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Re: Tunes that you enjoy primarily because they feel good to play
« Reply #60 on: June 08, 2018, 09:56:57 AM »

The Dark Island played as a slow Air.  I imagine  standing on the shore, listening to the Alantic waves rolling
on to the sands. Very,very relaxing.
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Re: Tunes that you enjoy primarily because they feel good to play
« Reply #61 on: June 08, 2018, 03:10:17 PM »


I've also heard the following attached to it, which is merely bawdy rather than racist but still rather inappropriate for mixed company!

My uncle Billy
had a ten foot *****
and he showed it to the girl next door.
She thought it was a snake
so she hit it with a rake
and now it's only five foot four.


Man, this thread has drifted, and it's entirely my own fault! ::)

Oh I think we wimmin' are made of sterner stuff over here since many of us dance Dilwyn and sing the ditty along with the men...afterall it makes a change for the bloke to come to a sticky end instead of the woman ;)
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Re: Tunes that you enjoy primarily because they feel good to play
« Reply #62 on: June 08, 2018, 04:08:07 PM »

I've been enjoying playing Morrison's jig. Took a while to get it down reliably but it gallops along nicely. Usually played as follow up tune to a slowish version of Atherfeld.
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Re: Tunes that you enjoy primarily because they feel good to play
« Reply #63 on: June 08, 2018, 04:14:14 PM »

I've been enjoying playing Morrison's jig.

Followed by Just Asda Tide was A-Flowing?

Sorry - I'll get me coat............

(Please take this in the spirit in which it was intended!)
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Re: Tunes that you enjoy primarily because they feel good to play
« Reply #64 on: June 08, 2018, 04:51:04 PM »

I've been enjoying playing Morrison's jig.

Followed by Just Asda Tide was A-Flowing?

Sorry - I'll get me coat............

(Please take this in the spirit in which it was intended!)

and then Each Lidl Thing? ..........
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Re: Tunes that you enjoy primarily because they feel good to play
« Reply #65 on: June 08, 2018, 05:47:58 PM »


and then Each Lidl Thing? ..........

I like the chorus

https://youtu.be/cL7jyXCQ2Zc
But back on theme, I find Huntsmans Chorus, Michael  Turners Waltz and Phil Cunningham's "Sarah's Song " among my current satifaction favourites
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Re: Tunes that you enjoy primarily because they feel good to play
« Reply #66 on: June 08, 2018, 07:00:36 PM »

I've been enjoying playing Morrison's jig.

Followed by Just Asda Tide was A-Flowing?

Sorry - I'll get me coat............

(Please take this in the spirit in which it was intended!)

and then Each Lidl Thing? ..........


And probably Aldi Young Dudes....... I MUST STOP DOING THIS!!!!  I blame  the local wine.......

Apologies again!
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Re: Tunes that you enjoy primarily because they feel good to play
« Reply #67 on: June 08, 2018, 07:19:46 PM »

The Dark Island played as a slow Air.  I imagine  standing on the shore, listening to the Alantic waves rolling  on to the sands. Very,very relaxing.

Absolutely! Anything lyrical played as a slow air. In my Morris days i used to adore Fieldtown "Princess Royal" signposts done that way, as did the dancers. Unfortunately there was usually another musician in sight who'd join in and … push the pace.

Anyone else share my opinion that all folk tunes can be divided into 2 basic genres?

 .  1. "come all ye … etcetera "
 .  2. "Nellie the elephant"
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Re: Tunes that you enjoy primarily because they feel good to play
« Reply #68 on: June 08, 2018, 07:25:23 PM »

Fieldtown "Princess Royal" signposts

Think you mean Fieldtown "Shepherd's Hey" Signposts

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Re: Tunes that you enjoy primarily because they feel good to play
« Reply #69 on: June 08, 2018, 08:47:11 PM »


... i used to adore Fieldtown "Princess Royal" signposts done that way, as did the dancers. Unfortunately there was usually another musician in sight who'd join in and … push the pace.


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Re: Tunes that you enjoy primarily because they feel good to play
« Reply #70 on: June 11, 2018, 12:38:52 PM »

How about wanting to play a tune that brings you to the brink of tears?

We played a beautiful waltz (from sheet music) at a dancers festival last Saturday night and it affected me so much that I had to go outside for some fresh air afterwards. Perhaps my emotions were still raw after the death of a good friend. Evidently it made quite an impact on the dancers too and we had to play it again the next night. I think I'll have to learn it by heart now.

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Re: Tunes that you enjoy primarily because they feel good to play
« Reply #71 on: June 11, 2018, 08:16:50 PM »

Tunes I currently really enjoy playing:

Double Lead Through (especially the C# bit!)
Grand Hornpipe (especially the B)
Redwing (see above)

(not together though!)


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Re: Tunes that you enjoy primarily because they feel good to play
« Reply #72 on: June 15, 2018, 01:54:42 PM »

Having reached the stage of gradually adding a new tune every few weeks, but still being unable to play any of them through entirely reliably, I have taken to making explorations into other genres.  I have managed to work out the fingering for “As Time Goes By”. Just have to perfect the Humphrey Bogart world weary drawl.

 On my 70th Birthday Party I played “All You Need Is Love” on the streamer as part of my address to the assembly.  I’ve been humming it  since, so the other day I had a crack at playing it, firstly on my three row G-C Acc box, ‘cause there’s a chromatic run in it, then on me two row D-G.  I was agreeably surprised to find all the notes and most of the chords on the two row.  I can’t manage to get through it in one go, but I aren’t ‘alf ‘avin’ fun with it.  Trouble is, all the practice for the other tunes is suffering.  But as an instant time travel back to 1967 it’s magic. 
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Re: Tunes that you enjoy primarily because they feel good to play
« Reply #73 on: July 23, 2018, 10:46:32 PM »



Anyone else share my opinion that all folk tunes can be divided into 2 basic genres?

 .  1. "come all ye … etcetera "
 .  2. "Nellie the elephant"

 Which category is "Delilah" in then, Chris?
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Re: Tunes that you enjoy primarily because they feel good to play
« Reply #74 on: July 25, 2018, 03:03:43 PM »


I've also heard the following attached to it, which is merely bawdy rather than racist but still rather inappropriate for mixed company!

My uncle Billy
had a ten foot *****
and he showed it to the girl next door.
She thought it was a snake
so she hit it with a rake
and now it's only five foot four.


Man, this thread has drifted, and it's entirely my own fault! ::)

Oh I think we wimmin' are made of sterner stuff over here since many of us dance Dilwyn and sing the ditty along with the men...afterall it makes a change for the bloke to come to a sticky end instead of the woman ;)

Inappropriate for mixed company?!?!? Next somebody will say "or children might hear it"...

Aww, always thinking of the innocent little children and poor easily-offended ladies ;-)

Seeing as how I knew these words from the junior school playground having learned it from the girls who used it all the time for a skipping-rope rhyme, both these suggestions seem complete rubbish to me, and most likely to come from people who worry far too much about whether other people might concievbly be offended...

So they'd certainly have objected to the Shropshire Bedlams singing this in the old days when they blacked up... ;-)
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