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Four Jacks March...
« on: July 29, 2018, 02:43:48 PM »

Does this tune have any other titles because the moment I heard it I knew it..but I can’t find that many recordings of it. It’s a bit of an ear worm...
https://youtu.be/TR3JXEU03Gw

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Re: Four Jacks March...
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2018, 04:40:47 PM »

It sounds like a calliope tune to me, but perhaps that's just because it's being played on a Chemnitzer.  The sheet music is available here http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/collection/170/155, as well as bit of background information.  It looks like the composer, Abe Losch, wrote tunes for the other face cards as well. 
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Re: Four Jacks March...
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2018, 04:48:40 PM »

Thanks for that! In the UK these machines are also called fairground or steam organs. It can sound pretty good on a PA. I need to give it a go on a melodeon.

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Re: Four Jacks March...
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2018, 05:13:34 PM »

It looks like it might be possible in the published key on a G/C. Possible, but quite a challenge!
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2018, 05:19:10 PM »

It looks like it might be possible in the published key on a G/C. Possible, but quite a challenge!
It’s a great tune. I think the YouTube vid is in E or something like that. I heard it and was playing it by ear on a PA. The sheet music is a big help but is in a higher register than the recording.
But I’m sure you can manage it Anahata!
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