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Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« on: May 01, 2013, 12:00:29 AM »

Young Collins, a tune with many versions and variants!

There's this... typically played in G major: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K59eyq6sEk, or there's this weird and wonderful thing, here played by our own Pip Ives: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQTvuvtQ6E0 (2nd tune, 2:08 mins in), which you may remember Roger Watson playing on the English Melodeon Player's album. According to our (somewhat undocumented) rules, either of these tunes, or anything else named Young Collins, is fair game!

Courtesy of Lester, here's ABC for a couple of variants:

Code: [Select]
X:551
T:Young Collins - Bledington
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:G
GABc d2 d2|c2 e2 A2 Bc|d2 d2 e2 dc|B2 A2 G4:||
E2 D2 EF G2|A2 A2 G3 A|B2 A2 Bc d2|e2 e2 dcBA|
GABc d2 d2|c2 e2 A2 Bc|d2 d2 e2 dc|B2 A2 G4:||

X:552
T:Young Collins - Oddington
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GABc d2 d2|c2 dc B3 B|c2 Ac B2 GB
|1 A2 F2 G4:|2 A2 F2 G3||
F|E2 E2 EFGA|B2 B2 B3 B|c2 c2 BcBG|
d2 d2 d4|G2 Bc d2 d2|e2 dc B4|
c2 Ac B2 GB|A2 F2 G4||

Cheers Lester! Happy playing everyone and good luck!

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 06:47:02 AM »


http://youtu.be/3Ssq58ijzIU

All the best from sunny Suffolk.

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 05:32:09 PM »

Young Collins - Bledingtonl

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 05:42:40 PM »

Young Collins - Bledingtonl

Link not working - looks like you've got a missing 'l' on the end of the link.

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013, 05:55:29 PM »

A rough and ready early post, done in a rush of enthusiasm before I go out for my second Morris outing of the day.
http://youtu.be/MtxPV-uBTGo

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2013, 07:24:12 PM »

Ditto rough and ready.
http://youtu.be/EljSQNeNUbw
previously I'd been learning the tune for the whole month, getting all the mics out, dim the lights, and then .......... it would come undone or I'd be sent to Dublin and miss the end of the month.
This time, I listened to Lester for ten minutes, picked up the box :||:, learnt the tune, set the ipad rolling and had it up on youtube before the face paints were dry.
So please excuse the sound quality, wobbly camera, grimacing and duff notes - all totally intentional  (:)
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2013, 11:26:23 PM »

So here it is... at around 1 min you can see a momentary flare of light - a meteorite landing nearby I think..  (:)
http://youtu.be/TBwCjGMxEJk

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2013, 09:04:30 AM »

Here's the Longborough version of the tune, with a slightly amended B part. I think its a much better tune than the oft played and IMHO hackneyed Bledington version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zzE3_LDxXA

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2013, 09:27:37 AM »

Great ! I like this version very much, i know think to take a try at this one finnally. Is your box a DG ?
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2013, 10:03:00 AM »

Yep, it's a D/G Dino Baffetti Binci special prototype!

I first heard it at Cricklade in 1977 played by a chap called Chris (I think), from Padstow (I think), who used to play his melodeon horizontally (the box, nt Chris!)

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2013, 10:32:07 AM »

Thanks ! Sounds to be a good tune to improve my push-pull skills...
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2013, 11:53:30 AM »

Thanks ! Sounds to be a good tune to improve my push-pull skills...

 ;)  It's also less 'fiddly' than the usually heard version. Plus its got a nice Em chord!  >:E
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2013, 12:30:55 PM »

OK, here's mine.  Pretty rough and ready but I'm posting it because it represents a huge leap forward for me in that this is the first time I've been able to download the TOTM ABC and play the tune straight off from the dots.  The basses sort of just happened too, although  may need some more work. The video is also a first-taker.

14 months since I first picked up a box and 10 months since I got my pokerwork... I'm hooked  :||: :|glug :|||:

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2013, 12:43:56 PM »

<Morris Foreman Rant>

The B music should not be
E2 D2 EF G2|A2 A2 G3 A|B2 A2 Bc d2|e2 e2 dcBA|
GABc d2 d2|c2 e2 A2 Bc|d2 d2 e2 dc|B2 A2 G4:||

It should be

E2 D2 EF G2|A2 A2 G3 A|B2 A2 Bc d2|e2 e2 d4|
GABc d2 d2|c2 e2 A2 Bc|d2 d2 e2 dc|B2 A2 G4:||

This because in the Bledington tradition there is no anacrusical hop prior to the first morris step in the hey (or any other figure for that matter). The little run up that is now ubiquitous almost forces dancers to put a hop in which is bad morris.

</Morris Foreman Rant>

ps yes I know it's my ABC and I probably play the run as well but it is still not right  ;)

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2013, 12:52:51 PM »


I first heard it at Cricklade in 1977 played by a chap called Chris (I think), from Padstow (I think), who used to play his melodeon horizontally



Sounds like Chris Ridley (I think....)

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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2013, 01:08:06 PM »

<Morris Foreman Rant>

The B music should not be
[snip]
</Morris Foreman Rant>

ps yes I know it's my ABC and I probably play the run as well but it is still not right  ;)

I'm glad about that, because that's how I play it. I sometimes put the run in for variety, since I don't actually play for anyone to dance to. I was pondering this very point last night. I'm still not sure where I got the run from.
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2013, 01:14:08 PM »

<Morris Foreman Rant>

The B music ...should be

E2 D2 EF G2|A2 A2 G3 A|B2 A2 Bc d2|e2 e2 d4|
GABc d2 d2|c2 e2 A2 Bc|d2 d2 e2 dc|B2 A2 G4:||

</Morris Foreman Rant>

I didn't know this tune before I downloaded the ABC from the top of this thread but this amended version sounds better to my ears in the context of the rest of the tune.
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2013, 01:30:27 PM »

Plus its got a nice Em chord!  >:E
That's what i have noticed... and i always like when this kind of "happy tune" suddenly become darker than expected and then goes happy again !
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Re: Tune of the Month for May 2013: Young Collins
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2013, 03:58:56 PM »


I first heard it at Cricklade in 1977 played by a chap called Chris (I think), from Padstow (I think), who used to play his melodeon horizontally



Sounds like Chris Ridley (I think....)

That's him!  Great player.
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