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A Collection of Fiddle Tunes of New England & Related Traditions

Fiddle Tunes in abc Notation: Tunes with Associated Dances in Many Formations
Contras, Longways, Squares, Circles & Other Formations

This is a diverse group of tunes. We tend to think of contras with their own tune as being mostly the chestnut contras (e.g. Chorus Jig, Hull's Victory, Money Musk). But there are also some more recent contras and longways dances written for specific tunes (both new and old; e.g. the Whistling Thief, the Sweets of May). Squares written for specific tunes are likely to be singing squares (e.g. Crooked Stovepipe, Just Because). Many but not all singing squares were written for fairly recent popular tunes. Then there are dances in other formations such as the Levi Jackson Rag (a five-couple dance) and Walpole Cottage (three facing three in a circle around the room), both dances composed by Pat Shaw. There's something particularly enjoyable about dancing a dance that's designed to fit a particular tune so nicely.

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.

 

 

 

Contradances

 

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X:3255

T:Chorus Jig

N:Play in the sequence ABCD; note that the B and D parts are identical so it's really ABCB.

N:Some people like to play a modal (C) chord during the 4th and 8th measures of the C part.

N:In my opinion this would better be done now and then for effect than all the time.

M:2/4

L:1/16

P:ABCD

R:Reel

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Contras ~ 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

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

K:D

P:A

   AG |\

"D" F2DF ABAG | "D" FADF A2d2    | "D" D3F ABAF  | "A7" GFEF G2     :| [K:G]

P:B

[| Bc |\

"G" dBcA BGFG | "D7" Ad^cd A2B=c | "G" dBcA BGFG | "D7" AcBA "G" G2Bc |

"G" dBcA BGFG | "C"  ABcd  efge  | "G" dBcA BGFG | "D7" AcBA "G" G2   || [K:D]

P:C

K:D

|: ag |\

"D" fddd fddd | "D" fdfg abag    | "D" fddd fddd | "A7" edef g2   :| [K:G]

P:D

[| Bc |\

"G" dBcA BGFG | "D7" Ad^cd A2B=c | "G" dBcA BGFG | "D7" AcBA "G" G2Bc |

"G" dBcA BGFG | "C"  ABcd  efge  | "G" dBcA BGFG | "D7" AcBA "G" G2    |]

"^(Alt. Version, C, meas. 4)" "C" =cdef g2   ||

 

X:7452

T:The Gobby-O

T:Jefferson and Liberty

N:Used for the dance Jefferson and Liberty. Thomas Jefferson used it as

N:a campaign song too.

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Jig

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Contras ~ 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:Ador

   B |\

"Am" c2A A^GA     | "Am" E2A ABc    | "G"  B2G GBc     | "G" dBG  GAB    |

"Am" c2A A^GA     | "Am" E2A A2e    | "Am" edc "G" BAB |"Am" E2A A2     :|

|: c |\

"Am" A2B c2d     | "Em" e2f  g3    | "C"  e2f gfe     | "G"  dBA G2E    |

"Am" A2B c2d     | "Am" efg "D" a3 | "Am" edc "G" BAB | "Am" cAA A2    :|

 

X:8642

T:Hull's Victory

N:The dance goes very well with the tune; it can be disruptive to the dancers to

N:switch tunes. Bob McQuillen wrote a tune called $2Hull's Relief$0 that

N:makes a good change tune; it's sort of like $2Hull's Victory$0 inside out.

N:The other good change tune is Hull's Victory in D, with a switch back

N:to F at the end. Therefore I'm also including the tune in D in this collection.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Contras ~ 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

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   uc2 |\

"F" fcfa fcfg | "F" agfe     .f2AB | "C7" .c2cd .c2cB | "C7" ABGA "F" .F2.c2  |

"F" fcfa fcfa | "C" .g2gg .g2(ag) | "G7" fedc  =BcdB | "C"  c2c2 c2          :|

|: uc2 |\

"F" fefg agfe | "Bb" .d2.B2.B2 (ef) | "G7" g^fga    bag=f | "C" .e2.c2.c2 (de) |

"F" fcfa fcfa | "C7" gcgb gcgb      | "F"  agfa "C7" gfeg | "F" f2f2 f2       :|

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X:8643

T:Hull's Victory

N:It's best not to change tunes with Hull's Victory; it is likely to be disruptive

N:for the dancers. If you want a channge tune, consider Hull's Victory in D.

N:The usual sequence would be Hull's Victory in F, switch to D, and then back to F.

N:Hull's Victory in F is also included in this collection.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Contras ~ 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:D

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%%text In D (For use as a change tune)

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uA2 |\

"D" dAdf dAde | "D" fedc .d2FG | "A7" .A2AB .A2AG | "A7" FGEF "D" .D2.A2 |

"D" dAdf dAdf | "A" .e2ee .e2(fe) | "E7" dcBA ^GABG | "A" A2A2 A2 :|

|: uA2 |\

"D" dcde fedc | "G" .B2.G2.G2 (cd) | "E7" e^def gfe=d | "A" .c2.A2.A2 (Bc) |

"D" dAdf dAdf | "A7" eAeg eAeg | "D" fedf "A7" edce | "D" d2d2 d2 :|

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X:12034

T: Lady Walpole's Reel

T:Massai's Favorite

S:The chord choices are strongly influenced by Randy Miller's chords:

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

N:The alternate chords (top line) are a more conventional set.

M: 2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Contras ~ 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: Bb

F2|\

"Bb" B2d2 decd | "Bb" B2F2 F2FE           | "Bb" DFBF "Eb" EDEG | "F" FGFE "Bb" D2B,2 |

"Bb" BFdB fdgf | "Bb" bagf "Eb;Bdim" edcB |  "F;C" Acfc "Bb;C" BABd | "C" cBAG "F" F2    :|

|: f2|\

"Bb" fbfd BdBF      | "Eb" EDEF GFED     | "F;C" C2 gf edcB     | "F" ABcA F2 ((3fga)|

"Bb" bfdf "Eb" gece | "Bb" dfBd "F" cAF2 | "Bb" fgfe "F" dcBA | "Bb" B2d2 B2      :|

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"@0,60A1-A4, variations in A2 & A4 "\

"@430,60 B7-B8"\

"Bb" F2 | "Bb" B2d2 decd | "Bb" B2F2 FGFE  |"Bb" DFBF "Eb" EDEG | "F" FEDC "Bb" B,2F2 |\

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| fgfe "F" dcBA | "Bb" c2B2 B2 :|

 

X:12043

T:Lamplighter's Hornpipe

N:The top line of chords are alternate chord choices. Although in measures

N:B2 and B6 the E chord is generally played, I find the D chord to be a better fit

N:and to sound much fuller.

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Contras ~ 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:A

  cd |\

   "A" ecec eagf | "A" ecec eagf | "A" e2ce "F#m;A" fedc | "Bm;E7" d2B2 "E7" B2cd  |

   "A" ecec eagf | "A" ecec eagf | "D;A" efde "E7" cABG    | "A" E2A2 A2 :|

|:cd |\

   "A" edcd e2fe | "D;E7" dcBc d2ed | "A" cAcA "F#m;A" dcBA | "Bm;E7" GABc "E7" B2cd  |

   "A" edcd e2fe | "D;E7" dcBc d2ed | "A" caAc "E7" BAGB    | "A" A2c2 A2   :|

 

X:13464

T:Money Musk

C:Daniel Dow, 1776

S:New England contradances, and recordings by the Canterbury Country Dance

S:Orchestra, David Kaynor, Vivian Williams, Rod & Randy Miller.

N:Ralph Page (Northern Junket, Vol. 2 #11, Oct. 1951) said, "About one hundred years

N:ago in this part of New Hampshire the people dropped eight measures of music,

N:tho retaining the same number of figures. So you are doing a 32 measure dance

N:to 24 measures of music." Instead of playing the tune in the AABB sequence

N:as it had been, it was now played in the ABC sequence.

N:

N:The G chord is a fun but rather startling alternative, best used sparingly. I learned it

N:from the playing of Randy Miller, New England Chestnuts (Alcazar FR 203).

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Contras ~ 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:A

  f |"A" eAcA eAdf  |"A" eAcA "G;E7" Bcdf |"A" eAcA cdea |"E7" fdBe "A" cA A :|

|:g |"A" aefa eacg  |"A" aedb "E7" caBg |"A" aefa eace |\

[1"E7" fdBe "A" cA A:|2 "E7" fdBe "A" cA ||

P:C1

|:AB | "A" .c2c2 "D" d2>d2 | "A" .c2c2 "E7" B4 | "A" ABcd e2a2 |1 "E7" gefg "A" a2 :|2 "E7" gefg "A" a3 |]

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%%text Here are three variations on the C part. The second ending of the B part may need to be adjusted slightly to fit.

%%text The C parts presented here may be mixed in a tasteful fashion as long as there are 8 bars of C music.

%%text I have heard a few other distinct C parts played as well.

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P:C2

|:"A" ABcA "D" d2d2 |"A"  ABcA   "E7"B4 |"A" ABcd ecea |1"E7" gefg "A" a4 :|2"E7" gefg "A" a3 |]

P:C3

|:"A" ABcA "D" d2d2 |"A"  ABcA   "E7"B4 |"A" ABcd eaga |1"E7" gefg "A" a4  :|2"E7" gefg "A" a3 |]

P:C4

|:AB | "A" c2cA "D" d2dB | "A" c2cA "E7" B4 | "A" ABcd eaga |1 "E7" gefg "A" a2 :|2 "E7" gefg "A"  a3 |]

 

X:13470

T:Mother's Reel

N:When playing for a dance it generalliy makes sense to end at the end of the dance.

N:Otherwise it would resolve better to end on the A part or possibly the B part.

N:Carter and Kaity Newell of the Maine Country Dance Orchestra wrote a dance to this

N:tune. Because Carter is left handed, he adapted to the dance so it's

N:friendly to left-handed dancers.

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Contras ~ 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:C

  "C"  e3d  cBcA  |  "C"  GAGF EGFE  |\

   "G7" DGBG dGBG |  "G7" DGBd gagf  |

   "C"  efed cBcA |  "C"  GAGF EGFE  |\

   "G7" DGBG dGAB |1 "G7"  cedB "C" c2z2 :|2 "G7" cedB "C" c2 ||

K:G

|:Bc |\

"G"  d2d^c defg |  "G"  d2d^c defg |\

"Em" B3c   BAGA |  "Em" BcBA "D7;Em" B2Bc |

"G"  d2d^c defg |  "G"  d2d^c defg |\

"D7" abag  fdef |1 "D7"  gagf  "G" g2  :|2 "D7" gagf "G" g2z2 ||

K:C

|: "C" c2ec gcea | "C" ggec "G" BcdG  |\

  "C" c2ec gcea | "C" ggec "G" Bcd2 :|

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X:16170

T:Petronella

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Contras ~ 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:D

   (dA) |\

"D"  F2AF "A7" E2AF | "D" D2D2 D2(FA) | "D" d2cd      e2d2 | "A7" cdBc A2(dA) |

"D"  F2AF "A7" E2AF | "D" D2D2 D2(FA) | "D" d2cd "A7" e2c2 | "D"  d4 - d2    :|

|: (dA) |\

"D"  F2fd A2af | "G" g2gf edcB | "A7" A2ec A2ge | "D" f2fd AdAF |

"D" D2fd A2af | "G" g2gf edcB | "A7" A2ec Agec | "D" d4 - d2  :|

 

 

X:16170

T:Green Mountain Petronella

N:This tune has been used for Petronella in Vermont. It can be played by itself or,

N:as is often  done in New Hampshire, as a change tune for Petronella, preferably

N:with a switch back to Petronella at the end. The high part in the first half of

N:B2 comes from Rodney Miller, and is optional. The B chord in the second half

N:of B2 is also optional but adds a lot to the tune.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Contras ~ 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

|: "G" D2G2   GFGE  | "G" D2B2  B2>d2 | "D7" c2cB      ABcd |  "G"  e2d2     d^cd2 |

"G"  D2G2     GFGE  | "G" D2B2     B4 | "D7" cdcB "D7" ADEF |1 "G"  G2B2 G4 :|2 "G" G2B2 G3d ||

P:B1

yyy"G" g2g2 "D" f2f2 | "C" edeg "G" d4 | "C"  edef "G" gedc |  "A7" B2AG "D7" ABcd |

"G" g2g2 "D" f2f2    | "C" edeg "G" d4 | "C"  edef "G" gedc |  "D7" B2G2 "G"  G3d |

P:B2

yyy"G" g2g2 "D" f2f2 | "C" edeg "G" d4 | "C"  edef "G" gfga |  "A7" b2ba "D7" agfa |

"G" g2g2 "B" f2f2    | "C" edeg "G" d4 | "C"  edef "G" gedc |  "D7" B2G2 "G"  G4  |]

 

 

 

X:18468

T:Rory O'More

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:jig

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Contras ~ 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:A

   uf |\

"A" eAA cAA | "A" eAA A2f     | "A" edc      cBA | "E7" GBB Bcd |

"A" eAA cAA | "A" eAA "D" fed | "A" cde "E7" efg | "A"  aAA A2 :|

|: ua |\

"F#m" agf fcc | "Bm" dcB "F#m" A2G | "F#m" FGA ABc | "E7" cfe e>fg |

"F#m" agf fcc | "Bm" dcB "F#m" A2G | "F#m" FGA ABc | "E7" cfe e2  :|

 

X:23249

T:The Whistling Thief

N:This is an English country dance tune but Doug Protsik of Maine

N:wrote a contradance to the tune.

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:jig

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Contras ~ 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

   e |\

"G" d2B B2A | "G" B3 B2e | "G" d2B     Bcd | "C" e3 efg |\

"G" d2B B2A | "G" B3 Bcd | "C" ece "D" fdf | "G" g3-g2 :|

|: g |\

"D" fgf "C" efe | "D" def "G" g>fe | "D" fgf "C" efe | "D7" ded     cBA | "G" GAG BAG  |

"C" g3   -  g2e | "G" d2G     BAG  | "C" g3   -  g2e | "G"  d2B "D" ABA | "G" G3 - G2 :|

 

X:23282

T:William Litten Country Dance

C:William Litten

N:The book was compiled by Gale Huntington from Martha's Vineyard from a

N:manuscript found in a ship's log. William Litten transcribed, and in

N:some cases wrote, a set of tunes while out at sea during this time period.

N:I learned the tune from the Maine Country Dance Orchestra, and Doug Protsik

N:wrote a dance to the tune. Note that the measures are twice as long as in

N:most dance tunes: a piano player would play two oom-pahs per measure instead

N:of the usual one.

M:C

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Contras ~ 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:Gm

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|: c |\

"Gm" B/c/d Gd BG dB | "F"   A/B/c Fc AF cA |\

"Gm" B/c/d Gd BG dB | "D7" ^F/G/A DF "Gm" G2 G !fine! :|

A |\

"Bb" B3g B/B/B fd   | "F"  cd cB AB cA |\

"Gm" Gg- ga "D7" b/a/g  a/g/f | "Gm" g/a/b "Dm" af "Gm" g2 ga |

"Bb" g/a/b fd Bd gd | "F"  cd cB AB cA |\

"Gm" Bd g^f gB ce   | "D7" dB cA "Gm" G2 G !D.C.! ||

 

 

Longways Dances

 

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X:7042

T:Galopede

T:Yarmouth Reel

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Longways ~ 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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   dc |\

"G" B2Bc "D7" A2AB | "G" G2G2G2 AB | "C"  cBcd      edcB | "D7" A2A2A2 dc |

"G" B2Bc "D7" A2AB | "G" G2G2G2 AB | "C" cBAG "D7" FGAF | "G"  G2G2G2   :|

 dc |\

"G" B2gf "C" e2ed | "D7" dcBc A2dc | "G" B2gf "C"  edcB | "D7" A2A2A2 dc |

"G" B2gf "C" e2ed | "D7" dcBc A2dc | "G" BdcB "D7" AcBA | "G"  G2G2G2   ||

 Bc |\

"G" d2d2 d2g2 | "G" d2d2 d2g2 | "G" d2d2      edcB | "D" A2A2A2 Bc |

"G" d2d2 d2g2 | "G" d2d2 d2g2 | "C" edcB "D7" dcBA | "G" G2G2G2   |]

 

X:19695

T:Sweets of May

S:$2Canterbury Folk at the Marble Palace, Shake a Leg!$0 Andrea Record

S:Co., AR-1002, 1981. Also, learned from dancing the dance of the same

S:name to the calling and playing of Dudley Laufman every May for many years.

N:The upper row of chords are from the Canterbury Folk record. Although

N:Dick Nevell treat the second part as being in Em, they work quite nicely.

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Jig

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Longways ~ 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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   d2c |\

"G" BAG "D7" AFD | "G" G2G Gdc | "G" B2G      GAB | "D7" c3         A2c   |

"G" BAG "D7" AFD | "Em;G" G2G G2A | "C;G" BGB "D7" cAF |1 "G" G3 :|2 "G" Gz2 "(G#dim)" G3 y ||

|: "Em;Am" ABA A2G  | "Em;Am" E2F G3 | "Em;Am" ABA      c2d |  "D;G" e2d c2B |

"Em;Am" ABA A2G     | "Em;Am" E2F G3 | "Em;Am" ABc "D;G" B2G |1 "Em;Am" Az2 A3 :|2 "Em;Am" Az2 B2c ||

|: "G" d z2 d z2 | "D7" D3  dcB | "C"  c z2  c z2  | "D7" D3  E2F |

"G" G2D  G2A | "G"  B2A "C" B2c | "D7" ded cBA |1 "G"  G2A B2c :|2 "G"  G3  |]

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X:20245

T:The Willow Tree

N:There is a longways dance written for this tune; although I prefer to use

N:the three-part version of Pigtown Fling for the dance.

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Jig

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Longways ~ 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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    D |\

"G" G2A B2c | "G"                              d2g gdB | "C" cBA "D" d>BA | "G" G2F E2D |

"G" G2A B2c | "G (Em)" d2g gdB  | "C" cBA "D" AdF  |1 "G" G3 G2 :|2 "G" G3-G ||

|: FG |\

"D" A2A AGA | "G"        B3 G2G | "D" A2A     AGA | "G" B3 G2D |

"G" G2A B2c | "G (Em)" d2g gdB  | "C" cBA "D" AdF | "G" G3-G  :|

|: Bd |\

"C" e2A     ABc | "G" dBG     GAB | "D" c2A "G" B2G | "D"  A2F DBc |

"G" d2B "D" cBA | "G" BAG "C" ABc | "G" dBG "D" A2F |1 "G" G3-G :|2 "G" G3 G2 |]

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Square Dances

 

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X:3249

T:Chinese Breakdown

N:This version is strongly influenced by the playing of Omer Marcoux from Concord, NH.

N:His version has become fairly widespread in central and surrounding regions of New

N:Hampshire. I haven't been able to learn anything about its origin. I have heard a

N:couple recordings of fiddlers playing similar versions but I have been unable to find

N:them while preparing this web site.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Squares ~ 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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  ((3ABc)|\

"D" d2A2 B2A2     | "D" FFFF F2((3ABc)  | "D" d2A2 B2A2   | "A7" GGGG G2cd |

"A7" eeee e2d2    | "A7" cccc c2cB      | "A7" A2A2 B2A2  | "D" FFFF F2((3ABc) |

"D" d2A2 B2A2     | "D" FFFF F2E2       | "D" D2^D2 E2F2  | "G" G2GG G2cd |

"A7" eeee e2d2    | "A7" cccc c2B2      | "A7" A2A2 B2c2  | "D" d8 ||

   "D" f2f2- ffg2 | "D" a6 fe           | "D" d2d2 e2d2   | "A7" c8 |\

"A7" e2e2- eef2   | "A7" g6e2           | "A7" c2>d2 c2B2 | "D" A8 |

"D" f2f2- ffg2    |"D" a6 fe            | "D" d2d2 e2f2   | "G" g6 f2 |

"A7" eeee e2d2    | "A7" cccc c2B2      | "A7" A2A2 B2c2   | "D" d6 |]

 

X:3463

T:Coming Round the Mountain

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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

CD |\

"F"  FF FF | "F" DC A,C | "F"  F2 F>F  | "F"  F2 FG |\

"F"  AA AA | "F" cA FA  | "C7" G4 -  | "C7" G2 cB |

"F"  AA AA  | "F" GF FF  | "Bb" DD DD | "Bb" GF ED |\

"F" CC FG |"C7" AG DE  | "F"  F4 -  | "F"  F2 |]

 

X:3555

T:Crooked Stovepipe

N:This version of the tune is influenced by the playing of April Limber,

N:Marcel Robidas, Omer Marcoux and probably other New Hampshire fiddlers.

N:I'v also included a set of variations elsewhere in this collection.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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

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|: D2 |\

   "G"  G2B2 BcdB | "G"  G2B2 BcdB |  "G"   G2B2 e3B  | "D7" d2c2 cdcA |

   "D7" F2A2 ABcA | "D7" F2A2 ABcA | "D7" d2d2 e2f2 |1 "G" g2gg g2 :|2 "G" g4  ||

|: g2a2 |\

   "G"  b6 a2 | "G"  g6   f2   | "C"  e2e2  f2g2   |  "A7" a6 b2  |  "D7" c'6  a2   |\

   "D7" f6 e2 | "D7" d2d2 e2f2 |1 "G" g2>f2  :|2 "G" g6    |]

 

X:3656

T:Crooked Stovepipe

N:I've heard many different versions of this tune. Here are some of them. I probably wouldn't play

N:the tune this way but different variations could be used different times through, and expanded to

N:other parts of the tune. The straight melody is elsewhere in this collection.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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

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   D2 \

|: "G"  G2B2 BcdB | "G"  GBBG B2BA |  "G"   G2B2 e2BB  | "D7" d2c2 cdcA |

   "D7" F2A2 ABcA | "D7" F2A2 ABcd |1 "D7" e2d2 e2f2 | "G"  g2fe dcBA :|2 "D7" e2d2 edfd | "G" g6 a2 ||

|: "G"  b2b2- b2a2 | "G"  g4 gagf   | "C"  e2e2  f2g2   |  "A7" a6 b2  |  "D7" c'2c'2-  c'2a2   |\

   "D7" f4 fgfe | "D7" d2d2 e2f2 |1 "G" g2>d2 g2a2 :|2 "G" G2g2 g2z    |]

 

 

X:4048

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T:Darling Nelly Gray

M:2/4

L:1/8

N:Traditionally the last square of the evening at Monadnock area dances.

N:The alternate chords are worth considering. The Maple Sugar Band (Marcel

N:Robidas' band, Dover NH) played a G chord at the beginning of the B part. At the

N:Contoocook NH square dance they played something dramatic which is approximated

N:by the B7/E7 progression (although minor chords could be played instead).

N:It's most commonly played in D and G; the G version is elsewhere in this collection.

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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

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A, DF |\

"D" A2 A>B    | "D" AF "D7" ED | "G" G>A Bc  | "G" d2cB    |\

"D" A2 A>A    | "D" BA FD      | "A7" E2 E>F | "A7" EA, DF |

"D" A2 A>B    | "D" AF "D7" ED | "G" G>A Bc  | "G" d2cB    |\

"D" .A2 F>G   |"A7" AG EC      | "D" D2 D>E  | "D" D       ||

D EF |\

"G;A7" G2 G>G | "G;A7" G2A>G  | "D" GF FE      | "D" F2DF    |\

"D" A2 A>A    | "B7;D"  BA FD | "E7;A7" E2 E>F | "A7" EA, DF |

"D" A2 A>B    |"D" AF "D7" ED |"G" G>A Bc      | "G" d2cB    |\

"D" .A2 F>G   |"A7" AG EC     | "D" D2 D>E     | "D" D       |]

 

X:4049

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T:Darling Nelly Gray

M:2/4

L:1/8

N:Traditionally the last square of the evening at Monadnock area dances.

N:The alternate chords are worth considering. The Maple Sugar Band (Marcel

N:Robidas' band, Dover NH) played a IV chord at the beginning of the B part. At the

N:Contoocook NH square dance they played something dramatic which is approximated

N:by the E7-A7 progression (although minor chords could be played instead).

N:It's most commonly played in D and G; the D version is elsewhere in this collection.

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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

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D GB |\

"G" d2 d>e | "G" dB "G7" AG | "C" c>d ef | "C" g2fe |\

"G" d2 d>d | "G" ed BG | "D7" A2 A>B | "D7" AD GB |

"G" d2 d>e | "G" dB "G7" AG | "C" c>d ef | "C" g2fe |\

"G" .d2 B>c |"D7" dc AF | "G" G2 G>A | "G" G ||

G AB |\

"C""D7" c2 c>c | "C""D7" c2d>c | "G" cB BA | "G" B2GB |\

"G" d2 d>d | "E7""G" ed BG | "A7""D7" A2 A>B | "D7" AD GB |

"G" d2 d>e |"G" dB "G7" AG |"C" c>d ef | "C" g2fe |\

"G" .d2 B>c |"D7" dc AF | "G" G2 G>A | "G" G |]

 

X:4464

T:Don't Dilly Dally

S:As played by Lou Heath, 10/24/98, West Hopkinton, NH for a dance of the

S:same name called by George Hodgson.

N:George enjoyed calling this dance and would put on an English accent for

N:parts of the dance that we all found quite amusing.

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares

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:F

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"@-170,0Introduction"\

"F" F2F>G   | "F" AG F2  | "Bb" G2 GA      | "Bb" BGAB |\

"C7" c2 d2  | "C7" A2 G2 | "F" F4-         | "F" F3 ||

|:  A |\

"F" c2 d2   | "F" A2 GF   | "G7" G A2 G     | "G7" D4 |\

"C7" E2 c>c | "C7" cBG^G | "F" A4 -        | "F" A4 |

"A7" A2>B2  | "A7" A2>G2 | "A7" GG A2      | "Dm" G F2 G |\

"G7" G2>A2  | "G7" G2 F2 | "C" EE "G7"F^F  | "C7" Gccc ||

"F" c3 B    | "F" Ac2c   | "F" c>dcB       | "F" A c2 c |\

"F" c>dcA   | "F" GFDF   | "C7" G4-        | "C7" G4 |

"F" F2F>G   | "F" AG F2  | "Bb" G2 GA      | "Bb" BGAB |\

"C7" c2 d2  | "C7" A2 G2 | "F" F4-         | "F" F3 :|

 

X:7462

T:Golden Slippers

N:This is the usual version of the tune. There is also a square dance version

N:presented here. It has a half-length B part to fit the dance as usually called.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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

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de \

|:"D" f2f2 fede | "D" f2f2 f2de | "D" f2f2 g2>f2 | "A7" f2e2 e2cd |

"A7" e2e2 edcd | "A7" e2e2 e2cd | "A7" e2g2 f2e2 |1 "D" d6 de:|2 "D" d6 z2 ||

"D" A6 d2 | "D" f2e2 d2c2 | "G" B6 e2 | "E7" g2f2 e2d2 |\

"A7" c2>B2 c2d2 | "A7" e2c2 B2A2 | "D" d2>c2 d2e2 | "D" f8 |

"D" A6 d2 | "D" f2e2 d2c2 | "G" B6 e2 | "E7" g2f2 e2d2 |\

"A7" c2>B2 c2d2 | "A7" e4 g4 | "A7" f2>g2 f2e2 | "D" d6 |]

 

X:7464

T:Golden Slippers

N:The square dance version has a half-length B part because the chorus of

N:the dance is generally called as a promenade which is an 8-bar figure.

N:Occasionally someone will call a full-length chorus figure so it's always

N:good to check when playing for a caller for the first time. A version

N:with a full B part is also presented in this collection.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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 Square Dance Version

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

de \

|:"D" f2f2 fede | "D" f2f2 f2de | "D" f2f2 g2>f2 | "A7" f2e2 e2cd |

"A7" e2e2 edcd | "A7" e2e2 e2cd | "A7" e2g2 f2e2 |1 "D" d6 de:|2 "D" d6 z2 ||

"D" A6 d2 | "D" f2e2 d2c2 | "G" B6 e2 | "E7" g2f2 e2d2 |\

"A7" c2>B2 c2d2 | "A7" e4 e2g2 |  "A7" f2>g2 f2e2 | "D" d6 |]

 

X:8464

T:Honolulu Baby

T:Spanish Cavaliero

N:This is a version of the tune that is fairly typical of how it's been played

N:at square dances in New Hampshire over the past seventy or more years. It's

N:sometimes played in 6/8 time. I've also included a version by New Hampshire

N:fiddler Marcel Robidas which is much more elaborate.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text Basic Melody

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

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B,C |\

"G" D2B2 B2>^A2 | "G" B6 DD       | "C" E2c2 c2B2 | "C" c8    |\

"D7" D4 F2A2   | "D7" e4 d2^c2  | "G" d8 | "G" B4 B2c2 |

"G" d4 G2B2   | "G" d4- d2^cd | "C" e4c2A2 | "A7" E8 |\

"D7" D4 F2A2  | "D7" d4 c2F2   | "D7" A8   | "G" G6 |]

 

X:8465

T:Honolulu Baby

T:Spanish Cavaliero

N:This version was transcribed from the playing of Marcel Robidas (Tune

N:Recording Session at the Cuckoo's Nest, Dover, NH. Winter 1996). I have provided

N:a core version of the tune elsewhere.

M:2/4

L:1/16

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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 Marcel Robidas

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

B,C |\

"G" D2B2 B2>^A2 | "G" B4BAGF       | "C" E2c2 c2B2 | "C" c4-cgeg    |\

"D7" d4 ^c2d2   | "D7" e2ee d2^c2  | "G" d4-d^cd=c | "G" B4BABc     |

"G" d2B2 G2B2   | "G" d2g2-   gagd | "C" efed cBAG | "A7" E2G2 F2E2 |\

"D7" D2D2 F2A2  | "D7" e2d2 cAFG   | "D7" A2[GB]2- [GB]2[GB][GB]   | "G" [GB]4z2 |]

%%vskip 15

%%vskip 15

 

X:8470

T:Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight

N:This is how the tune is generally played. There is another part to it, which

N:is included in this collection.

M:C

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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 Square Dance Version

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

D GA |\

"G" B2B2 | "G" B3 (^A/B/ | "G" c)B^AB | "G" GDGB | "G" d2d2   | "G" d3 (^c/d/ | "G" e)d^cd | "G" BDEG |

"G" B2B2 | "G" B3 (^A/B/ | "G" c)B^AB | "G" G2FG | "D7" BA-AD | "D7" BA-AD    | "G" G4-    | "G" G |]

 

X:8472

T:Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight

S:Milt Appleby (NH fiddler), Phil Johnson (Lebanon, ME square dance caller).

N:I was visiting with Milt Appleby one day and we were playing some square dance

N:tunes. When we got to this one Milt mentioned that Phil Johnson had once taught

N:him the other part of the tune. Milt taught it to me, and when I looked it up,

N:sure enough the original score for this tune had an A part quite similar to

N:what I had just learned.

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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 Two-Part Version

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

D EG |\

"G" BB-BA  | "G" BAGE | "G" DD-DE | "G" D2DG | "G" BB-BA | "G" BAGB | "A7" AA-AB | "D7" A2GA |

"G" BB-BA | "G" BAGE | "G" DD-DE | "G" D2GA | "G" Bd-de | "G" dBGA | "D7" BB-BA | "G" G ||

D GA |\

"G" B2B2 | "G" B3 (^A/B/ | "G" c)B^AB | "G" GDGB | "G" d2d2   | "G" d3 (^c/d/ | "G" e)d^cd | "G" BDEG |

"G" B2B2 | "G" B3 (^A/B/ | "G" c)B^AB | "G" G2FG | "D7" BA-AD | "D7" BA-AD    | "G" G4-    | "G" G |]

 

X:12276

T:Life on the Ocean Wave

N:Harold Luce in Vermont had a very interesting version of this tune that

N:I present together with this one.

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Jig

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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:D.

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text A Reasonably Standard New England Version

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

"D"  A2A d2e | "D"  f3- fde | "D"  fef  g2f | "A7" e3 e2A |\

"A7" A2e e2f | "A7" g3 g2a |1 "A7" b2a gfe | "D"  f3 f3 :|2\

"A7" b2a gfe | "D"  d3 d2  ||

A |\

"D" ABA F2A | "D" ABA F2F | "A7" GAG E2F | "A7" G3 F2G |\

"D" ABA FGA | "G" B3  BAB | "A7" c2c ABc | "D"  d3-d3 |]

%%vskip 15

%%text April Limber played second half of the B part slightly differently:

%%vskip 15

"D" ABA F2F | "G" GAG  E3 | "A7" ABA B2c | "D"  d3-d3 |]

%%text Note that in her measure B6 an E7 or G#dim chord would work well.

%%vskip 15

 

X:12278

T:Life on the Ocean Wave

S:Harold Luce, Vermont fiddler, as played at dances.

N:Harold Luce from Vermont had an interesting version of the tune. The B part

N:is a full 16 measures; his call was to promenade twice around. There is also

N:a more conventional version of the tune in this collection.

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Jig

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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 Harold Luce

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

%%text Sequence: Introduction followed by AB As Needed

%%vskip 15

%%annotationfont  Palatino-Roman 16

%%indent 130

"@-160,10 Two-Line"\

"@-160,-10 Introduction"\

[P:Intro] G  |\

"G" D2D G2A  | "G" BB2- B2D | "G" BBB c2B   | "D7" [FA]3- [FA]2 [FA]- |\

"D7" [FA][FA][FA] [FA]2B    | "D7" cc2- c2B | "D7" c2c d2c | "G" B3-B2D- |

"G" DDD G2A  | "G" B3- B2D  | "G" BBB c2B   | "D7" [FA]3- [FA]2 [FA] |\

"D7" ddd d2B | "D7" ddd d2d | "D7" d2c B2A  | "G" [GB]3- [GB]2 ||

[P:A] G |\

"G" D2D G2A  | "G" BB2- B2B | "G" B2B c2B   | "D7" [FA]3- [FA]2 [FA] |\

"D7" [FA]2[FA] [FA]2B       | "D7" c3 A2A   | "D7" A2A G2A | "G" B3-B2D- |

"G" D2D G2A  | "G" B3 B2B   | "G" B2G F2G   | "D7" [FA]3- [FA]2 [FA] |\

"D7" d2d d2d | "D7" d2d d2d | "D7" d2c B2A  | "G" [GB]3- [GB]2 ||

[P:B] A |\

"G" ddd d2d  | "G" B2B B3   | "G" B2G F2G   | "D7" A3- A3 |\

"D7" fff f2f | "D7" aff f2e | "D7" d^cd ed=c | "G" B3- B2 g- |

"G" gfe d^cd | "G" edB GFE  | "G" DEF GAB   | "D7" dcA F3 |\

"D7" fed edc | "D7" dcB  cBA | "D7" d2c B2A | "G" G3- G2 |]

%%vskip 15

 

 

 

X:12290

T:Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane

S:Recording of Emerson Hill Square Dance. George Hodgson calling with

S:Lou Heath (fiddle), Walter Heath (piano), Frenchy [Wilfred French] (drums),

S:Royce Riddle (banjo), Bob Boynton (electric bass), Bob Messer (saxophone).

N:As played by Lou Heath. West Hopkinton, NH.

N:I've also included it in D as it's often played in that key.

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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 In F

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

%%annotationfont  Palatino-Roman 16

%%indent 150

"@-170,0Introduction" FG |\

"F" Ac AF | "C" GB AG | "F" F2 F>F | "F" Fz  ||

FA |\

"F" c2 c>d | "F" cA GF | "Bb" GF FD | "F" C2 FG |\

"F" A2 A>A | "F" AA GF | "C" G4 -   | "C" G2 FA |

"F" c2 c>d | "F" cA GF | "Bb" GF FD | "F" C2 FG |\

"F" Ac AF  | "C" GB AG | "F" F4 -   | "F" F2 GA ||

"Bb" B2 B>B | "Bb" B<d d>d | "F" dc cA | "F" c3A/G/ |\

"F" FF FF  | "F" dc cA | "C (G) " G4 - | "C" G2 AB |

"F" cc c>c | "F" cA GF | "Bb" GF FD | "F" C2 FG |\

"F" Ac AF  | "C" GB AG | "F" F4 -   | "F" F2  |]

 

X:12291

T:Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane

S:Recording of Emerson Hill Square Dance. George Hodgson calling with

S:Lou Heath (fiddle), Walter Heath (piano), Frenchy [Wilfred French] (drums),

S:Royce Riddle (banjo), Bob Boynton (electric bass), Bob Messer (saxophone).

N:As played by Lou Heath. West Hopkinton, NH.

N:The tune is often played in F so I'm including it in that key too.

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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:D

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text In D

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

%%annotationfont  Palatino-Roman 16

%%indent 150

"@-170,10 Introduction" DE |\

"D" FA FD | "A" EG FE | "D" D2 D>D | "D" Dz ||

DF |\

"D" A2 A>B | "D" AF ED | "G" ED DB,  | "D" A,2 DE |\

"D" F2 F>F | "D" FF ED | "A" E4 -    | "A" E2 DF |

"D" A2 A>B | "D" AF ED | "G" ED DB,  | "D" A,2 DE |\

"D" FA FD  | "A" EG FE | "D" D4 -    | "D" D2 EF ||

"G" G2 G>G | "G" G<B B>B | "D" BA AF | "D" A3F/2E/2 |\

"D" DD DD  | "D" BA AF | "A (E) " E4 - | "A" E2 FG |

"D" AA A>A | "D" AF ED | "G" ED DB,  | "D" A,2 DE |\

"D" FA FD  | "A" EG FE | "D" D4 -    | "D" D2 |]

 

 

 

X:13048

T:Maple Sugar

C:Ward Allen

N:Although originally a Canadian two-step, this is the square dance version.

N:It is used for the square dance Maple Sugar Gal. The full Ward Allen

N:two-step is presented in the Marches and Two-Steps section.

N:Although the original tune usually ends on an A part, the dance ends on a B part.

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Two-Step

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text Square Dance Version [End on a B part]

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

c d^d |\

"A" e2 e>f | "A"  ed cB | "A" c2 c>d | "A" c2 dc |\

"E7" cB Bc | "E7" dd cB | "A" dc cB  | "A" cA cd |

"A" e2 e>f | "A"  ed cB | "A" c2 c>d | "A" c2 dc |\

"E7" cB Bc | "E7" dd cB | "A" A2 A>B | "A" A2    ||

K:Emaj

GA |\

"E" B2 B>c | "E" BG Be  | "E" g2     gf   | "E" eB de  |\

"B7" f2f>g | "B7" fd cB | "E" ef/2e/2 dc  | "E" BG Bc  |

"E" B2 B>c | "E" BG Be  | "E" g>a     gf  | "E" eB de  |\

"B7" f2f>g | "B7" fd cB | "E" e2       d2 | "E7" =d    |]

 

X:18154

T:Red River Valley

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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:D

A,D |\

"D"  F2  FF | "D"  F2 E>F | "D"  ED- D2 - | "D"  D2 A,D |\

"D"  F2  DF | "D"  A2 GF | "A7" E4  - | "A7" E2 AG |

"D"  F2  FE | "D"  D2 EF | "G"  AG- G2 - | "G"  G2 CB, |\

"A7" A,2 CD | "A7" E2 FE | "D"  D4  - | "D"  D2 |]

 

X:19435

T:Snow Deer

S:This version of the tune is heavily influenced by Maine fiddler Lucien

S:Mathieu and by Old Grey Goose from Maine.

M:C|

R:Reel

G:Square Dance Tunes

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,

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:D

A2d2e2|\

"D" f2fe f2fe   | "D" f2d2 c2d2  | "E7" (& e4 x4 & e4 edef &)        | "E7" e2d2 c2B2| \

"A7" A4 e4-     | "A7" e2e2 c2B2 | "D" A4 f2>g2  | "D" f2A2 d2e2     |

"D" f2fe f2fe   | "D" f2d2 c2d2  | "E7" (& e4 x4 & e4 edef &)        | "E7" e2d2 c2B2| \

"A7" A4 g4      | "A7" f4 e4     | "D" d8-       | d2 d2 "D7" e2f2   ||

"G" g4 B4-      | "G" B2d2 c2B2  | "D" A4 f2>g2  | "D" f6 fg         |\

"A7" f2e2 e2^d2 | "A7" e6 ef     | "D" e2d2 d2e2 | "D" f2d2 "D7" e2f2|

"G" g4 B4-      | "G" B2d2 c2B2  | "D" A4 f2>g2  | "D" f6 fg         |\

"A7" f2e2 e2f2  | "A7" g2g2 B2c2 | "D" d4 d2>e2  | "D" d2            |]

 

 

X:23032

T:Wabash Cannon Ball

S:Frank Fortune calling with the Myron ("Mike") Colby Orchestra, Bradford, NH,

S:recorded by Clarence Jeffrey, probably mid 1950's.

N:I call it in F, but the original key was A; it's presented in that key too.

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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 In F

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

A,/2B,/2 |\

"F" CC F>G | "F" Ac- cc | "F" AA GF | "Bb" B,2>D2 |\

"C7" CC E>G | "C7" AG- GG |1 "C7" E>F ED | "F" C3 :|2\

"C7" EC DE | "F" F3 |]

 

X:23033

T:Wabash Cannon Ball

S:Frank Fortune calling with the Myron ("Mike") Colby Orchestra, Bradford, NH,

S:recorded by Clarence Jeffrey, probably mid 1950's.

N:This is in the original key of A; it's presented in F as well.

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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:A

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text In A

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

C/D/ |\

"A" EE A>B | "A" ce- ee | "A" cc BA | "D" D2>F2 |\

"E7" EE G>B | "E7" cB- BB |1 "E7" G>A GF | "A" E3 :|2\

"E7" GE FG | "A" A3 |]

 

 

 

X:23245

T:When You Wore A Tulip

C:Percy Renwich, 1914

N:This is a fairly standard version of the tune. I also present it as played

N:by Vermont fiddler Harold Luce.

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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 Standard Version

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

"G" DD2E   | "G" GG2A   | "G" BB2A  | "G" GB2A  |\

"C" GG2F   | "C" G2E2   | "G" D4-   | "G" DGF=F |

"C" Ec2B   | "C" cE2E   | "G" DB2^A | "G" BD "E7" ED |\

"A7" ^C2A2 | "A7" A2B2  | "D7" A4 - | "D7" A ||

B,C^C |\

"G" DD2E   | "G" GG2A   | "G" BB2A  | "G" GB2A  |\

"C" GG2F   | "C" G2A2   | "B7" F4 - | "B7" FFGF |

"E7" EB2^A | "E7" Bc2B  | "A7" EA2^G | "A7" AB2E |\

"A7" G2 FE | "D7" FGA2  | "G" G4-    | "G" G4    |]

 

X:23247

T:When You Wore A Tulip

C:Percy Renwich, 1914

S:Hartt Hollow, $2Smile Awhile$0. Record Co. of Vermont, RV411112, 1994; Harold

S:Luce and Wayne Doyle fiddling.

N:Harold Luce fiddled, played piano and called contras and squares in Vermont.

N:He was known to call, fiddle and play piano at the same time. He played and

N:called for many years for the Ed Larkin Dancers, a well-known Vermont

N:performance dance group. There are two fiddlers on the recording. This

N:version has both fiddling, and at times includes more than either played

N:at once. But it's certainly playable and makes for a nice version of the

N:tune. I also present a more standard version in this collection.

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Reel

G:Tunes with Associated Dances ~ Singing Squares ~ 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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%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text As Played by Harold Luce

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

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B,C^C |\

"G" DD2E   | "G" GG2A   | "G" Bd BA  | "G" GB2A  |\

"C" G2 GF   | "C" G2E2   | "G" DG, A,^A,   | "G" B,2 DD |

"C" Ec2B   | "C" cE2E   | "G" DB2^A | "G" BD "E7" ED |\

"A7" ^C2A2 | "A7" A2B2  | "D7" A4 - | "D7" A ||

B,C^C |\

"G" DD2E   | "G" GG2A   | "G" Bd BA  | "G" G2BA  |\

"C" G2GF   | "C" G2A2   | "B7" F4 - | "B7" FFGF |

"E7" E2B^A | "E7" Bc2B  | "A7" E2A^G | "A7" AB2E |\

"A7" G2 FE | "D7" FGA2  | "G" GD ^C=C    | "G" B,    |]

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%%text Here is the final ending (replaces last line):

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"A7" G2 FE | "D7" FGA2  | "G" G>E DB, | "G" G,z G2    |]

 

 

 

Circles & Other Formations

 

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%%textfont Palatino-BoldItalic 30

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%%center Circles & Other Formations

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 14

 

X:2049

T: La Bastringue

N: For a circle dance of the same name.

O: Québec

R: Reel

M: C|

L: 1/8

R:Reel

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Circle/Other ~ 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" f2ff f2gf | "A7" e2c2 "D" d2>d2 | "A7" c2d2 efec  | "D"  d2e2 f2d2    |

   "D" f2ff f2gf | "A7" e2c2 "D" d4    | "G" g2>f2 "A7" e2d2  | "A7" B2c2 "D" d4 :|

|: "D" d2fd adfd | "C" =c2ec gcec      | "D" d2fd adfa   | "A7" bgec dcBA    |

 *  "D" d2fd adfd | "C" =c2ec gcec      | "D" d2fd adfa   | "A7" bgec "D" d4 :|

 

X:12172

T:Levi Jackson Rag

N:The tune and dance were composed by Pat Shaw. The dance is a five-couple dance.

C:Pat Shaw, 1975

M:2/4

L:1/16

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Circle/Other ~ 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

"D7" d2e2f2 |\

"G"  g4d4   | "G"  edBd- "D7" dBA2 | "G"  G8 | "G"  D8    |\

"Bb" =F4_B4 | "Bb" d=fgf-     fdc2 | "Am" d8 | "D7" e4f4  |

"G"  g4d4   | "G"  edBd-      dBA2 | "C"  G8 | "C"  E6_E2 |\

"G"  D4 "E7" d4  | "A7" BGA_B- "D7" BGA2 | "G" G8- | "G" G2 ||

"G7" G2F2=F2     |\

"C"  EGAC EGEG   | "C" ACEG    EGAc | "Am"   e2ee- edc2 | "Am"   A8 |

"E"  ^GB^cE GBGB | "E" ^cE^GB  GBce | "C#m" ^g2gg- gfe2 | "C#m" ^c8 |

"E"  ^g2gg- gfe2 | "A7" =g2gg- gfe2 | "D"    f2ff- fede | "D7" fafe defa |

"G"  bage- "E7" edB2 | "A7" edBA- "D7" AGE2 | "G" G4- "C" G4- | "G" G2  |]

 

X:18452

T:The Roberts

N:I danced this dance to many musicians and callers. It's a 16-bar dance, sometimes

N:possibly danced as a 32-bar dance. This is my best recall of how it was played.

N:I consulted with recordings of April Limber and Dick Richardson. The tune

N:is related to Col. Robertson which is a three-part tune and some people

N:play all three parts with repeats.

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Jig

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Circle/Other ~ 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.

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

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K:D

%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text A New Hampshire Version, c. 1980

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

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 a |\

"D" fed A2d | "G" Bcd "D"   A2a | "D" fed A2d | "A7" c2e e2a |

"D" fed A2A | "G" Bcd "D"   A2A | "G" Bgf "A7" edc |"D" d3-d ||

fg |\

   "D"  afd f2a | "D"  fef def |    "A7" gfg ecA | "A7" gfg efg |

   "D"  afd f2a | "D"  fef def |    "G"  BGd "A7" cAe | "D" d3-d2 |]

 

X:18454

T:The Roberts

S:$2Dick Richardson: Old Time New Hampshire Fiddler.$0 Originally recorded 1952.

N:The previous version is what I remember dancing to with reference to a recording of

N:April Limber playing it for Duke Miller. This is a recording of Dick Rickardson

N:who played for Ralph Page for many years. The B part is different and not related to Col.

N:Robertson's. Interestingly in the recording of April playing it she plays this B part

N:the first time through. Dick Richardson repeated both parts.

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Jig

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Circle/Other ~ 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 Dick Richardson, 1952

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

 a |\

   "D" fed AFA | "G" BGB "D"   A2a | "D" fed A2d | "A7" c2e e2a |

   "D" fed AFA | "G" BGB "D"   A2A | "G" Bdd "A7" cAe |1 "D" d3-d2 :|2 "D" d3-dcd ||

K:A

|: "A" eee e2e | "D" fga "A" e2e | "A" c2A cde | "E7" BcB Bed |

   "A" c2e e2e | "D" fga "A" e2e | "A" cec "E7" dBG |1 "A" ABA Aed :|2 "A" ABA a2 |]

 

X:23042

T:Walpole Cottage

N:Pat Shaw wrote a dance of the same name to this tune.

N:The tune ends on a final introductory phrase (first line).

M:C|

L:1/4

G:Tunes With Associated Dances ~ Circle/Other ~ 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 Sequence: Intro-A-B-C; repeat as desired. End on Intro

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

yyyy "Em" e>f gf | "Em" ed cB | "A" Az "Em" ez | "A" az ||

P:A

yy "A7" A>G |\

"D"  FA  FA | "D" FA d>A | "G"  B>d cB | "D"  A3 A |\

"G"  B>d cB | "D" Ad fa  | "Em" ag- gf | "A7" e3 A/2G/2 |

"D"  FA  FA | "D" FA d>A | "G"  B>d cB | "D"  A3 A |\

"G"  B>d cB | "D" Ad fa  | "Em" f/2e/2d "A7" ec | "D" d3 ||

P:B

F |\

"Bm" B>c dc/2B/2 | "F#7" cf  -  fe | "Bm" dB "F#7" c^A | "Bm"  B3 "E7" B |\

"A"  c>d "E7" ed | "A"   cA "D" Bd | "A"  cA "E7"  B^G | "A"   A3 A |

"G"  B>c dc/2B/2 | "D"   AF  -  FA | "G"  B>c      de  | "F#7" f3 e |\

"Bm" d>e fe/2d/2 | "A"   ea "D" fd | "A"  cA "E7"  B^G | "A"   A2  ||

P:C

y30"A7" a>g |\

"D"  fd d/2e/2f/2d/2 | "A7" ec AB/2c/2 | "Bm" d>c dB | "D" A3 A |\

"G"  B>A BG | "D"  FA de      | "Em" f>a gf | "A7"  e3 a/2g/2 |

"D"  f>e fd | "A7" ec AB/2c/2 | "Bm" d>c dB | "F#m" A3 A |\

"G"  B>d cB | "D"  Ad fa      | "Em" f/2e/2d  "A7"  ec   | "D" d4 |]

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