Shorelines waltz

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Shorelines has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Shorelines
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
M:4/4
JBd| Je4-e3 {fed}|Jf3 e{a/}d3B|{a/}d B/A/ JB6-|B4-BJc{c/}BG|A2{BAG}E3JB|
JA4-AzJGF/E/|{A/}E8-|E4z2JBd| Je4-e2z d|Jf2{a/}fe{a/}d3B|
{a/}dB JB6-|B4-BJc{c/}BG|A2{BAG}E3JB|JA4-AzJG2-|GE{A/}E6-|E4z2|
zg/a/|Jb6-ba/g/|f4e/d/z Jag/f/|g2fe-e4-|e3z2z2f/g/|{c'/}Ja8-|
a4{c'/}agfJaJ|g2z2Jf2{ed} a/g/a/|e3fgJa2g2|Jf3eJB4d{efed2B2AB}A3GFE4
ABC
X: 2
T: Shorelines
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
M: 4/4
Bd|e4- e3d|f3e d3B|dB/A/ B6-|B4- BcBG|
A2GE- E3B|A6 GF|E8-|E4 z2:|
zg/a/|b4-b3(3b/a/g/|f4 e/d/z z/a/g/f/|gf/e/-e6-|e4 z3f/g/|
a8-|a4-ag f3/2a/|g2z2 f3/2e/ d(3a/f/g/|e4-ef/g/ ag|
f2eB- B4|ed/B/- (3B/A/B/A- A3G|FE-E6|z6|]
ABC
X: 3
T: Shorelines
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
M:4/4
JBd| e4-e3 {fe}d|Jf3 e{a/}d3B|{a/}d B/A/ JB6-|B4-BJc{c/}BG|
A2{BA}GE- E3B|JA4-AzJGF/E/|{A/}E8-|E4z2JBd| Je4-e2z d|
Jf2{a/}fe{a/}d3B|{a/}dB JB6-|B4-BJc{c/}BG|A2{BA}GE- E3B|JA4-AzJG2-|
GE{A/}E6-|E4z2|zg/a/|Jb4-b3 (3b/a/g/|f4e/d/zz/ J(a/g/f/|
g2f/e/-e6-|e4z3f/g/|{c'/}Ja8-|a4-{c'/}agf>JaJ|g2z2Jf>ed (3a/f/g/|
e4-e2f/g/ Jag|Jf2eJB-B4|ed/B/- (3B/A/B/A- A3G|FE-E6|z6|
ABC

Six comments

Shorelines

This an attempt at an accurate transcription of Davy Spillane’s "air" from Pipedreams, though I struggled with the syncopation and gave up near the end trying to fit the tune into 4/4. I’ll more than happily welcome adjustments etc.

Sorry my ignorance.. but what the ”J” means in the ABC?

Mike, not all your bars add up correctly. Be aware that when you put in grace notes they don’t take anything away from the other notes in the bar, which should still add up to 4 crotchets (quarter notes).
So, for example, the start would be better written as Bd| e4-e3 {fe}d|, rather than Bd| e4-e3 {fed}|, which only adds up to seven quavers (eighth notes). Similarly, the end of that line would read better as |A2{BA}GE- E3B| rather than |A2{BAG}E3B| which adds up to six quavers (note the syncopated E which starts before the third beat).
Slow tunes are often harder to transcribe than fast tunes because of the more complicated melodic rhythm - lots of long notes of various lengths separated by short notes. I count with my fingers to get the correct timing.

Second setting

X: 2, above is a rough attempt to sort out the timing in Mikethebook’s brave attempt to transcribe this tune.
I’ve only transcribed the first A part and added a repeat sign, but in reality the A parts vary a little.

Thanks Donald for mopping up my mess and pointing out my errors. I did use my fingers to count but got lost a few times with the syncopation etc. As you say slow tunes are the harder to transcribe but they are my preference too. Please watch out for my initial attempts at further Spillane "airs." Thanks very much.

BTW Marcus, J is a shorthand for !slide!.

Revised first setting

My thanks again to Donald. I’m taking his revised simplified version and re-entering the ornamentation. As ever, sadly, the slides don’t appear … and with Davy there are always many of them, happily, as well as reverse slides (no idea the abcnotation for them).