Mons Meg strathspey

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Mons Meg has been added to 6 tunebooks.

Download ABC

Two settings

X: 1
T: Mons Meg
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
A | d2 cd 3Bcd cA | BggB BAAg | fa a2 ag 3efg | fa a2 afdA |
d2 cd 3Bcd cA | BggB BAAg | fa a2 ag 3efg | fdec d2 d :||
g | fd 3efg afdf | gBed c<eAg | a2 af dfag | fded ce 3efg |
fd 3efg afdf | gBed c<eAg | a2 af dfag | fdec d2 d :||
ABC
X: 2
T: Mons Meg
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|d2c>d (3Bcd cA|B<g g>B cA A>g|f<a a2 a>g (3efg|f<a a2 a>f d>A|
d2c>d (3Bcd cA|B<g g>B cA A>g|f<a a2 a>g (3efg|fd |f>d e>c d2 d||
g|fd (3efg a>f d>f|g>B e>d cA A>g|a2 a>f d>f a>g|f>d e>d c<e (3efg|
f>d (3efg a>f d>f|g>B e>d c<e A>g|a2 a>f d>f a>g|f>d e>c d2 d||
ABC

Seven comments

Gan Ainm

Got this tune from a Spanish fiddler. No name, no information at all so if anyone recognises it please do let me know!

Is this tune supposed to be so unusually crooked? I don’t recognize it though.

Posted by .

Don’t recognise it but surely it’s got to be a reel, and in D? Sounds like a Scottish bagpipe tune to me. Kenny might know it.

X: 1
T: Gan Ainm
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|d2cd (3Bcd cA|BggB BAAg|fa~a2 ag (3efg|fa~a2 afdA|
d2cd (3Bcd cA|BggB BAAg|fa~a2 ag (3efg|fdec d2d:|
|:g|fd (3efg afdf|gBed ceAg|a2af dfag|fded ce (3efg|
fd (3efg afdf|gBed ceAg|a2af dfag|fdec d2d:|

Mons Meg - Strathspey by PM G S MacLennan

That’s the tune indeed.

C/o Jack Campin:

X:1
T:Mons Meg
C:Pipe Major George S. MacLennan
S:Gordon Highlanders Pipe Music Collection volume I
R:Strathspey
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Hp
A|\
d2c>d (3Bcd cA|B<g g>B cA A>g|f<a a2 a>g (3efg|f<a a2 a>f d>A|
d2c>d (3Bcd cA|B<g g>B cA A>g|f<a a2 a>g (3efg|fd |f>d e>c d2 d||
g|\
fd (3efg a>f d>f|g>B e>d cA A>g|a2 a>f d>f a>g|f>d e>d c<e (3efg|
f>d (3efg a>f d>f|g>B e>d c<e A>g|a2 a>f d>f a>g|f>d e>c d2 d||

Presumably, "Mons Meg" refers to the Medieval cannon kept at Edinburgh Castle:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mons_Meg

Thank You

Thank you all so much for the comments. Will make necessary adjustments to tune details.