Let Nature Be Your Teacher barndance

Also known as Let Nurture Be Your Teacher Highland Fling.

Let Nature Be Your Teacher has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Let Nature Be Your Teacher
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2 DB, DEGA | Bdef gedB | e/g/edB eddB | ABAG EDDE |
G2 DB, DEGA | Bdef gedB | e2 dB eddB |1 GEDE G2 DE :|2 GEDE G2 GB ||
|: d2 Bd bg g2 | abag eddB | d/d/dBd bg g2 | agef g2 gB |
dGBd bg g2 | abag edde | gdeg dBB/B/B |1 AGEF G2 BB :|2 AGEF G2 DE ||
ABC
X: 2
T: Let Nature Be Your Teacher
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D>E |G2 D>[B,G] D>EG>A | B>de>f g2 (3edB |\
(3ege d>B e>dd>B |[1 A>BA>G E2 :|[2 A>B (3AGF G2 ||
(3Bcd |[d2b2] B>d b>g (3ggg | a>ba>g e>dd>B |\
(3ddd B>d b>gB>g | a>ge>f g2 (3GAB |
d>G (3Bcd b>gB>g | a>ba>g e>dd>e |\
g>de>g d>B (3BBB | A>GE>F G2 |]
ABC
X: 3
T: Let Nature Be Your Teacher
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: (3DEF |G2 D3/[B,/B/] D>EG>A | (3Bcd e>f g>ed>B |
e>Gd>B e>dd>B |[1 A>BA>G E>D :|[2 A>GE>F G2- ||
|: G>B |(3ded B>d b>g (3ggg | a>ba>g e>dd>g |
[1 (3ddd B>d b>g (3ggg | a>ge>f g2 :|\
[2 g>de>g d>BB>A | A>GE>F G2 |]
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Eight comments

What this tune’s about…

I Composed this tune after seeing a line from Robert Burns..
” Oh man, let nature be your teacher ”
An also my warning for those who think maybe
there is no such athing as climate change.

This Abc was made up for me by ceolachan of thesession.org
on here !

jim,,,

;-)

I enjoy Jim’s tune and have given it some time, and a bit of steppin’ too. But I confess I choose to take it as a 16 bar highland fling. That’s the way it speaks to me and I find it fits the dance well… ;-)

Some young-uns, and that can now be folks in their 50s and up, have often called highland flings ‘barndances’. Older and wiser folk, many no longer with us, clearly saw a destinction between the various generally swung forms and would not mistake a barndance for a highland fling, or vice versa. :-D

Nice tune!
(but it doesn’t seem to me a barndance).

…and nice title!

“Let Nature/Nurture Be Your Teacher” ~ highland fling

I’d forgotten to add a take on this as suggested ~ as a highland fling.

X: 2
T: Let Nature Be Your Teacher
C: Jim McAuley
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland fling
K: Gmaj
|: D>E |\
G2 D>[B,G] D>EG>A | B>de>f g2 (3edB |\
(3ege d>B e>dd>B |[1 A>BA>G E2 :|[2 A>B (3AGF G2 ||
(3Bcd |\
[d2b2] B>d b>g (3ggg | a>ba>g e>dd>B |\
(3ddd B>d b>gB>g | a>ge>f g2 (3GAB |
d>G (3Bcd b>gB>g | a>ba>g e>dd>e |\
g>de>g d>B (3BBB | A>GE>F G2 |]

“Let Nature/Nurture Be Your Teacher” ~ highland fling - from the discussion

~ with a few adjustments (other possibilities)… ;-)

X: 3
T: Let Nature/Nurture Be Your Teacher
C: Jim McAuley
M: 4/4
R: highland fling
K: GMaj
|: (3DEF |\
G2 D>[B,B] D>EG>A | (3Bcd e>f g>ed>B |\
e>Gd>B e>dd>B |[1 A>BA>G E>D :|[2 A>GE>F G2- ||
|: G>B |\
(3ded B>d b>g (3ggg | a>ba>g e>dd>g |
[1 (3ddd B>d b>g (3ggg | a>ge>f g2 :|
[2 g>de>g d>BB>A | A>GE>F G2 |]