde  | "D" f2fd "G" g2ge | "D" afed "A7" Bcde  |

"D" f2fd "G" g2ge |  "D" f2fd "A7" Bcde | "D" defg afba     | "G" gfed "A7" BcdB  |]

 

X:23465

T:Woodchopper's Reel

C:Ned Landry

N:As I play it. May also be played as a hornpipe. In measure A1, the fourth note

N:is often played as a B. The F# shown above is how Ned Landry actually

N:played it. For comparison I also include Ned Landry's version of the tune.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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.

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K:D

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text A New England Version

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

  fg |\

   "D" afdf AdFA | "D" DFAd f2ef | "A7" ((3gfe) ce Aceg | "A7" a^gab  a2f=g |

   "D" afdf AdFA | "D" DFAd f2ef | "A7" ((3gfe) ce Acec |1 "D" dfec d2     :|2 "D" dfec d4 ||

|: "D" DFAd ((3BdB) AF      | "D" DFAd ((3BdB) Az        | "A7" A,CEA ceae | "A7" gecB AGFE |

   "D" DFAd ((3BdB) AF     | "D" DFAd ((3BdB) Az        | "A7" A,CEA ceae |1\

   "A7" ((3gfe) cA "D" d4 :|2 "A7" ((3gfe) cA "D" d2 |]

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X:23465

T:Woodchopper's Reel

T:Wood Chopper's Breakdown

C:Ned Landry

S:Ned Landry, $2Wood Chopper's Breakdown.$0 RCA Victor Bluebird Series (78RPM) 55-3249-B.

N:This is the tune as played by Ned Landry. The second title is its actual title. There are a

N:number of differences between how Ned Landry plays it and how it's often played today. In

N:measure A4, the second G really is sharp. In the same measure it really is a D chord.

N:There are a couple places when the bass line is distinctive and worth noting.

N:In measures A3 and A7, the bass notes are | C# A |. In the B part measures 3-4,

N:the bass line is consistently | A B | C C# | and in measures 7-8 it's | A B | C-C# D |.

N:While not unusual they give a distinct feel to the tune.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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.

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K:D.t

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text As Played by Ned Landry

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

((3efg) |\

"D" afdf AdFA    | "D" DFAd ((3fgf) ef   | "A7" ((3gfe) ce AcEz | "D" a^gab  agf=g  |

"D" afdf AdFA    | "D" DFAd ((3fgf) ef   | "A7" ((3gfe) ce Acec |1 "D" d2dd d2     :|2 "D" d2dd d2 FE ||

|: "D" DFAd BdAF | "D" DFAd BdA"<("">)"F | "A7" A,CEA ceaf      | "A7" gfed cBAF       |

   "D" DFAd BdAF | "D" DFAd BdA"<("">)"F | "A7" A,CEA ceaf      |1 "A7" gece "D" d2d2 :|2 "A7" gece "D" d2 |]

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X:25169

T:Yester's Reel

C:

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

S:Learned by the band from Gale Huntington, Martha's Vineyard.

N:This tune was played frequently at the Bowdoinham, ME first Saturday contradance during

N:the 1980's. I take responsibility (or blame) for the G chords in the B part.

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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

  A |\

"D" d2 f/2e/2d | "A" e2 g/2f/2e | "D" fa     fd | "A" ce cA |\

"D" d2 f/2e/2d | "A" e2 g/2f/2e | "D" fa "A" Ac | "D" d3   :|

|:D |\

"D" D2 F/2E/2D | "D" D2 "G" dB  | "D" AF ED     | "A" E>D E<F |\

"D" D2 F/2E/2D | "D" D2 "G" dB  | "D" Af "A" ec | "D" d3     :|

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X:25471

T:You Married My Daughter But Yet You Didn't

N:When this version was first written our knowledge of French Canadian music was fairly limited,

N:and there were fairly limited resources for learning more. This was fairly typical of how

N:it was played in New England at the time. This is followed by a more Canadian version.

N:In measures B2 and B6 either chord works.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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.

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K:G

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text A 1980 New England Version

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

  B2d2 |\

"G" g4 fgaf | "G" g2g2 B2d2 | "D7" f4   efge | "D7" f2f2 B2d2 |\

"G" g4 fgaf | "G" g2g2 d2e2 | "D7" fgfe dcBA | "G"  G4       :|

|:BcdB |\

"G" G2B2 - BGB2 | "C;Am" d2c2 ABcA | "D7" F2A2 - AFA2 | "G" e2d2 BcdB |\

"G" G2B2 - BGB2 | "C;Am" d2c2 ABcA | "D7" F2fe   dcBA | "G" G4       :|

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X:25473

T:You Married My Daughter But Yet You Didn't

O:A Canadian version

N:There is a fairly  typically New England version of the tune above. This is

N:closer to how it's played in Canada. In measures B2 and B6 either chord works.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Reels ~ 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.

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K:G

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text A Canadian Version

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

  B2d2 |\

"G" g2g2 fgaf | "G" g2g2 B2d2 | "D7" f2f2   efge | "D7" f2f2 B2d2 |\

"G" g2g2 fgaf | "G" g2g2 B2d2 | "D7" fgfe dcBA   | "G"  G4       :|

|:BcdB |\

"G" G2BG DGBG | "C;Am" d2c2 ABcA | "D7" F2AF DFAF   | "G" e2d2 BcdB |\

"G" G2BG DGBG | "C;Am" d2c2 ABcA | "D7" F2fe dcBA   | "G" G4       :|

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%%textfont Palatino-Bold 16

%%annotationfont Palatino-BoldItalic 14

%%text Here are a couple common melodic variations.

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"@0,50Often in the A part (measures 1, 3, 5)"\

"@0,30 a quarter note is used for emphasis."\

"@340,50Marcel Robidas would pluck the"\

"@340,30 E string in the B part, measure 7."

|"^A1 & A5"g4 fgaf ||\

%%staffbreak .5cm

|"^A3"f4 efge ||\

%%staffbreak 1.5cm

 "^B7,8" F2!+!e2 dcBA   |  G4 :|\

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Fiddle Tunes in abc Notation: Reels, Part 2 (P–Z)

Here is the third page of Reels from Lamprey River Band Tunebook and other sources. See the first page for some discussion of reels.

Some of the tunes included here are probably really polkas, marches and hornpipes. I include them here because they are likely to be played as if they were reels, and used as reels would be used for dancing.

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