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Tune of the Month for March 2017: Beetle on the Wine
« on: February 28, 2017, 09:33:45 PM »

Well, here's a tune that if you don't know, you jolly well should! Written by Dave Whetstone, famous, well as famous as melodeon players get, for a stint with the Albion Band in the 1980's, and around where I live, for the classic lineup of the Cock and Bull Band. Made a rather cracking album "recently" (about 20 years ago) called the Resolution - full of self penned tunes; Dave's a cracking writer. And one of my favourite players too. But enough drooling.

- Beetle on the Wine - 32 bar reel written by Dave Whetstone of Albion Band/Cock and Bull Band fame. Here played by... me: https://youtu.be/ZoT3Bx1VGnw?t=2m (2nd tune in the set, starts 2 minutes in). Great tune, ideally suited to a 2 row melodeon.  I'm playing it in G on a G/C here (sorry for the confusion), but it would normally sit in D on a D/G.

Apologies, no music for this yet, but hopefully an ABC guru will be along before too long (pretty please!). Normally played in D on a D/G, where the basses work just beautifully.  Perhaps we'll get a D/G version soon too? In the meantime, you can find it on Spotify, played by Dave in the Albion Band, and also Paul Scourfield's recorded a version too.

Enjoy

Clive

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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2017: Beetle on the Wine
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2017, 09:42:48 PM »

Apologies, no music for this yet, but hopefully an ABC guru will be along before too long (pretty please!).

Can't find it at any of my usual haunts, probably need one of our gallant transcribers to sort it from your recording
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2017: Beetle on the Wine
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 10:54:59 PM »

It's the second tune of first track on the Albion Dance Band's Shuffle Off! (1983) where you can hear Dave himself playing it. Unfortunately, that's one of my old vinyl discs I haven't ripped yet so can't even offer a pirate mp3  >:E
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2017: Beetle on the Wine
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 11:13:39 PM »

Just had a few listens and done a quick sketch of most of the right notes. This won't be accurate and doesn't have chords yet. But hopefully it will help someone who wants to get going quickly.

And just noticed that I haven't got the right title, oh well. Still it's a start. Nice tune. Sorry Clive that I've not got all the notes right yet. If anyone wants to make suggestions before I have a better chance to listen I will happily make the changes with no offence taken.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2017, 11:16:28 PM by playandteach »
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2017: Beetle on the Wine
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 02:32:31 PM »

I had a listen to the Albion Band version on their 2009 album Dancing Days are Here Again and came up with the transcription - 
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2017: Beetle on the Wine
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2017, 06:42:10 PM »

It's the second tune of first track on the Albion Dance Band's Shuffle Off! (1983) where you can hear Dave himself playing it. Unfortunately, that's one of my old vinyl discs I haven't ripped yet so can't even offer a pirate mp3  >:E

My copy's in a box somewhere under the bed in the spare room - and I haven't got round to digitising it yet, either.  Must dig it out.....

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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2017: Beetle on the Wine
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2017, 07:45:08 PM »

Here's a quick stab at the abcs, as per Stephen's manuscript version:

X:1
T:Beetle on the Wine
C:Dave Whetstone
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
AG|:FAdB cBAG|FAdB cBAG|FA df edce|
d2f2d2cd|eA gf e2de|fedc B2cd|
|1edcB A2^G2|A6A=G:|2edcB ABcA|d6ef|]
|:g2ef gfe2|f2d2B3d|cdeg fedf|e2cde2ef|
g2ef gfe2|f2d2B3d|1cd e2 d2B2|A4A2ef:|2cdef g2c2|d6|]
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2017: Beetle on the Wine
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2017, 07:59:17 PM »

Corrected small error in ABC

X:1
T:Beetle on the Wine
C:Dave Whetstone
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
AG|:FAdB cBAG|FAdB cBAG|FA df edce|
d2f2d2cd|eA gf e2de|fedc B2cd|
|1edcB A2^G2|A6AG:|2edcB ABcA|d6ef|]
|:g2ef gfe2|f2d2B3d|cdeg fedf|e2cde2ef|
g2ef gfe2|f2d2B3d|1cd e2 d2B2|A4A2ef:|2cdef g2c2|d6|]
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2017: Beetle on the Wine
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2017, 08:11:34 PM »

Ashley reissued Shuffle Off with one of the other Albion recordings a few years back in a package called "Dancing Days are Here Again."  Here's the cut from the CD, on Facebook.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00a2SvMf9Lw

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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2017: Beetle on the Wine
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2017, 08:47:29 PM »

When you click on your link Joan, it says "This video is not available".
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2017: Beetle on the Wine
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2017, 08:48:47 PM »

And with chords as per sheet music.

disclaimer: chords are open to interpretation!

Code: [Select]
X:1
T:Beetle on the Wine
C:Dave Whetstone
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
AG|:"D"FAdB "A"cBAG|"D"FAdB "A"cBAG|"D"FA df "A7"edce|
"D"d2f2d2cd|"A"eA gf e2de|"Bm7"fedc "Em"B2cd|
|1"A"edcB A2"E7"^G2|"A7"A6AG:|2"A"edcB ABcA|"D"d6ef|]
|:"Em"g2ef gfe2|"D"f2d2"Bm7"B3d|"A"cdeg "D"fedf|"A"e2cde2ef|
"Em"g2ef "A7"gfe2|"D"f2d2"Bm7"B3d|1"A"cd e2 "G"d2B2|"A"A4A2ef:|2"A7"cdef g2c2|"D":d6|]
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2017: Beetle on the Wine
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2017, 09:46:53 PM »

Joan, "Video not available". :-\
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2017: Beetle on the Wine
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2017, 10:04:08 PM »

So weird - I've played it twice - it has an annoying ad, but it plays. I'll link it again, just in case this is better: https://youtu.be/00a2SvMf9Lw
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2017: Beetle on the Wine
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2017, 10:08:49 PM »

So weird - I've played it twice - it has an annoying ad, but it plays. I'll link it again, just in case this is better: https://youtu.be/00a2SvMf9Lw

It's probably a region thing
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2017: Beetle on the Wine
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2017, 11:14:28 PM »

Found it here also: https://youtu.be/0tGK63svPQ8 , 2nd track begins at around 1 min 39 secs.
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2017: Beetle on the Wine
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2017, 01:22:51 AM »

Corrected small error in ABC

Thanks!
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2017: Beetle on the Wine
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2017, 11:00:46 AM »

Found it here also: https://youtu.be/0tGK63svPQ8 , 2nd track begins at around 1 min 39 secs.

Not available. Is it  a UK thing?
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Re: Tune of the Month for March 2017: Beetle on the Wine
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2017, 11:12:43 AM »

Found it here also: https://youtu.be/0tGK63svPQ8 , 2nd track begins at around 1 min 39 secs.

Not available. Is it  a UK thing?

No, I can't see it either. It's because it's a video taken from an album recording I think - I think the record company's contract with youtube must have ended - result = lots of orphan videos on youtube that no-one can play. Annoying. Paul's album (with this on it) is on Spotify and presumably similar services though.
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