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Author Topic: Please advise the stupid American: What are the names of these two tunes?  (Read 650 times)

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Clawhammer

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At least I think that they're two separate tunes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhR3XmOZ3yE

Thanks,  Bill
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The Blue Eyed Stranger.  Or Strangler, if the dancers are playing up. Other titles might be available.

PS ignoring the scales, one tune with an A and  B part.
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Have you tried using folktunefinder for finding the tunes?
You can just insert the beginning of a tune and it will search its database for similar songs.

www.folktunefinder.com
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Thanks very much, Sir!
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Just one tune. The blue eyed stranger
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I agree they are both Blue Eyed Stranger, the second version is just done in a higher register.
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Very nice playing, lovely lift and speed.

My partner who dances the Morris can't place the tune but it might be a variant!

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Having looked at the black book, we think it is a variant on The Blue Eyed Stranger Bucknell and Headington.
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Thanks to everyone!
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I have heard that it, or something similar,  is known as "The Soldiers Return" in the US. Can't remember where and I don't know if it's true.

The Blue Eyed Stranger is what the morris settings are always called.

Ashley Hutchings included a song to this tune on one of the "Morris On" albums. Also included on "A Touch of Morris"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsBFyHZsClI

Edit: I think the credit goes to Chris Leslie, sometimes of Fairport Convention.
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Greg Smith
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Edit: I think the credit goes to Chris Leslie, sometimes of Fairport Convention.

Greg: the words are credited to Ashley Hutchings here.
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Very nice playing, lovely lift and speed.

My partner who dances the Morris can't place the tune but it might be a variant!

That's pretty much as I've played it for the Headington dance for the last 40-odd years.
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Very nice playing, lovely lift and speed.

My partner who dances the Morris can't place the tune but it might be a variant!

That's pretty much as I've played it for the Headington dance for the last 40-odd years.

Very lucky dancers then IMHO  (:)
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Edit: I think the credit goes to Chris Leslie, sometimes of Fairport Convention.

Greg: the words are credited to Ashley Hutchings here.

Thanks. I wasn't sure. I think it's Chris doing the singing.
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The Blue Eyed Stranger.

Usually followed by Getting Upstairs and Pram Pushing.... :M >:E....
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The Blue Eyed Stranger.

Usually followed by Getting Upstairs and Pram Pushing.... :M >:E....

You missed out Hunting The Hare and Haste to The Wedding.
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Usually followed by Getting Upstairs and Pram Pushing.... :M >:E....

<pedantry> Pram Pushing Highland Mary </pedantry>

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Usually followed by Getting Upstairs and Pram Pushing.... :M >:E....

<pedantry> Pram Pushing Highland Mary </pedantry>

Indeed...but the "joke" wouldn't be quite so funny then... :|glug
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