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What tune shall we play in July?

Swedish Rhapsody
- 11 (20%)
Rose of Raby
- 19 (34.5%)
Dribbles of Brandy
- 13 (23.6%)
Johnny Fetch Your Wife Back
- 12 (21.8%)

Total Members Voted: 55

Voting closed: July 01, 2015, 12:44:23 AM


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Clive Williams

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Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2015
« on: June 25, 2015, 12:44:23 AM »

Hi folks,

4 more tunes - pick your favourite!

Swedish Rhapsody - runner up last time, and learned from an ice cream van, and thought - what a cracking polka - what is that tune? Well, it was this little ditty, another ridiculously catchy tune you've known all your life. No melodeon recordings out there yet (that I know of), though there are plenty or guitar/accordion/etc versions. And this, by Mantovani - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be3BZeoqs3Y . Composed by Hugo Alfven - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Alfv%C3%A9n

Rose of Raby - written by Dave Shepherd, I don't think it's stretching things to call this mazurka a classic. Here's Derek to show us how it's done! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J9TtBG3l-4 And here, it is again, played by Dave himself and Anna Pack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb460hMHqrE

Dribbles of Brandy - a lovely old jig, here ably played and demo'd at slow speed by Gavin Atkin - cheers Gavin! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9RcRloiRwo . Also known as 'Brothers in York'.

Johnny Fetch Your Wife Back - time to raid Lester's tune book again; a nice simple reel which you can see here - http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/tune-411-johnny-fetch-your-wife-back.html ; Lester knows nothing about it, and neither do I, but I remember playing it in a band about 20 years ago or so (!); I'm pretty sure it's traditional. Here's the direct video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkSsUiHHnMI

There you go folks; happy voting!

Cheers,

Clive






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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2015
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2015, 02:12:26 AM »

My vote was to "Rose of raby" please follow me!  ::) ;D
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2015
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2015, 02:34:12 AM »

One vote for each so far - a clear indication that you're doing a great job here, Clive!

Best wishes - Wolf
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2015
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2015, 03:46:39 PM »

Johnny Fetch Your Wife Back - time to raid Lester's tune book again; a nice simple reel which you can see here - http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/tune-411-johnny-fetch-your-wife-back.html ; Lester knows nothing about it, and neither do I, but I remember playing it in a band about 20 years ago or so (!); I'm pretty sure it's traditional. Here's the direct video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkSsUiHHnMI

As far as I know (which may of course not be very far), the tune is called "Johnny Get Your Hair Cut" and was attached to the Northamptonshire dance "Johnny Fetch Your Wife Back" by Peter Kennedy (he has a lot to answer for - like the D/G melodeon!) in the EFDSS's Community Dance Manuals.The only attribution given there is "Mrs Armstrong", which suggests a North-East provenance, though I have come across it in lists and collections of Yorkshire tunes. Either way up, it's a cracking one-row tune. And I'm not going anywhere NEAR the reel/march/polka controversy......

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2015
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015, 04:23:18 PM »

Cheers Graham!

. And I'm not going anywhere NEAR the reel/march/polka controversy......

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2015
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2015, 04:23:58 PM »

One vote for each so far - a clear indication that you're doing a great job here, Clive!

Best wishes - Wolf
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Cheers! Looks like we've got a clear leader now though!

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2015
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2015, 05:43:37 PM »

I don't care what wins, I've got to learn 'Johnny fetch your  wife back'  (:) :|||:
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2015
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2015, 07:46:39 PM »

I don't care what wins, I've got to learn 'Johnny fetch your  wife back'  (:) :|||:
Is there a tune "From the music tent" that you could pair it with  ;)
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2015
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2015, 07:59:45 PM »

More info on Johnny Get Your Hair Cut this time with a 'C' music!

Edit to add ABC!

X: 75
T: 71. JOHNNY GET YOUR HAIR CUT
B: Sam Bayard, "Hill Country Tunes" 1944 #71
S: Played by Mrs Sarah Armstrong, (near) Derry, PA, Nov 18, 1943.
Z: 2010 John Chambers <jc:trillian.mit.edu>
N: The first part of this tune, unaccompanied by any other strain,
N: has been sung in southwestern Pennsylvania to the jingles
N:    Johnny get your hair cut, hair cut, hair cut,
N:    Johnny get your hair cut, just like me!
N: and
N:    Granny will your dog bite, etc. -- No, child, no!
N: These little refrains are current all over the country, often to
N: entirely different strains of music.
R: reel, polka
M: C
L: 1/8
K: D
A2 | dfed B2A2 | B2A2 F2A2 | dfed B2AA | B2c2 d2 :| z2 |
d2f2 a3a | b2a2 f2e2 | defg a2a2 | b2a2 f3z |
d2f2 a3a | b2a2 f2e2 | dfed B2A2 | B2c2 d4 ||
D2FG A2Bc | d3d F2B2 | A3A E2B2 | A3A F2E2 |
DEFG A2Bc | d2d2 F2B2 | A3A E2FE | D4 D2 |]
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2015
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2015, 11:35:06 PM »

I don't care what wins, I've got to learn 'Johnny fetch your  wife back'  (:) :|||:
Is there a tune "From the music tent" that you could pair it with  ;)

Nah, 'From a pub full of Morris dancers'  (:)

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