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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2016: Oyster Girl
« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2016, 05:00:11 PM »

That's true; but something in what passes for my brain instantly recognised the 8 bars in question from some other context. A long trawl through a dozen or so tune-books, I suppose...... ::)

Graham

How's about The Muckin' O' Geordie's Byre, reasonably similar

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T:107. The Muckin' O' Geordie's Byre
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B|"D"ABA AFA|d2ef2a|"G"g2ef2d|"A"e2d Bcd|
"D"ABA AFA|d2ef2g|afd "A"efe|"D"d3d2:|
|:e1/2f1/2|"G"g2g gag|"D"f2f faf|"Em"e2e ede|fed BdB|
"D"ABA AFA|d2ef2g|afd "A"efe|"D"d3d2:|

H'mm..... thanks, there are similarities, but I'm sure I know that precise tune; maybe in a music-hall context?  I'm positive I can mentally see a NW side dancing to it.  Don't lose any sleep over it - leave that to me!

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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2016: Oyster Girl
« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2016, 06:41:27 PM »

The C music is part of the song When There isn't a Girl About, which exists in versions ranging from highly smutty to just about fit for a music hall.
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2016: Oyster Girl
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2016, 07:22:49 PM »

The C music is part of the song When There isn't a Girl About, which exists in versions ranging from highly smutty to just about fit for a music hall.

Ah, thanks!  I had a feeling it was a music hall song.  Maybe I remember Dave & Al Sealey singing it.....who knows?  I knew it was familiar from somewhere, though.

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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2016: Oyster Girl
« Reply #43 on: August 22, 2016, 05:49:43 PM »

Ooh this is a favoured tune of mine! If I can get time for a squeeze during the day I'll do a vid.
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2016: Oyster Girl
« Reply #44 on: August 23, 2016, 11:11:07 AM »

Oyster Girl with comedy ending:
https://youtu.be/nxUoHGHEeZY

And recorded this morning with the Derringer.
https://youtu.be/8ncEkMeCVhI
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2016: Oyster Girl
« Reply #45 on: August 23, 2016, 04:48:38 PM »

Thank you Mike for your encouragment.

George - I will try your suggestion with the bellows. I must admit that I have't got to grips with the air button yet (not helped by an arthritic left thumb) so I do tend to pull the bellows open wide so I have enough air to get me through most tunes!

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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2016: Oyster Girl
« Reply #46 on: August 25, 2016, 01:09:21 AM »

I have not found this little piece easy to learn. My fingers keep getting tied into knots!!  Anyway, here it is, knots and all:

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eBDoYiFJxU
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2016: Oyster Girl
« Reply #47 on: August 27, 2016, 08:45:01 PM »

This is Not The Oyster Girl, a variation by Nick Barber invented on the spot at a Sidmouth Big Band workshop a few years ago. Sometimes played at sessions to find out if people are listening...

https://youtu.be/iuvRLSVWcu0

(Edit: newer version substituted as there was a problem with the sound. Same performance, different video processing...)
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2016: Oyster Girl
« Reply #48 on: August 28, 2016, 09:43:29 AM »

I have not found this little piece easy to learn. My fingers keep getting tied into knots!!  Anyway, here it is, knots and all:

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eBDoYiFJxU
Enjoyed it very much. Interesting to hear it on the G/C..such a mellow sound. Hopefully will get round to doing my own recording soon. Been busy!
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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2016: Oyster Girl
« Reply #49 on: August 30, 2016, 10:20:32 AM »

I looked up this tune in my very old copy of "A Popular Selection of English Dance Airs - Book IV - Sword and Ceremony".
I've attached a scan from the book as it's shown for figure II of the North Skelton Sword Dance.  There are one or two notes that are different from the normally-heard version.

https://youtu.be/5VPMVx7Uktc


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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2016: Oyster Girl
« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2016, 10:59:50 AM »

My shot at Oyster Girl.

https://youtu.be/BMbltUPNdTI

Concentrating on the rhythm - at the expense of few fluffs!

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Re: Tune of the Month for August 2016: Oyster Girl
« Reply #51 on: September 01, 2016, 01:34:04 AM »

thanks everyone - on to a new tune; as ever feel free to keep adding late contributions.
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