% UmfFaqSessionTunes.abc % % The Usenet group uk.music.folk suggest the following as tunes that might well % get you started in a (1-27 English and 28-36 Irish) music session. % See the FAQ at http://www.lesession.co.uk/umf for context. % % Jack Campin has published a companion file of tunes suitable for a Scottish session at % http://www.purr.demon.co.uk/jack/Music/ScottishSessionTunes.abc % % Different versions of many of these tunes exist, and people who play tunes together % regularly often develop their own subtlely distinct version - YVMV (Your Version May % Vary). Other than obvious transcription errors, which I'd be glad to know of and correct, % please count to ten and Google the phrase 'folk process in action' before emailing % me a complaint that my version is 'wrong'! As a last resort I will claim that all of these % tunes would be instantly recognised in the session at the Bulls Head, Mobberley, Cheshire, % on the first and third Tuesday of the month, and you'd be very welcome. % % Many of these tunes come from various abc files I've transcribed down the years, % hence the varying abc transcription styles: any tunes that I didn't transcribe myself % *should* still have the Z: field in, apologies if your transcription appears here uncredited, % email me and I'll put it right. % % If the key changes ('K:D') don't work for you try moving them to a line of their own. % If *all* this file is complete gibberish to you, allow me to direct you to % http://www.lesession.co.uk/abc for enlightenment. % % Get a beer, get a seat, tune up, and let's go! % % Steve Mansfield, contact(AT)lesession(DOT)co(DOT)uk, 14 October 2006. % X:1 T:Jacob T:Enrico M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Reel Z:Steve Mansfield January 2001 K:D A2 | d2 fe dcdB | ABAG F2 A2 | d2 ef gfgf | e2 a2 a2 A2 | d2 fe dcdB | ABAG F2 A2 | B2 gf edec | d2 d2 d2 :: fg | a2 ag fgfe | dedc B2 B2 | gagf efed | cdcB A2 (3ABc | d2 d2 cecA | d2 d2 cecA | d2 f2 edec | d2 d2 d2 :| X:2 T:Speed The Plough M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Reel Z:Steve Mansfield October 2000 K:G GABc dedB | dedB dedB | c2 ec B2 dB | A2 A2 A4 | GABc dedB | dedB dedB | c2 ec B2 dB | AGFA G4 :: g2 g2 g4 | g2 fe dB G2 | c2 ec B2 dB | A2 A2 A4 | g2 g2 g4 | g2 fe dB G2 | c2 ec B2 dB | AGFA G4 :| X:3 T:Michael Turner's Waltz M:3/4 R:Waltz Z:Steve Mansfield December 2000 K:G GA | B2 BG cA | d2d2 gf | e2e2 ge | d2d2 GA | B2 BG cA | d2d2 cA | G2G2 AB | G4 :|AB |: c2 cB AG | A2 A2 Bc | d2 de dc | d2 g2 f2 | e2 ef ge | d2d2 GA | B2 Bc BA |1 G2 A2 B2 :|2 G4|| X:4 T:Soldier's Joy M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Reel Z:Steve Mansfield 1998 K:D FG | AFDF AFDF | A2 d2 d2 B2 | AFDF AFDF | G2 E2 E2 FG | AFDF AFDF | A2 d2 d2 g2 | fafd egec | d2 f2 d2 :: e2 | f2 f2 fagf | e2 e2 efge | f2 f2 fagf | edcB A2 e2 | f2 f2 fagf | e2 e2 efge | fafd egec | d2 f2 d2 :| X:5 T:Walter Bulwer's Polka No. 2 R:Polka M:4/4 L:1/4 Z: Steve Mansfield 17/09/2006 K:G DGGF/G/ | AEE2 | F/G/A F/G/A | BGGF/E/ | DGGF/G/ | AEE2 | F/G/A/F/ DE/F/ | GB G2 ::[K:D] AABB | A/G/F/G/AA | G/F/E/F/GG | F/E/D/E/FF | AABB | A/G/F/G/AA | G/F/E/F/ G/A/B/c/ | dd d2 :| X:6 T:Walter Bulwer's Polka No. 1 R:Polka M:4/4 L:1/8 Z: Steve Mansfield 17/09/2006 K:G Bc | dcBd g3f | e2A2A2B2 | cBAc f3e | d2B2B2Bc | dcBd g3f | e2A2A2G2 | FGAB cdef |1 g2g2g2 :|2 g2g2 g4 |:[K:D] a2fg a2fg | agfge4 | e2a2gfe2 | dcde fefg | a2fg a2fg | agfge4 | e2a2 gfe2 |1 d2f2d4 :|2 d2f2d2 || X:7 T:New Rigged Ship M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Z:Steve Mansfield August 2001 K:D A | dcd d2 f | dcd d2 f | ecA Ace | ecA ABc |dcd d2 f | dcd d2 f | ecA ABc | d3 d2 :: f |a2 f a2 f | ded dfa | b2 g b2 g | efe efg | a2 f a2 f | def d2 f | ecA ABc | d3 d2 :| X:8 T:Harpur's Frolic M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Polka Z:Steve Mansfield 1999 K:D A/G/ | FA DA/G/| FA Dd | c>d ec | d/c/d/c/ dA/G/ | FA DA/G/ | FA Dd |c>d ec |1d3 :|2 dA de |: f2 d/c/d | ge e/f/g/e/ | fd df | e/d/c/B/ Ae | f2 d/c/d | ge e/f/g/e/ | fd ec |1dA de :|2 d3 || X:9 T:Bonny Kate M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Polka Z:Steve Mansfield 1999 K:G g>f g>f | gd d2 | c/d/e dc | BG GA | BG GA/B/ | cA Ac | B/c/d cB |1 Ad ef :|2 A2 A2 |: BG GA/B/ | cA dB | ec cd/e/ | f2 de/f/ | g>f ge | de/f/ gB | c/d/e d>c |1 BG GA :|2 BG G2 || X:10 T:Bacup Coconut Tune T: Tip Top Polka M:4/4 L:1/8 Z:Steve Mansfield 2000 K:G d2d2 dedc | B2B2 B2GA | B2B2B2d2 | A6 AB | c2c2 cdcB | A2A2 A2G2 | FGAB cdef | g2g2 g4 :: g2e2 edef | g2d2 d4 | B2B2 A2G2 | e2d2 d2ef| g2e2 edef | g2d2d4 | cBAB cdef | g2g2 g4 :| X:11 T:Sweets of May M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Z:Steve Mansfield 1998 K:D ag | f2d ecA | ded dag | f2d def | g3 gag | f2d ecA | ded dag | f2d ecA |1 d3 d :|2 d3 d3 |: efe e2d | B2c d3 | efe g2a | b2a g2f | efe e2d | B2c d3 | efe f2 d |1 e3 e3 :|2 e3 efg |: afd afd | A3 A3 | ge=c ge=c | A3 ABc |d2A d2e | f2d f2g | a2a gfe | d3 d3 :| X:12 T:Captain Leno's M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Z:Steve Mansfield 1998 K:G G2B d2d | gfe d3 | cdc BcB | ABA B2G | G2B d2d | gfe d3 | cdc BcB | ABA G3 :: B3 B3 | BAB c3 | B2c d2c | B2 A B2 G | B3 B3 | BAB c3 | B2 g dBG | ABA G3 :| X:13 T:Steamboat Hornpipe M:4/4 L:1/8 K:G (3def|: g2b>g d2g>d|B>cd>B G2A>B|c2e>c A2c>A|F>GA>B c>de>f | g2b>g d2g>d|B>cdB G2A>B|c>ed>c B>AG>F|1 A2G2 G2(3def:|2 A2G2 G2Bc :| |:d>Bd>B g2g2|e>ce>c a2a2|f2f2 g2g2 | a>gf>e d>e f>d | g2b>g d2g>d|B>cd>B G2A>B|c>ed>c B>AG>F|1 A2G2 G2Bc :|2 A2G2 G2 || X: 14 T: The Nutting Girl S: Jour EFDS, 1928 - under Field Town O: Bampton P: A.AB.(CB)2 B: Morris Ring Z: 2005 John Chambers M: 4/4 L: 1/8 N: F:http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/abc/England/ N: MorrisRing/Nutting_Girl_1.abc 2006-09-23 16:09:14 UT K: G B>A | G2 G>A B>A G>B | d2 (3cdc A2 G>F | G2 B>c d2 g2 | d4 d3 B | B>c e>c A2 B>c | B>c d>B G2 A>B | c2 (3AcA F2 D2 | G4 G2 || B>A | G2g2 g>e f>g | (3fgf d2 d2 B>c | d2 e>f (3gag f>e | f4 f3 e | d2 g2 g3 f | e2 d2 d3 B | A2 B2 c2 d2 | e>f g>e d>B c>A | G2 G>A B>A G>B | d2 (3cdB A2 G>F | G2 B>c d2 g2 | d4 d3 B | c>d e>c A2 B>c | B>c d>B G2 A>B | c2 (3AcA F2 D2 | G4 G2 || B>A | G4 G3 A | B3 A G3 B | d4 c4 | A4 F4 | G4 B3 c | d4 g4 | d4 d4 | d4 B4 | c>d e>c A2 B>c | B>c d>B G2 A>B | c2 (3AcA F2 D2 | G4 G2 || X:15 T:Maggie in the Wood M:4/4 L:1/4 K:G Major B/A/|GD GA|Be eg/e/|dB AG/A/|BA AB/A/|GD GA|Be eg/e/| dB AB/A/|G2 G:| e/f/|gf ed|ef ge|dB AG/A/| BA A|1 e/f/|gf ed|ef ge|dB AB/A/| G2 G:|2 B/A/|GD GA|Be eg/e/|dB AB/A/|G2 G || X:16 T:Three Around Three M:4/4 L:1/8 Z:Steve Mansfield 2002 K:G d2BA G2G2 | A2BA G2D2 | EDEF G2AB | c2B2 B2A2 | d2BA G2G2 | A2BA G2D2 | EDEF G2Ac | B2G2G4 :: d2ef gfed | e2e2 efge | d2B2B2AG | FGAB A4 | d2ef gfed| e2e2e2d2 | ef g2fg a2 | g4g4 :| X:17 T:Jimmy Allen Z:Nigel Gatherer 2001-9-29 M:2/4 L:1/8 N: F:http://jc.tzo.net/~jc/music/abc/England/ N: reel/JimmyAllen_1.abc 2006-09-23 16:15:39 UT K:D D>E|FD DE|F2 DE/F/|GE EF|G2 FE|Dd dc/B/| A2 F>G|AA GE|D2::G>E|Dd dc|BA GF|Ee ed| cA Bc|d>e dc/B/|A2 FA|B>A GF/E/|D2:| X:18 T:The Keel Row M:2/4 L:1/8 K:G d>c | B2 G>B | c2 A>c | B2 G>B | A>F D>D | B2 G>B | c2 A>c | B>G A>F | G2 :: d>c | B>d d>g | e2 d>c | B2 G>B | A>F D>D | B>d d>g | e2 d>c | B>G A>F | G2 :| X:19 T:Trumpet Hornpipe T:Captain Pugwash M:2/2 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe Z:Steve Mansfield K:G (3GGG G2 (3GGG G>d | B>G B>d g>d B>G | (3DDD D2 (3DDD D>A | F>D F>A d>A F>D | (3GGG G2 (3GGG G>d | B>G B>d g2 g2 | f>a g>f e>d ^c>e|1 d2 d2 d4 :|2 d2 d2 d2 B>c | |: (3ddd d2 (3ddd d2 | e>f g>f e>d c>B | c>d e>d c>B A>G | F>G A>F D2 E>F | (3GGG G2 (3=BBB B2| (3ccc c2 (3^ccc c2 | d>g f>e d>c B>A | G2 G2 G4 :| X:20 T:Morpeth Rant M:4/4 L:1/8 Z:Steve Mansfield 13 November 2001 K:D A2 | d2 AG FDFA | BGBd cAce | f2 fd gfed | c2 e2 e2 A2 | d2 AG FDFA | BGBd cAce | f2 fd gfed | A2 d2 d2 :: A2 | dfaf dfaf | gfef g2 ef | gfed cdeg | fefg f2 fd | dfaf dfaf | gfef g2 ef | gfed caag | f2 d2d2 :| X:21 T:Oyster girl M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Z:Steve Mansfield Dec 2000 K:G d |ded B2 G | A2 F D2 D | G2 G BGB | d2 c ABc | ded B2 g | f2 e c2 e | ded cAF | G3 G2 :: A | Bcd Bcd | e2 c e2 c | ABc ABc | d2 B dBc | ded B2 g | f2 e c2 e | ded cAF | G3 G2 :| X:22 T:Hunt The Squirrel M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig K:G D | G2 d d2 e | d3 B3 | GAB cBA | GAB A2 D | G2 d d2 e | d3 B3 | GAB cBA | G3 G2 :: G | c2 d edc | c2 d edc | c2 d e2 f | g3 gfe | d2 B d2 B | d3 B3 | GAB cBA | G3 G2 :| X:23 T:The Queen's Jig S:Playford M:6/8 L:1/8 K:D A| d2e fdf | g3 fga | fgf e2d | e3 A2A | d2e fdf | g3 fga | fgf e2d | (d3 d2) :: a | aba g2f | g3 fga | fgf e2d | e3 A2a | aba g2f | g3 fga | fgf e2d | (d3 d2) :| X:24 T:Haste To The Wedding M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Z:Steve Mansfield K:D A2 A A2 f | ede fed | A2 A A2 F | GFG EFG | ABA A2 f | ede fed | A2 A d2 e | fed d3 :: fga agf | gab bag | fga agf | gfg efg | a3 f3 | ede fed | ABA d2 e | fed d3 :| X:25 T:Smash the windows R:Jig M:6/8 L:1/8 Z:Steve Mansfield K:D A | DED F2A | d2f ecA | G2B F2A | E2F GFE | DED F2A | d2f ecA | Bgf edc | d3 d2 :| a | a2f d2e | f2g agf | g2e c2d | e2f gfe | f2d g2e | a2f bag | fed cde | d3 d2a | agf fed | Adf afd | gfe ecA | Ace gfe | fed gfe | agf bag | fed cde | d3 d2 || X:26 T:The Man in the Moon C:Trad M:3/4 L:1/4 Z:Steve Mansfield K:G D|G>A G | FED | GAB | c2B/c/ | d2c| BcA| (G3 | G2) :| B/c/ | d3 | d3 | cAB | c3| B>A B/c/ | dBG | EFG | AFD | G>A G | FED | GAB |c2B/c/ | d2c | BcA | (G3|G2) || X:27 T:Orange In Bloom T: Sherbourne Waltz M:3/4 L:1/4 R:Waltz Z:Steve Mansfield K:G D|E>GE|DGA|BdB|A2B/A/|GFE|DGA|BGG|1G2:|2G3|:B>AB/c/|dcB|AGA| Bcd|edB|AGA|BAG|E2D|EGE|DGA|BdB|A2B/A/|GFE|DGA|BGG|G3:| X:28 T:Kesh Jig M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Z:Steve Mansfield 1998-2001 K:G GAG GAB | ABA ABd | ede ged | ede dBA | GAG GAB | ABA ABd | ede ged |1 edB G3:|2 edB G2 A |: BAB dBd | ege dBG | BAB dBG | ABA AGA | BAB dBd | ege dBd | gfg aga | bge g3 :| X:28 T:Morrison's M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Z:Steve Mansfield 1998-2001 K:Bm EEE BEB | EBE AFD | EEE BEB | dcB AFD | EEE BEB | EBE AFD | GFG FGA | dAG FED :: Bee fee | aee fee | Bee fef | fag fed | Bee fee | aee fee | edc d2 A |BAG FED | Bee fee | aee fee | Bee fef | faf def | g2 g gfe | def g2 d | edc d2 A | BAG FED ||"last time" E6 || X:29 T:Tripping Upstairs M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Z:Steve Mansfield 13 November 2001 K:D FAd GBd | FAd fed | cdc ABc | dfe dBA | FAd GBd | FAd fed | cdc ABc | dfe d3 :: dBB fBB | fgf fed | cAA eAA | efe edc | FAd GBd | FAd fed | cBc ABc | dfe d3 :| X:30 T:The Lark in the Morning M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Z:Steve Mansfield 1998-2001 K:D AFA AFA | BGB BdB | AFA Ade | fed BdB | AFA AFA | BGB BGB | def afe |1 fed BdB :|2fed B3 |: def afa | bab afe | def afa | fed BAB | def afa | bab def | gag fgf | efe edB :: d2 f fef | fef fef | d2 f fef | edB BAB | d2 f fef | fef fef | gag fgf | efe edB :: Add fdd | edd fdd | Add fef | edB BAB | Add fdd | ede fdf | gag fgf | efe edB :| X:31 T:Banish misfortune C:anon. O:Ireland R:Double jig B:O'Neills's 1001 Z:Transcribed by Frank Nordberg http://www.musicaviva.com M:6/8 L:1/8 K:D A/G/|F2D DED|DEF GFG|A3 cAG|ABc (d/c/A)G|F2D DED|DEF GFG| AdA cde|d3 d2::d/e/|fdd dcd|dfa agf|e2c/c/ cBc|(e/d/)ef gfe| [1f2d/d/ dcd|dfa agf|(g/f/e)d cde|d3 d2:|[2 fga gab|afd ecA| fed cde|d3 d2|: d/e/|(f/d/d).f (e/d/c).e|(d/c/A).b cAG|F2D DED| DEF GFG|(A/G/A).B cAG|AdB cde|fed cde|d3 d2:| X:32 T:Merry Blacksmith, The M:C| R:reel K:D AB|d2 dA BAFA|ABdA BAFA|ABde fded|Beed egfe|d2 dA BAFA| ~A2 FA BAFA|ABde fedB|AFEF D2::fg|a2 ag ~f3 e|dedA BAFA| ABde f2ed|Beed efge|abag fgfe|d3 A BAFA|ABde fe dB|AFEF D2:| X:33 T:Maid behind the Bar M:C L:1/8 C:Trad R:reel Z:Craig Herrity from the woodenflute list K:D FAAB AFDE|FAAB A2 de|f~B3 dcd"Glide"e|f2af edBA|F~A3 BAFE| FAAB A2de|f~B3 dcdB|AFEF "slap"D3[Ee]::faag f~d3|fdad f~d3| efga b~e3|g/2f/2e be g2eg|f/2g/2a af bfaf|d/2e/2f af e2de|f~B3 dcdB|AFEF"slap"D3G:|| X:34 T:Silver Spear, The M:C| Z:Steven Palm R:reel N:Posted to the woodenflute mailing list January 2002 K:D FA ~A2 BAFA|dfed Bcd2|FA ~A2 BAFA|dfed B2 A2|FA ~A2 BAFA| dfed Bcdf|~g3 e~f3 e|dfed B2 A2::faaf bfaf|gfed Bcde| faaf bfaf|gfed B2 A2|faaf bfaf|gfed Bcde|~g3 e~f3 e|dfed B2 A2:| X:35 T:Rakish Paddy R:reel N:"collected from Delaney" B:"O'Neill's Dance Music of Ireland, 1533" Z:Most of the c's are usually played as c naturals these days. T: paidin an racaire. Z:transcribed by John B. Walsh, walsh@math.ubc.ca 8/23/96 M:C| L:1/8 N: http://jc.tzo.net/~jc/music/book/oneills/1850/X/1533_jw.abc N; 2006-10-14 14:53:44 UT K:D T(cBc).d cBAB|cAGF EFGc|Ad{e}dc defe|dcAG FGAB| cedB cBAB|cAGF EDCE|DEFG ABce|dcAG FD D2|| eg"~"g2 agfg|efgf ec "~"c2|ea "#~"a2 b^gag|eaag ((3efg) dg| eg "~"g2 agfg|efge defg|afge fdec|dcAG FD D2|| X:36 T:Wise Maid, The T:Doherty's M:C| C:Johnny Doherty R:reel K:D ~F3 G FEDE|FAAB AFED|d2 (3efg fdec|dBAF BE ~E2|~F3 G FEDE|FAAB AFED| d2 (3efg fdec|dBAG FD ~D2:: d2 AG FDFA|dfaf gfeg|fAdf eAce| dfed cA~A2|BDGB ADFA|dfaf gfed|(3Bcd ce dBAG|FAEA D4 :|