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Jim Reid Tunes
#21
Good work, Nigel.

Friendly keys for the mandolin too which, as I hinted earlier, might not always be the case with musical notation from song sheets.... The melodies can be transposed, of course, according to taste and preference.
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#22
It was fortuitous to do The Wild Geese, because I'm doing a workshop next month with the theme of "Birds", and that song fits right in. I've got lots of tunes named after birds, so it's a case of whittling them down to the most suitable. There's a tune in Billy Jackson's St Mungo suite called "The Bird" (other tracks include "The Fish" and "The Bell". Quiz question: why?) which I quite like, but I'm not sure it's quite right for the workshop.
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#23
I guess The Desperate Battle of the Birds is out?...

Here's a somewhat more feasible one of mine:


Code:
X:2
T:The Bellbird
C:Jack Campin 1998
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=100
K:ADor
"Am"A2G    A2E|    cBc  A2G|"D"FAd "Am"EAc   |"Em"B>GF  E2G|
"Am"A2E "D"F2G|"Am"ABA  c2d|   cBA "D" FG/A/B|"Am"A>^GF A3:|
"C" e2e    c2d|    e=fe e2e|"G"B2c     d>BA  |"C" G>AF  E2G|
"Am"A2E "D"F2G|"Am"ABA  c2d|   cBA "D" FG/A/B|"Am"A>^GF A3:|

(I prefer that in G dorian but most people I run into find it harder that way).
YouTube will tell you what a bellbird really sounds like.  I had a Maori legend about it in mind.


Quote:Quiz question: why?

Where did the fish and the ring go?


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#24
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Thanks, Jack - nice tune!
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#25
another great Jim Reid tune, "The Spark in the Heather"

https://youtu.be/OAGQPRjFzQo

the one I could not remember last night

Alcluith
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