Toppish

http://www.toppish.com/ 
Personal contact - Toppish (at) gmail (dot) com
https://www.facebook.com/toppish

For some sound samples go here:
http://www.toppish.com/Beta/Jack_Lindberg_-_Recordings.html

Here are a few of my original tunes and others:



Charlie Sumner’s

- Charlie was a piper I knew in my early years of playing Trad. Even though he had spent a fair amount of time in prison and was recovering from a serious drug problem, he always had a smile for other players. He passed away too young. I was thinking about him one day and this is what came out.


The actual tune is in F#m and A.

X: 1
T: Charlie Sumner’s

C: Jack Lindberg

M: 6/8

L: 1/8

R: jig

K: F#m

F2c BAE | F2c Bce | fBB BAc | ~B3 cBE |

F2c BAE | F2c Bce |faf cBe |1 fec BAE :|2 fec Bce ||

~a3 fec | ~B3 cef | ~a3 baf- | fec Bce|

a2 f- fec | ~B3 cef |~a3 baf |1 afe df^g:||2 edc BAE||

The Ram of God

- John B Keane the Irish playwright and novelist wrote 3 books that I read in succession - I wrote 3 tunes and named them after the books. This is the one that gets played the most frequently.


X: 1

T: Ram of God

C: Jack Lindberg

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

R: Reel

K: Em

~E3F ~G3A | B2Ac BAGF | GEFD EFGA | B~B,3 B,^CDB, |

EDEF ~G3A | BABc BcdB- | Be~e3 efge |1 agfd e2 BG :||2 agfd e2ed ||

c3B cdec | B2BA BAGF | E~B,3 B,2 EB,- | B,2A,B, EFGB|

c3B cdec | B2BA BAGF | EFGA B2EF |1 GFGA BABe:||2 ~G3A F2ED||

Trip to Lankster

- I was stuck in a car for several hours going to Lancaster, PA to play a Scottish Showcase concert, and this tune kept going around in my head.

X: 1

T: Trip to Lankster

C: Jack Lindberg

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

R: Reel

K: Am

A~e3 gagd | ~e3c dcBG| A~e3 dcBA | G2FG EFGE |

A~e3 gagd | ~e3c dcBG | AecA dcBG |1 EFGE A2BG :||2 EFGE A2GF ||

E3A GAE2- | EAGA GFED | E~A3 GABd | e=fec dcBA|

E3A GAE2- | EAGA GFED | EAAG ABcd |1 e=fec dcBA:||2 eBcB A2E2||

The High Road to Rishikesh

- This tune is derivative of Capercaillie’s fill music ( so a nod to them), and is too much fun to not write down. Rishikesh is where the Beatles hung out with the Maharishi - we were there (40 years later) - no sign of the Beatles or the Maharishi, and this tune kept swirling around in my head.



The tune is actually in Ddorian with a drone in the bass A (first 16 bars)
the 2nd 16 is in E maj.


X: 1

T: The High Road to Rishikesh

C: Jack Lindberg

M: 6/8

L: 1/8

R: jig

K: Ddor

D2c BGA | zzF EFG | AAd cBG | DEG EDC |

D2c BGA | zzF EFG |1 fed ecG |1 Add d3 :||2 F3-F E2- | E2 D3-D ||

K: E

~b3 bag | f3 fef | ~g3- gfe | ~a3 aga|

~b3 bag | f2e fef | gag gfB | c3 cec ||

~B3 Bge | ~f3 fef | ~g3 gfe | a3 aga |

~b3 bag | f2e fef | gag feB | c2 c2 =FE ||


Parson’s Close

- is a street in the East Hampton NY area - where a friend lived. I wrote the tune as a thanks for the invite.


X: 1

T: Parson’s Close

C: Jack Lindberg

M: 6/8

L: 1/8

R: jig

K: Ador

A2A cBc | d^cd e2e | a2e g2e | dBA G2E |

~A3 cBc | d^cd ~a3| g2e edB |1 BAG A2E :||2 BAG A2E ||

AaA gAf | efg dBG | AGA cBc- | cd^d ecB|

AaA gAf | efg dBG| cdc BAG |1 EFG dcB :||2 EFG GFE ||

Swiss Piper

- here is my variation on a tune submitted in a discussion by member swisspiper in April 2012


X:1

T: Swiss Piper

C: Jack Lindberg

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

R: reel

K:Amix

~A3c Acec | ~G2BG dGBd | ~A2cA eAce | gedB G2dB |

A2cA eAce | G2eG dGBG | Acef ~g3B |1G2eG dGBG :|2 eBdB degb ||

a2e~a a2ce | g2dg egdg | aecA cBce | g2dB GABd |

a~e3 aece | g2eg dg (3Bcd | Acef gedB |1 e2dB ABce :|2 GA (3BAG A2E2 ||


Six Sisters

- on the first Wooden Flute Obsession CD set I liked the tune by Barry Kerr called ‘Three Sisters’, so I learned it, but it occurred to me that it might make a spanking jig, too. Here’s what I came up with:

X:1

T: Six Sisters

C: after Barry Kerr, arr Jack Lindberg

M: 6/8

L: 1/8

R: Jig

K: Emin

|: EBE cEB | EBB GGF | EBE cEB | BBG FGG |

EBE cEB | EBB AFD | BBG zGF |1 EAD EEG :|2 EAD EEg ||

|: e2g egg | f2a ggf | egg ege | fda gfd | 

edg egg | fad ~g3 | bag a2g |1 egd eeg :|2 egf e2B ||

Ruvin’s

- Ruvin’s is a tune that I found on a YT vid and transcribed it from the playing of Karen Tweed (in a 32 bar format - the original was 48 bars). I don’t know the real name of the tune, but the guitarist that she was playing with apparently had the name ‘Ruvin’ - good enough for me, and another great Tweed tune:

X:1

T:Ruvin’s Jig

C:Karen Tweed, arr J Lindberg

R:Jig

L:1/8

K:Gmaj

M:6/8

GAB d2g- | g2a fed | ce2-edc | {c}BAG A(3FED |

GAB d2g- | g2a fed | ce2-edc |1 BcB A2D :|2 AGF G2D ||

CEG F2D | CEG DFG | CEG F2D | CEG- GFD |

CEG F2D | CEG DFG | CEG F2D | CEG- GFD |

G2d Gd2 | F2d dFD | DEc cAE | (3FGA F DAF |

G2d Gd2 | F2d dFD | DEc cAE | FAF G2D||

The Highwayman

- the fill to a song that Liam Clancy performed, turned into a reel, a thing that I like to do - and use as a transition tune for dancing, artistic license is the excuse for the changes and the repeats:

X:1

T:The Highwayman

C:Martin Murray, arr J Lindberg

R:Reel

M:4/4

L:1/8

K:Amix

ea2b agef | afdf edcA | B3A BAGF | EA2G ABcB |

Aeed cBAB | cffb affe | d2Bd AFFD |1E2AB ABcd :|2 E2A,B, CDEF|| 

G3F EDGA | BAGF GFED | E2BA GFEG | F2DF EDB,D |

E3D B,DE2- | EFGF E3D | E3D B,DE2- |1 E2A,B, CDEF :|2 E4 ABcd ||

Thirteen Arches

- a variation on the playing of the Kane Sisters. Originally this was composed in Cmaj.

X:1

T:Thirteen Arches

C:Seamus Connolly, arr. Jack Lindberg

M:4/4

L:1/8

R:reel

K:Dmaj

DFAd cdef | g~e3 cdec | dcAF GEAG | F ~D3 CDEG |

F~A3 cdef | gfef gbag |1 fgce d2 AF | ~E3D CDEC :|2 face e2 ce | e2 ce ABcd ||

|: eAce (3gag eg | f ~d3 Aded | c ~A3 (3Bcd ed | cAAG EFGE |

(3FGF DF ~G3E | F ~A3 cdef | gfed cAed |1 cAfe d2 cd :|2 cAGE D2 z2|
]

O’Brien’s Jig

- a simple gift for my dear wife, Rachel.

X:1

T: O’Brien’s Jig

C: Jack Lindberg

M: 6/8

L: 1/8

R: jig

K: Amaj

A2c e2a | ~f3 ecB | cBc ABc | dcd B2G |

ABc efa | f2c ecB | cec ABc |1 ~B3 E3 :|2 B3 ABe |]

f2g a2f | eae A2B | cAA ~A3 | eAA Ace |

feg a2a | eae A2B | cBa- aec |1 cB2- B2e |2 cBB EFG |]"LAST" cBB B2z |]

more to come….