John Smeaton reel

John Smeaton has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: John Smeaton
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
Ac c/c/c BcAc | c/c/c ec fecB | cefa f2 ce- | effA cBBB |
Ac c/c/c BcAc | c/c/c ec fecB | cefa f2 ce- | eAcB A4 :|
f3 d dccB | eAAA cBce | effe a2 ef- | faaA cB B/B/B |
f3 d dccB | eAAA cBce | effe a2 ef- | fAcB A4 :|
ABC
X: 2
T: John Smeaton
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
[M:3/4] Ac c/c/c Bc|Ac c/c/c ec|fecB ce|fa f2 ce- |[M:4/4] effA cBBB |
[M:3/4] Ac c/c/c Bc|Ac c/c/c ec|fecB ce|fa f2 ce- |[M:4/4] eAcB A4 :|
f3 d dccB | eAAA cBce | effe a2 ef- | faaA cB B/B/B |
f3 d dccB | eAAA cBce | effe a2 ef- | fAcB A4 :|
ABC

Four comments

John Smeaton

Named after the baggage handler who helped to thwart a terrorist attack at Glasgow Airport in 2007, this tune was composed by Ewen Henderson and Gary Innes of the band Mànran on their 2013 album ‘The Test’. Requested by Stephen Drummond.

John Smeaton

I would have preferred to notate the first half in 3/4 apart from from the bars which end the two halves:

M:3/4
Ac c/c/c Bc | Ac c/c/c ec | fe cB ce | fa f2 ce- |\
M:4/4
-effA cBBB |
M:3/4
Ac c/c/c Bc | Ac c/c/c ec | fe cB ce | fa f2 ce- |\
M:4/4
-eAcB A4 :|

…but with that polite request not to add any additional ABC headers glowering at me, I couldn’t bring myself to do it!

Nigel, I just added your 3/4 version as a second setting with embedded meter changes. I believe that’s the correct way to do it at The Session — either that or I’ve been entering crooked tunes incorrectly for a while now!