fiddlerdan

tunebook 39 tunes.

I play fiddle, mandolin, octave mandolin and guitar.

I write tunes when they come to me, and play at local sessions when I can.

I’m new to this forum, and hope to contribute meaningfully in any way I can.

I’ve played for square and contra dances since the mid-80’s,
been to fiddle tune camps and workshops,
won a couple of fiddle contests here and there,
played for a few weddings, etc. etc.

I’ve been in a couple of bands.

My band recorded a couple of CDs.

I’m mainly a dance fiddler. The tunes and sets I play (& write) are done so from the standpoint of dancability. It’s gotta ‘speak to da feet’ as it were. The tune should melodically and/or rhythmically make you wanna get up and dance. That’s my litmus test, anyway.

I started playing ITM in the early 90’s, and continued playing for dances, adding more and more Irish tunes into my sets at dances.

I’m still looking for that perfect day job so I can support my nightly ITM session/contradance playing obsession/addiction.
Let me know if all y’all have any ideas.






Included next are a selection of some of the tunes I’ve come up with over the last 30 years or so.

If you like ‘em, please feel free to share ‘em and spread ‘em around.

If you’re so inclined, drop me a line sometime and let me know which ones you like the best.

BTW, feel free to come back and browse my tune section often as I’m always adding new ones to this list.







Here are a wee bit of some of my own tunes:



First the legal part:
All tunes copyright Daniel Engle, All Rights Reserved.
Used by Permission

Now that we got that nasty little bit of legal business out of the way,
let’s have a look at my tunes, shall we…





Reel: One More For The Road
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/10289
One of mine written for that time in the session when the clock strikes the appointed hour
and we all must pack up and go home. Nobody wants to leave just yet, and so we sometimes
sneak in a couple extra tunes to prolong the magic, if only for a few minutes more…

It came to me over the New Year’s holiday, and it has bits of this tune and that in it,
but wonderfully doesn’t go where you think it might.

It’s a refreshing alternative to Sally Gardens, Sheehans, the Traveller and the like.

The Thai people have a saying for this sort of thing (roughly paraphrased): ‘same-same but different’.






Hambo: The Genetic Hambo
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/10076
The tune came about because I needed to play a Hambo at a dance and didn’t have one handy.
I made this up, and the name sprung quite innocently from the keys the tune is in: D ‘n’ A.





Jig: One To Follow It With
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/10103
I found a great little tune called
"Paul Cranford’s Map Of Cape Breton" by Ceolachan
in the archives the other day. I liked it so much
it inspired me to write a tune to go with it.







Reel: The Spring Thaw

Written for the time of year when you can feel Spring in the air—just around the corner. It’s only a few weeks away, but there’s still some snow left on the ground here and there and the overnight temperatures still get down around freezing. I just wish Spring would hurry up and get here!

X:72
T:Spring Thaw, The
M:C|
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle, 03/02/2010
Q:191
K:AMin
|:cd|"Am"eAaA eAdA|cdec A2Ac|"G"BGBd g2gf|"C"edcd "E"e2cd|
"Am"eAaA eAdA|cdec AcBA|"G"GABd g2ef|"E"edcB "Am"A2:|
|:EG|"Am"AEcE "E7"BEdE|"Am"cEeE "Dm"dDfD|"Am"eAaA eAcA|"G"BcdB "Em"G2 EG|
"Am"AEcE "E7"BEdE|"Am"cEeE "Dm"dDfD|"Am"eAaA eAcA|"G"BAGB "Am"A2:|






Reel: The Spear Of Destiny

This tune came to me last December during a howling wind & rainstorm
and has a portentous unsettling feel about it.
Play it at a pretty fast clip and let the hairs fall where they may.

X:038
T:The Spear of Destiny
M:C|
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle, 12/06/2009
K:EDor
|:"Em"B2Ad BdAd|BdAd BEE2|"D"DECD"Bm"~B,3C|"D"DCDF ADFA|
"Em"B2Ad BdAd|BdAd BEEF|"D"DCDF ADFA|"Bm"dFAF "Em"FEE2:|
|:"Em"e2Be GeBe|(3(efe) Be GeBe|"D"d2Ad FdAd|DEFA dFAd|
"Em"e2Be GeBe|(3(efe) Be GeBe|"D"DCDF ADFA|"Bm"dFAF "Em"FEE2:|









Reel: The Thunderclap

Written a few days before Christmas 2009 during a severe wind and thunderstorm.
I wanted to convey the deep growlly aspect of thunderous weather,
and found the low G string on the fiddle up to the task.
Scrub away, there’s lots and lots of open G, notes in this tune to simulate thunder.

X:048
T:The Thunderclap
M:C|
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle, 12/21/2009
R:Reel
K:CMin
|:EF|"Cm"Gc c2 GFEF|GEFD ECC2|"Fm"CFF2 AGFE|"G"DECD =B,GG2|
"Cm"Gc c2 GFEF|GEFD ECC2|"G"G,=A,=B,C DG,B,D|1 "Cm"CE"G"D=B, "Cm"C2:|2 "Cm"CE"G"D=B, "Cm"C2G,=B,||
|:"Cm"C=B,CD EG,CD|EG,GG, FG,EG,|"Bb"B,=A,B,C DG,B,C|DG,FG, EG,DG,|
"Ab"A,G,A,B, CG,A,B,|CA,EA, DA,CA,|1 "G"G,=A,=B,C DG,B,C|DG,GG, FG,DG,:|2 "G"G,=A,=B,C DG,B,D|"Cm"CE"G"D=B, "Cm"C2|]







Jig: The All Powerful & Mighty Az (aka Aza’s Jig)

The drummer in my former Irish band, Paul Donnelly,
married his high school sweetheart and moved to
Minneapolis/St. Paul.
I wrote this jig for them as a wedding gift.
Her name is Az, which is short for Aza (sounds like Oz).

X:017
T:The All Powerful and Mighty Az
T:(Aza’s Jig)
M:6/8
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle 04/11/2003
R:Jig
K:G
|:B/c/|"G"dcB cBA|BAGD2D|"C"EFG ABc|"D"DFG ABc|
"G"dcB cBA|BAGD2D|"C"EFG ABc|1 "D"DGF"G"G2:|2 "D"DGF"G"G2F||
|:"Em"EFG BEF|"C"GAB cEF|"A"GAB ^cA^c|"D"dDE FGA|
"Em"BEF GAB|"C"cEF GAB|"D"AFA dAd|1 "D"DGF"G"G2F:|2 "D"DGF"G"G2|]








Jig: The First Of May

A wonderful lilting little tune that is a real pleasure to play.
I play this as the second tune in a medley with Aza’s Jig.

X:018
T:The First Of May
M:6/8
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle 10/18/1993
R:Jig
K:G
|:"G"~B3BAG|AGF G2B|"C"cBc "G"BcB|"D"ADA DAD|
"G"~B3BAG|AGF GAB|"C"cde dcB|1 "D"ADA DGA:|2 "D"ADA DAB||
|:"C"cBc edc|"G"BAB dcB|"D"ADA DAD|ADA DAB|
"C"cBc edc|"G"BAB dcB|"D"ABA G2F|1 "G"G3 GAB:|2 "G"G3 DGA|]






Waltz: Waltz Of The Nightingales

Written for Keith Murphy, Jeremiah McLane, & Becky Tracy of Nightingale.
One of many "name" tunes I’ve written over the years, inspired by truly great
musicians I’ve been lucky enough to have heard in concert, at dances, or at camps.

X:012
T:Waltz Of The Nightingales
M:3/4
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle 04/26/1999
R:Waltz
W:For Keith Murphy, Jeremiah McLane, & Becky Tracy of Nightingale
K:F
A2B2|:"F"c3dc2|c2f2a2|"Csus4"gc3c2|"C"c4b2|"F"a3gf2|"Bb/D"db3g2|"Csus4"f3e de|"C"c2A2B2|
"F"c3dc2|c2f2a2|"Csus4"gc3c2|"C"c4b2|"F"a3gf2|"Bb"d3cB2|"Csus4"c6|1 "C"c2A2B2:|2 "C"c4B2||
|:"F"A3GF2|F2A2c2|"Bb"d3cB2|"F"c4A2|"Gm7"B3AG2|"F"A3GF2|"Csus4"Gc3C2|"C"C4B2|
"F"A3GF2|F2A2c2|"Bb"d3cB2|"F"c4B2|A3GF2|"Bb"D3CB,2|"Csus4"C6|1 "C"C3AB2:|2 "C"C2||






Reel: Frankie Gavin’s Reel

Another "name" tune I wrote in inspiration for Frankie Gavin,
after hearing a recording of his fiddling of for the first time.

X:013
T:Frankie Gavin’s Reel
M:C|
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle 03/20/1999
R:Reel
K:Eb
|:"Eb"GABG E2GE|B,2EB, G,B,EG|"Fm"ABcAF2FE|"Bb7"DFBc BAGF|
"Eb"GABG E2GE|B,2EB, G,B,EG|"Fm"ABcAF2FE|"Bb7"DFBA "Eb"GEEF:|
|:"Eb"GBef g2ag|"Bb7"fBB=A B2Bc|dBfB gBag|fedc BAGF|
"Eb"GBef g2ag|"Bb7"fBB=A B2Bc|defg afde|(3(fgf) ed "Eb"edBA:|






Reel: Sona Good To Me

What Chico Marx would have said after hearing this tune.

X:003
T:Sona Good To Me
M:C|
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle 11/4/09
R:Reel
K:Ador
|: "Am"A2EA cAce | aged cBcA | "D"d2fd gdf2 | d2fd gdf2 |
"Am"A2EA cAce | aged cBcA | "D"d2fd gdfd |1 "E"edcB "Am"A2 (3(EF^G) :|2 "E"edcB "Am"A2 (3(AB^c) ||
|: "D"d2fd gdf2 | d2fd gdf2 | "Am"edcB ABcd | edcB ABcA |
"D"d2fd gdf2 | d2fd gdf2 | "Am"edce "G"dcBd |1 "Am"cABG A2(3(AB^c) :|2 "Am"cABG A2(3(EF^G)|]






Reel: A Glimpse Of God (aka AGOG)

Written while on a boat on Clearlake, with dark, cloudy skies
over the entire lake. Just when it looked like it would downpour,
the clouds parted and I saw God for a split second I think.

X:006
T:A Glimpse Of God (aka AGOG)
M:C|
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle 06/12/1994
R:Reel
K:EDor
|:"Em"E2 Bd cA B2|E2 df ec d2|E2 Bd cABc|"D"dcdB ADFA|
"Em"E2 Bd cA B2| E2 df ec d2|E2 Bd cABd|"F#m"cBA^G AF F2:||
|:"G"G2BG cGAG|G2Bc dfec|G2BG cABc|"D"dcdB ADFA|
"G"G2BG cGAG|G2Bc dfec|G2BG cABc|"Bm"dcBA BF F2:||







Jig: Greg Freitas, The Handyman

Several years ago I worked as a handyman’s assistant
for a good friend Greg Freitas [Fray-tus] doing residential remodels.
The title was inspired by a Scottish tune ‘John Cheap, the Chapman’
It’s a great little D mixolydian jig. It bounces right along.
Sounds fantastic on octave mandolin.

X:001
T:Greg Freitas, the Handyman
M:6/8
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle 3/5/05
Q:120
R:Jig
S:Auburn session, 8/25/07
N:Transcription from composer’s proof copy, 12/21/07
Z:Jaya R. Carl
K:Dmix
|: "D"A,DD EDD | FDD "G"GDD | "D"AGF GFE | FED "C"CB,C |
"D"A,DD EDD | FDD "G"GDD | "D"AdA "G"BAG | "A"FGE "D"D2D :|
|: "C"cBc "Am"AGA | "C"cBc "Am"A2A |"C"cBc "Am"AGA | "D"FGE FED |
"C"cBc "Am"AGA | "C"cBc "Am"A2A | "D"d2d "G"cAG | "A"FGE "D"D2D :|






Jig: The Work’s All Done

The second tune in medley with "Greg Freitas, the Handyman".
A squirrely little D mixolydian jig that will get loose from you
if you don’t keep a close eye on it.

No chords this time; the midi playback doesn’t do it justice.

X:002
T:The Work’s All Done
M:6/8
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle
R:Jig
K:DMix
|:fed cAG|FED CB,A,|fed cAG|FGA G2G|
fed cAG|FED CB,A,|EFG BAG|FGE D2D:|
|:DED d2d|DED c2c|DED BAG|FED CB,A,|
DED d2d|DED c2c|fed cAG|FGE D2D:|







Jig: The Gathering Storm

A perfect tune to play indoors by a fireside during a cold and wet rainy night.
It has a dire foreboding sense to it, and jigs in A would work well after it.

X:026
T:The Gathering Storm
M:6/8
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle 1992
R:Jig
K:Emin
|:"Em"B,EE FEE|BEE FED|"C"CEE FGF|FGF EDC|
"Em"B,EE FEE|BEE FED|"C"CEG FGE|1 "Bm"DB,F "Em"E2D:|2 "Bm"DB,F"Em"E2B||
|:"C"cee fee|aee fed|"Am7"Bee fee|f/g/ag fed|
"C"cee fee|aee fed|1 "D"ed^c d2e|f/g/af gfd:|2 "D"ed^cd2A|BAG FED|]






Reel: Mike Brennan’s

Written for a friend of a friend who died of AIDS.
He had a great zeal for life and lived it to the fullest on his own terms.
He bravely fought ‘til the bitter end, and did not go down silently.
He went out kicking and screaming.
This tune captures the essence of his fiery spirit, and his
anger at finding himself all too mortal. RIP Mike.

X:025
T:Mike Brennan’s
M:C|
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle 04/02/1988
R:Reel
K:EDor
|:FA|"Em"B2EG FEDF|EEBE "A"cEAE|"Em"B2EG FED=C|"Bm"B,FAB, FAB,F|
"Em"B2EG FEDF|EEBE "A"cEAE|"Em"GFEG "D"FED=C|"Bm"B,EDF "Em"E2:|
|:EG|"Bm"FDB,F DB,FD|B,FDB, FDB,F|"Em"BGEB GEBG|EBGE BGEG|
"Bm"FDB,F DB,FD|B,FDB, FGA=c|"Em"BGEB "D"ADFA|"Em"GEFD E2:|







Reel: Paddy On A Bender

He was doing great there for a while…six months sober, then
wham, one little drink and then another, and pretty soon the wheels came off the wagon…
A fun tune to break the ice at a session!

X:71
T:Paddy On A Bender
M:C|
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle, 02/17/2010
K:A
|:AF|"A"EAAG ABcA|"Bm"FBBA B2cB|"A"ABce fcec|"D"dBcA "E"BFAF|
"A"EAAG ABcA|"Bm"FBBA B2cB|"A"ABce fcec|"E"BcAF "A"A2:|
|:AB|"A"cAeA fAeA|"Bm"dBfB gBfB|"C"=cde=g gceg|"F"ae=ge "G"d=cAB|
"A"cAeA fAeA|"Bm"dBfB gBfB|"C"=cde=g gceg|"G"a=geg "A"a2:|







Reel: The Lightning Storm

Once again the weather turned for the worse, and we had a lightning storm
before the rain finally came. It was exhilarating to watch—
you could smell the ozone in the air!
The A part represents the gathering storm clouds,
and the triplets in the B part the actual lightning. Enjoy.

X:74
T:The Lightning Storm
M:C|
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle, 02/22/2010
K:Emin
|:GA|"Em"BAeA BAeA|BeBA GFGB|"D"AFdF AFdF|AdAF DEFA|
"Em"BAeA BAeA|BeBA GFGB|"D"AFdF DFAc|"Bm"BGAF "Em"E2:|
|:GA|"Em"(3BBB g2 "D"(3AAA f2|"Em"(3GGG e2 "D"(3FFF d2|"Em"BEED EFGA|"Bm"BAdA BABd|
"Em"(3BBB g2 "D"(3AAA f2|"Em"(3GGG e2 "D"(3FFF d2|"Em"BEEF GABd|"Bm"BAGF "Em"E2:|







Waltz: The Girl That Stole My Heart

Just returned from a dance I attended in Leeper Missouri, in 1915. Parked my time machine in the back where nobody would see it. Heard the fiddler play this tune and liked it, so I wrote it out as best I remember and brought it back with me into the present. Saw a really cute red-headed girl with freckles and her hair in long braids…I’ll have to go back and dance with her some more…who knows, I might be able to persuade her to come back with me one of these times…

At least that’s as good an explanation as any for how I come up with these tunes…

X:73
T:The Girl That Stole My Heart
M:3/4
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle, 02/21/2010
K:G
|:"G"D2G2A2|A3B G2|d2c2B2|"D"A6|D2F2G2|A3F A2|d2e2d2|"G"B6|
"G"D2G2A2|A3B G2|d2e2=f2|"C"e6|EG cd e2|"G"DG Bc d2|"D7"c2 (3BcB A2|"G"G6:|
|:"G"b2f2a2|g3d B2|d2e2d2|"D"c6|"Am"a2e2g2|"D"f3e d2|d2e2d2|"G"B6|
"G"b2f2a2|g3d B2|B2c2d2|"C"e6|EG cd e2|"G"DG Bc d2|"D7"c2 (3BcB A2|"G"G6:|






Reel: Kevin Burke’s Reel

Another "name" tune I wrote in inspiration for the fiddler Kevin Burke,
after hearing "If The Cap Fits" CD for the first time.

X:024
T:Kevin Burke’s Reel
M:C|
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle 11/15/1994
R:Reel
K:E
|:EF|"E"GEFE E~B,3|EFGE FEEG|"A"AEGE "F#m"F~C3|"Bsus4"EFGE FECE|
"E"GEFE E~B,3|EFGE FEFG|"A"AF"E"GE "F#m"FDEC|"Bsus4"B,FDF B,F:|
|:GA|"E"BE{F}ED E2EG|BEcE BEGB|"D"A=D{E}DC D2DF|A=DBD ADFA|
"E"BE{F}ED E2EG|BEcE BEGB|"A"AF "E"GE "F#m"FDEC|"Bsus4"B,FDF B,F:|







Reel: The Log Roller

This tune is in French-Canadian style a la Mouth of the Tobique.

X:035
T:The Log Roller
M:C|
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle 07/21/1994
R:Reel
K:G
DE|"G"G2BG GcGG|BGGc GGBd|"D"^cdcd =cA^cd|^cd=cA FDEF|
"G"G2BG GcGG|BGGc GGBd|"D"^cdcd =cAFD|^CDEF"G"G2:|
|:GA|"G"B2gB BaBB|gBBa BBge|"D"fedc edcA|FD^CD =CDA,D|
"G"B2gB BaBB|gBBa BBge|"D"fed^c =cAFD|^CDEF"G"G2:|






Waltz: Dancing With Angels

A heavenly waltz to play, and a divine one to dance.

X:007
T:Tantzen Mit Engel (Dancing With Angels)
M:3/4
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle 04/26/1999
R:Waltz
K:F
|:(B A)G|"F"F2A2c2|"C/E"g3a g2|"Dm"f a3 f2|"F7"c3B Ac|"Bb"d2f3d|"F"c2f3c|"G7"dg3{a}g2|"C7"{a}g3(B A)G|
"F"F2A2c2|"C/E"g3a g2|"Dm"f a3 f2|"F7"c3B Ac|"Bb"d2f3d|"F"c2f3c|"C7"Bf3e2|"F"[A3f3]:|
|:(e f)g|"Dm"{g}a6|"Am/C"{g}a4{g}a2|"Bbmaj7"(fd3)a2|"Am"(ec3)a2|"Bb"d3ef2|"F"c3ef2|"G7"=Bf3a2|"C7"(g3a/2g/2 fg)|
"Dm"{g}a6|"Am/C"{g}a4{g}a2|"Bbmaj7"(fd3)a2|"Am"(ec3)a2|"Bb"d3ef2|"F"c3ef2|"C7"Bf3e2|"F"[A3f3]:|







Jig: The Mystery Of Life

A beautiful jig, inspired by Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.

X:009
T:The Mystery Of Life
M:6/8
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle 08/24/1998
R:Jig
P:ABAB
K:G
"G"GDC B,CA,|B,CD GAB|"D"ADE FED|A,DF ABc|"Em"BGF EFG|B,EG Bcd|"C"cGF EFG|CEG cde|
"D"dDE FED|A,AG AFD|DcB cAF|Ded edc|def cde|ABc FGA|DEF CDE|A,B,C DEF||
||"G"G,GB dBd|cAc BGB|ABc BAG|FGA GFG|"Em"EGB dBd|cAc BGB|ABc BAG|FGA EDE|
"C"CEG dBd|cAc BGB|ABc BAG|FGA EDE|"D"DFA cBA|FAc edc|Ace fed|cBA FGA:|







Reel: Paddy At The Races

Truth be told, our Paddy has been known to wager a few quid on the ponies now and again.
Look for the horses jostling for position as they come around the final stretch
and the surprise photo finish in the B part.

X:77
T:Paddy At The Races
M:C|
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle, 02/27/2010
K:DDor
|:"Dm"DEFA d2cA|"G"BG G2 DGBG|"F"FEFA cFAc|"G"(3Bcd GB dGBd|
"Dm"DEFA d2cA|"G"BG G2 DGBG|"F"FEFA cFAc|"Dm"(3def "C"ec "Dm"d2dd:|
|:"F"(3fga fd "C"(3efg ec|"Dm"dcAF "C"EC C2|"F"(3fga fd "C"(3efg ec|"Dm"dcAc d2de|
"F"(3fga fd "C"(3efg ec|"Dm"dcAF "C"EC C2|"Dm"DEFA d2 cA|"G"BG G2 "A"A2AA:|










NOTE: Tune name change!!!
I unknowingly named my next tune the same name as a Liz Carroll composition
(different tunes, same title). To avoid confusion, I renamed my tune to The Old Dirt Road.

Slip Jig: The Old Dirt Road
(formerly The Slippery Slope)

Watch your step, the ground is a bit uneven. It levels out in the B part.

X:78
T:The Old Dirt Road
M:9/8
L:1/8
Q:114
R:Slip Jig
C:Daniel Engle, 03/01/2010
K:AMin
A2e edc BAG|A2e edc deg|A2e edc BAG|FGc BAG EGB|
A2e edc BAG|A2e edc deg|age ged edc|deg Bdg GAB||
c2g geg dBG|c2g geg age|c2g geg deg|age gec dBG|
c2g geg dBG|c2g geg deg|age ged edc|deg Bdg GAB|]
"With Chords"
"Am"A2e edc "G"BAG|"Am"A2e edc "G"deg|"Am"A2e edc "G"BAG|"F"FGc "G"BAG "Em"EGB|
"Am"A2e edc "G"BAG|"Am"A2e edc "G"deg|"Am"age "G"ged "C"edc|"G"deg Bdg GAB||
"C"c2g geg "G"dBG|"C"c2g geg "G"age|"C"c2g geg "G"deg|"F"age "C"gec "G"dBG|
"C"c2g geg "G"dBG|"C"c2g geg "G"deg|"Am"age "G"ged "C"edc|"G"deg Bdg GAB|]







Polka: Patrick Kennedy’s Favorite

This tune came to me after hearing Kevin Burke play
one of his polka sets in concert with his then band Open House.

My B part has evolved into something more like this:
|:(E/F/)|"Em"(G[GB]) (F[FB])|(E[EB]) (D[DB])|B,E EG|
"D"A/G/F/E/ D (E/F/)|"Em"(G[GB]) (F[FB])|(E[EB]) (D[DB])|
B,E "D"F(E/D/)|"Em"E3:|

I also sometimes substitute an A chord for the Em chord
on the 8th bars of the A and B parts just for fun.
I play this one as the first tune in a march medley with "March of St. Timothy" second.

"Patrick Kennedy" was a stage name I used when I first started playing in an Irish band. I only used it for a couple of gigs before I discarded the alias. Got it from my paternal grandmother whose name was Kennedy.

X:14
T:Patrick Kennedy’s Favorite
M:2/4
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle 12/13/1995
R:Polka
K:Emin
|:E/D/|"Em"B,E EG|"D"F/G/F/E/ DG/A/|"Em"BE GE|"D"FF/E/ DE/D/|
"Em"B,E EG|"D"F/G/A/F/ DG/A/|"Em"BE "D"FE/D/|"Em"E3:|
|:(E/F/)|"Em"(GB) (FB)|(EB) (DB)|B,E EG|"D"A/G/F/E/ D (E/F/)|
"Em"(GB) (FB)|(EB) (DB)|B,E "D"F(E/D/)|"Em"E3:|







Waltz: Valentine’s Waltz

This romantic waltz came into my head on Valentine’s Day in ‘98, and is dedicated to people in love.
It’s recorded as track #12 on the Bay Area Contra Dance Society’s
Contra/English band sampler CD entitled "Swinging on the Gate"

X:035
T:Valentine’s Waltz
M:3/4
L:1/8
D:Swinging on the Gate, BACDS, track #12
F:http://www.bacds.org/events/SOTG/SOTGtunes.html
C:Daniel Engle 02/14/1998
R:Waltz
K:G
|:D2|"G"G6|G3A B2|D3E D2|D2B,2D2|"Am7"A6|A3B c2|"D"F3G A2|D2E2F2|
"G"G6|G3A B2|D3E D2|D2B,2D2|"Am"A3B c2|"D"F3E F2|"C"AG3 G2|1"G"G4:|2"G"G3A Bc||
|:"G"d6|"G/F#"d3A c2|"G7"B3c B2|B2A2B2|"C"c6|c3A B2|"Cm"A3B A2|A2G2A2|
"G/D"B6|"G/D#"B3A B2|"Em"GE3 E2|"Em/D"E3F G2|"Am"A3B c2|"D"F3E F2|"C"AG3 G2|1"G"G3A Bc:|2"G"G4|]






Jig: Woe Is Me

This tune has sort of a ‘Oh no, here comes the worst’ sort of
approaching doom sense to it. Hence the title.

X:010
T:Woe Is Me
M:6/8
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle 08/22/1998
P:AAB
R:Jig
K:Bm
|:"Bm"Bdf fef|"Em"gfe "Bm"f2d|"Em"efg "Bm"fed|"A"ecA cAE|
"Bm"Bdf fef|"Em"gfe "Bm"f2d|"Em"efg "Bm"fed|"A"ecA "Bm"B2 F:|
||"A"EAc cAE|cAE cAE|"Bm"FBd dBF|dBF dBF|
"C#dim"Gce ecG|ecG ecG|"Bm"Bdf fdB|fdB fdB|
"Em"egb bge|bge bge|"Bm"dfb bfd|bfd bfd|
"F#sus4"cfb bfc|bfc bfc|"F#"cf^a afc|^afc afc|]







Reel: The Gypsy’s Earring

This has got a little Douglas Fairbanks Jr. sword-in-the-teeth pirate/swashbuckling thing going on.

X:037
T:The Gypsy’s Earring
M:C|
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle 1993
R:Reel
K:Dm
|:"Dm"D^CDE FEFG|Addc d2de|(ef)de (ef)de|fege fdAF|
"Gm"DGGA BABc|dggf g2df|"A"efgf efed|^cABG AFGE:|
|:"Dm"FEDE FADE|FDAD =BDAD|"C"C=B,CD EGCD|ECGC ACGC|
"Bb"B,A,B,C DCDE|FB,BB, FB,DB,|"A"(A,^G,A,)(^C^B,C)(E^D|E)(A^GA) A=GFE:|







Reel: The Festive Occasion

Written in joyous anticipation of what would have been my wedding.
The lady in question seemed receptive to the idea of nuptials,
however when pressed was vague about setting a date.
It turns out she ditched me for a guy with a bigger wallet,
so the story had a happy ending: I avoided making
a huge mistake, and ended up with a really cool tune.

X:041
T:The Festive Occasion
M:C|
L:1/8
C:Daniel Engle, 1992
R:Reel
K:A
|:(3(EFG|"A"A2)AB cAcd|eceg abag|"D"f2fd Adfd|"E"BcBG E2 (3(EFG)|
"A"A2AB cAcd|eceg abag|"D"fdfa "E"egbg|"A"a2aga2:|
|:(3(efg|"A"a2)ec Acea|"E/A"(3(gag) ec Aceg|"D"f2fd ABde|"E"fefg (3(fgf) (3(efg)|
"A"a2ec Acea|"E/A"(3(gag) ec Aceg|"D"fdfa "E"egbg|"A"a2aga2:|]