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Title: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Clive Williams on August 01, 2010, 12:41:24 AM
By the narrowest of margins (I had to use my casting vote, or to be more accurate, remove my casting vote), our winning tune this month is The Nutting Girl. This is another great morris tune from England; one of my absolute favourites actually.

Like many of these tunes, it comes in many flavours, of which courtesy of the classic 'Morris On' album of the 1970's, this is probably the most famous:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IGV9dVQhD0

(here you get both the song version, and the more common tune starting at 2:56)

Hopefully some kind soul will be along soon to post some ABC's for us all!

I expect August to be quite a quiet month for postings; it's holiday season in the Northern hemisphere, and in the UK there are 2 major folk weeks during August that will eat people's time. However, please try and give it a go anyway; TOTM is best when lots of people contribute, and if you haven't done so before please consider doing so this month - just learning it up for recording gives new players something to work for, and experienced players can often discover entirely new and different ways of approaching the tune!

Good luck (and let's play it lots at Sidmouth/Whitby sessions too!)

Clive
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Tony M on August 01, 2010, 02:32:53 PM
Hello - not posted for a while, and just back from hols!

Found these two versions at http://www.themorrisring.org/more/Tunes/abc/Bampton.abc, as a starting point.

They seem to work OK with my version of ABC navigator.

X: 28
T:The Nutting Girl, Bampton
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:Hornpipe
A:Bampton
P:A.AB(CB)2
K:G
P:A
BA|G2GA BAGB|d2(3cdc A2GF|G2Bc    d2g2|d4   d3 B|
cdec A2Bc|BcdB    G2AB|c2(3AcA F2D2|G4   G2 ||
P:B
BA|G2g2 gefg|(3fgfd2 d2Bc|d2ef (3gagfe|f4   f3 e|
d2g2 g3 f|e2d2    d3 B|A2B2    c2d2|efgf dBcA|
G2GA BAGB|d2(3cdc A2GF|G2Bc    d2g2|d4   d3 B|
cdec A2Bc|BcdB    G2AB|c2(3AcA F2D2|G4   G2 ||
P:C
M:2/4
L:1/8
B3A|\
M:4/4
G4 G3A|B3A G3B|d4 c4|A4 F4|G4 B3c|d4 g4|d4 d4|
M:2/4
L:1/8
d2B2|\
M:4/4
cdec A2Bc|BcdB    G2AB|c2(3AcA F2D2|G4   G2 ||

X: 29
T:The Nutting Girl, Bampton (alt)
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Alternative C music from Rollo Woods
R:Hornpipe
A:Bampton
P:A.AB(CB)2
K:G
P:A
BA|G2GA BAGB|d2(3cdc A2GF|G2Bc    d2g2|d4   d3 B|
cdec A2Bc|BcdB    G2AB|c2(3AcA F2D2|G4   G2 ||
P:B
BA|G2g2 gefg|(3fgfd2 d2Bc|d2ef (3gagfe|f4   f3 e|
d2g2 g3 f|e2d2    d3 B|A2B2    c2d2|efgf dBcA|
G2GA BAGB|d2(3cdc A2GF|G2Bc    d2g2|d4   d3 B|
cdec A2Bc|BcdB    G2AB|c2(3AcA F2D2|G4   G2 ||
P:C
M:2/4
L:1/8
B3A|\
M:4/4
G4 G4|(3BcBA2 B3c|d4 d4|d3c B3A|G4 B3c|d4 g4|d8|
M:2/4
L:1/8
d2B2|\
M:4/4
cdec A2c2|BcdB G2AB|(3cdcA2 F2D2|G4 G2 ||


All the best,

Tony.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: ladydetemps on August 01, 2010, 02:41:36 PM
By the narrowest of margins (I had to use my casting vote, or to be more accurate, remove my casting vote), our winning tune this month is The Nutting Girl. This is another great morris tune from England; one of my absolute favourites actually.
ah....you won't get to see the hat then ;)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Lester on August 01, 2010, 04:24:22 PM
There are other Nutting Girls from:

X: 27
T:Nutting Girl, Fieldtown
M:4/4
L:1/8
A:Fieldtown
P:AAB(CB)
K:G
P:A
DE|G2B2 B2d2|c2B2 A2GF|G2B2 d2g2|d2d2 d2cB|
c2e2 A2Bc|B2d2 G2AB|c2A2 G2F2|G4   G2  ||
P:B
dd|e2g2 a2f2|g2d2 d2dd|e2g2 a2f2|g4   d2dd|
e2g2 a2g2|f2e2 d2B2|A2B2 c2e2|d4   c2BA|
G2B2 B2d2|c2B2 A2GF|G2B2 d2g2|d2d2 d2cB|
c2e2 A2Bc|B2d2 G2AB|c2A2 G2F2|G4   G2  ||
P:C
DE|G4   B4  |B4   d4  |c4   B4  |A4   G2F2|\
G4   B4  |d4   g4  |d4   d4  |d4   c3B |
c2e2 A2Bc|B2d2 G2AB|c2A2 G2F2|G4   G2  ||

and

X: 6
T:Nutting Girl, Stanton Harcourt
M:4/4
L:1/4
Q:1/4=160
A:Stanton Harcourt
P:A(AB)4A
K:G
P:A
D|\
GGBd|cBAG/F/|GGBd|d3c/B/ |
ccAc|BBGA/B/|cAFA|G2G   ||
P:B
d|\
efgf|edBd   |efge|fgfd   |
efgf|edcB   |ABce|d2cB/A/|
GGBd|cBAG/F/|GGBd|d3c/B/ |
ccAc|BBGA/B/|cAFA|G2G   ||

and 

X: 4
T:Nutting Girl, Ducklington
M:4/4
L:1/8
A:Ducklington
P:A(AB)2CB
K:G
P:A
D2|G2B2 B2d2|d2c2 cBcA|G2Bc  d2g2|d4   d2B2|
cdec A2c2|BcdB G2AB|c<dcA G2F2|G6       ||
P:B
d2|g2g2 gefg|f2d2 d2d2|g2g2  gefg|g6   d2  |
g2g2 gefg|f2d2 d2B2|A2B2  c2d2|e2fe dcBA|
G2B2 B2d2|d2c2 cBcA|G2Bc  d2g2|d4   d2B2|
cdec A2c2|BcdB G2AB|c<dcA G2F2|G6       ||
P:C
D4|G4   B4  |B4   d4  |d4   c4  |\
M:3/4 L:1/8
c4   cA  |
M:4/4G2Bc d2g2|
M:6/4
L:1/8
d4 d4 B4 |\
M:4/4
c2d2 e2c2| A4 c4|\
B2c2 d2B2|
M:3/4
L:1/8
G4 AB  |\
M:4/4
c<dcA G2F2|\
G4 G2    ||

But the Bampton one is my favorite
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Clive Williams on August 03, 2010, 09:27:50 PM
Looks like I'm first up for this tune then!

Here we go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gop4M9LcxZI

It's not trying to adhere to any of the particular morris version out there; it just potters along its own merry way, like a happy mongrel.

Woof!

Clive

PS: Hohner C/F Club this month...
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Larry on August 04, 2010, 12:14:11 PM
nice sound from the hohner and the player.
thanks from dog heaven!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: seinegydd on August 04, 2010, 03:45:55 PM
Here's my take.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEC7c9BbBuI
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Susi on August 10, 2010, 11:03:48 AM
Very nice!!! I like this tune, very cheery. What box are you playing, John?
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Sandy on August 11, 2010, 04:05:14 PM
I didn't know this tune at all.  Googled and found it on the Hammersmith Morris website. Have tried to learn this version from Ian Dedic's playing as I have just started playing for morris. Kept it raw with no reverb. (and you might just hear a door open when my son comes in the room asking for some coco-rocks  :o)

Played on a Hohner pressed wood (DG)  :|||:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TTqdBSYXCA

Cheers
Sandy
 (:)



Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: seinegydd on August 11, 2010, 11:45:27 PM
What box are you playing, John?

Dino Baffetti, Carnival II (I think - bought secondhand from Hobgoblin), D/G.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Microbot on August 12, 2010, 01:23:27 PM
That's a stunning version by Sandra - and lacking in such delicacy and style, I'll just give it a good old stomp... This my first attempt at TOTM but I've enjoyed the many inputs by others.

Its on OMVoice thingy since that supports MP3s which are better (less compressed?) than Youtubes ...

the link is ...

http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=26752

cheers! Mike R




Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Susi on August 16, 2010, 03:18:24 PM
Sandy, that was lovely!!! Very nicely played!
Mike, will explore yours later - onmvoice and ipad (I visited Castelfidardo and the only toy I brought home was an iPad,  ;D) don't seem to be friends.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: brianread on August 22, 2010, 10:28:25 AM
Here's a contrib from Saul Rose!!  Complete with dancer...

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1456738471428

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Susi on August 23, 2010, 02:03:04 PM
Very few recordings this month! Is this another less enjoyed tune or are people away in holidays?
I just started working on it. There's still hope. Nice tune!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: BCC#er on August 23, 2010, 02:13:15 PM
Well it was the same last month!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Clive Williams on August 23, 2010, 02:26:47 PM
Very few recordings this month! Is this another less enjoyed tune or are people away in holidays?

Well, it got quite a lot of votes, so while I expected it to be a little quiet this month, I'm surprised by how just how few people have had a shot at it so far. I don't think it's terribly hard to learn, maybe unless you try and reproduce one of the traditional morris versions *exactly*, and it is a cracking tune.

We've got some really nice recordings to learn off now, so if you haven't already, please give it a try - there's a week left!

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Susi on August 23, 2010, 02:59:59 PM
Well it was the same last month!

Last month people said they didn't like it because it was one of the beginner tunes that kids kill on the recorder... ;) I liked it though.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: BCC#er on August 23, 2010, 05:07:56 PM
Well it was the same last month!

Last month people said they didn't like it because it was one of the beginner tunes that kids kill on the recorder... ;) I liked it though.

They voted for it though  (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Susi on August 24, 2010, 03:52:09 PM
Good point! ;D
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Clive Williams on August 25, 2010, 12:43:48 AM
A different take on the Nutting Girl - this time it's turned into a minor key (C minor actually), and played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb - a recent ebay purchase, rebuilt for me by ace melodeon restorer Mike Rowbotham.
If the sound on this video is a little iffy, it's my recording (oops, deleted the main sound file, had to use the backup), not the melodeon!

Here you go!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZKTcEOODzQ

Clive
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Susi on August 25, 2010, 12:49:54 PM
That sounds gorgeous, Clive!!! And a nice looking melodeon, I have a weakness for blonde instruments...
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: CHayes on August 26, 2010, 05:14:08 PM
Hello all,

I've been reading the site for a while, but this is my first post and also my first completed attempt at Tune of the Month. I'm very much a beginner, which I think does show in the video (!). I do try to practice when I get chance, but any other suggestions about how to improve would be gratefully received.   :||:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQP4WpYAPKU

Cheers,

Chris.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Kautilya on August 26, 2010, 06:39:07 PM
Hello all,

I've been reading the site for a while, but this is my first post and also my first completed attempt at Tune of the Month. I'm very much a beginner, which I think does show in the video (!). I do try to practice when I get chance, but any other suggestions about how to improve would be gratefully received.   :||:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQP4WpYAPKU

Cheers,

Chris.
Clear as a bell. You have persuaded to have a go......! (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Clive Williams on August 31, 2010, 10:05:26 PM
We're off into September, but if you have new recordings of the Nutting Girl, please continue to post them up here!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Ziachmusi/Louise on September 05, 2010, 05:48:54 PM
I wanted to do a video, but no time!!
Yesterday we had friends round for a bit of "hausmusi"- here's our version of the nutting girl, on Pokerwork G/C, banjo,guitar and PA

http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=28329

Louise
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: tjsmithdog5 on September 23, 2010, 04:12:55 AM
I do love the tune of the month even though the thought of posting makes me cringe. Nevertheless, here is my attempt at the Nutting Girl. Thanks to all who participated for your help... I would never have heard this music without you!

   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjLCPDBI5uk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjLCPDBI5uk)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: nigelr on August 19, 2015, 08:05:22 PM
My current project recorded in one take complete with fluffs and melodeon face! (:)

https://youtu.be/n2HSkZMEM3A

I've been trying to work on "danceability" - any feedback gratefully received.  Cheers.  N
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for August 2010 - The Nutting Girl
Post by: Mike Carney on August 20, 2015, 02:26:02 PM
My current project recorded in one take complete with fluffs and melodeon face! (:)

https://youtu.be/n2HSkZMEM3A

I've been trying to work on "danceability" - any feedback gratefully received.  Cheers.  N
Can't comment from a Morris perspective but it felt very engaging and you kept my interest throughout. I wanted to hear where the tune was going next, from the light to the bolder sections and back, the slower to the faster. What also stood out was how light the bass use was, and what a good bass tone that box has. Great.
Mike
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