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Title: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: Clive Williams on July 01, 2016, 12:14:07 AM
A clear winner this month, Nelly's Hat

Here's a sound file (midi format) to learn off - a jolly nice tune:  https://app.box.com/s/mxxd9jagtlg4i2j808r1f9tyrwlk1jf0

... and here's some ABC

Code: [Select]
X:1
T:Nelly's Hat
T:Saucy Little Bird on Nelly's Hat, The
C:Alfred Soloman
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=150
K:G
(3DEF|"G" G2G2 G>B A>G|"D" (3FGA d2 "C" d2- d>c|"G" B>d B>G "C" A>c A>F|"G" G>A (3BAG "C" D2 (3DEF|
"G" G2G2 G>B A>G|"D" (3FGA d2 "C" d2- d>c|"G" B>d B>G "C" A>c A>F|"G" G2 G2G2:|
|:B>c|"G" d2d2 "C" d2e2|"D" d2 c>B "C" c2 A>B|"C" c>B A>B "D" c2d2|"C" c2 B>A "D" B2 (3DEF|
"G" G2G2 G>B A>G|"D" (3FGA d2 "C" d2- d>c|"G" B>d B>G "C" A>c A>F|"G" G2 G2G2:|

No doubt a few videos will be along presently, so give learning this tune a go and let's see some recordings!

Enjoy,

Clive
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on July 01, 2016, 07:34:53 AM
https://youtu.be/FydnJ3MgQpc

4 stop in A and DG pokerwork,

All the best

Bill
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: GPS on July 01, 2016, 08:25:17 AM
Ah - is THAT what that tune's called? I learnt it donkey's years ago (I think maybe from The Old Hat Band, but I can't be sure) and I've never known its name.

Graham
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: Clive Williams on July 01, 2016, 09:30:44 AM
https://youtu.be/FydnJ3MgQpc

4 stop in A and DG pokerwork,

All the best

Bill

Marvellous - thank you Bill :-)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: howard mitchell on July 01, 2016, 09:50:22 PM
Having failed to record anything last month, here's a quick recording of Nelly's Hat.

https://youtu.be/7VaSSweN8xM (https://youtu.be/7VaSSweN8xM)

Mitch
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: 911377brian on July 01, 2016, 09:54:03 PM
I liked that a lot Mitch. What is that amazing box you're playing?
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: howard mitchell on July 01, 2016, 10:11:24 PM
I liked that a lot Mitch. What is that amazing box you're playing?

Thanks, this me getting to grips with my new one and a half row from Marcel Désgagné in Quebec. It's a 4 stop one row in D plus a half row of accidentals which give two complete chromatic octaves.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: sammypenn on July 02, 2016, 09:53:04 AM
 Great words too,"Then you don't know nelly like I do said the naughty little bird on Nelly's hat"
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: pikey on July 05, 2016, 08:34:26 AM
Great version here !

https://youtu.be/vRfJFLGQkUQ
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: sammypenn on July 05, 2016, 09:59:01 AM
My mother used to sing some very different words, which I did not understand till I became a teen.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: howard mitchell on July 06, 2016, 01:12:57 PM
I had a look at the original song and had a go at that.
In the key of F as written and on a Dallapé melodeon with recently-replaced bellows but as you can hear, in need of new pads to stop the clacking.

https://youtu.be/xrmTwwUuuFw (https://youtu.be/xrmTwwUuuFw)

Mitch
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: baz parkes on July 12, 2016, 01:06:22 PM
Ah - is THAT what that tune's called? I learnt it donkey's years ago (I think maybe from The Old Hat Band, but I can't be sure) and I've never known its name.

Graham

Possibly Old Hat...or could have been Katie's Quartet...Rob. the cello player in said beat combo used to play in Tickler's Jam with Ed Caines and a female singer and they used to feature it in their music hall set...

I wish I had a similar memory for useful things...like where I left my specs... :|glug
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: Jackhumphreys on July 13, 2016, 09:10:29 AM
Having failed to record anything last month, here's a quick recording of Nelly's Hat.

https://youtu.be/7VaSSweN8xM (https://youtu.be/7VaSSweN8xM)

Mitch

Wonderfully crisp articulation especially  those little triplets. Now I know why it's worth playing a one-row. Thanks
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: Clive Williams on July 22, 2016, 12:42:20 AM
Here's my take on this tune:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNx7rEh-HCk

played on a D/G Hohner Lucia in D (so I'm not using the G or accidental rows at all). This is a jolly little tune, but for some reason I find it completely impossible to remember it - so Bill, I may have upped the video play count on your video a bit, since I have to remind myself of the tune by looking at your video everytime I play it!

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: baz parkes on July 22, 2016, 11:48:08 AM
Here's my take on this tune:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNx7rEh-HCk

played on a D/G Hohner Lucia in D (so I'm not using the G or accidental rows at all). This is a jolly little tune, but for some reason I find it completely impossible to remember it - so Bill, I may have upped the video play count on your video a bit, since I have to remind myself of the tune by looking at your video everytime I play it!

Cheers,

Clive

That's a LOT of buttons Clive.... :|bl
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: Clive Williams on July 23, 2016, 01:53:04 PM
Just because there's a lot of buttons doesn't mean I know how to use them all :-)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: Wannabeplayer on July 31, 2016, 09:56:43 AM
I only started learning this three days ago, so it's a bit slow and by no means perfect, but at least I managed to film it without going horribly wrong!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFHGs5_0R4c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFHGs5_0R4c)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: playandteach on July 31, 2016, 10:51:16 AM
Seriously good start to life as a melodeon player. You're going to have to change you forum name at this rate.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: 911377brian on July 31, 2016, 01:44:01 PM
Suffering mild depression when I realise how painfully slow my ability to learn new tunes is compared with so many of the newcomers to the black art of melodeon playing. Well done Brianna (Wannabeplayer).
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: playandteach on July 31, 2016, 01:51:14 PM
Suffering mild depression when I realise how painfully slow my ability to learn new tunes is compared with so many of the newcomers to the black art of melodeon playing. Well done Brianna (Wannabeplayer).
Hare and tortoise! I was a hare for a bit, now plateaued. We all hit walls. Sometimes even go backwards. But you're right - this is great progress in such a short time.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: arty on July 31, 2016, 02:16:34 PM
I only started learning this three days ago, so it's a bit slow and by no means perfect, but at least I managed to film it without going horribly wrong!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFHGs5_0R4c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFHGs5_0R4c)

Encouragement is the most important thing - so I am adding mine to those before me! Really, well done!!! :-)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: Wannabeplayer on July 31, 2016, 03:06:18 PM
Thanks for the kind words, everyone!   (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for July 2016: Nelly's Hat
Post by: Clive Williams on August 01, 2016, 07:46:29 AM
End of the month = next tune time; stick late versions of it on the end of this thread as ever!