Cape Breton setting
Cape breton fiddler Howie MacDonald plays this tune on his recent CD "Live at West Mabou Hall" thus:
T: Cherish The Ladies
N: Cape Breton setting
dFF AFF|dFF A^GA|BEE =cEE|cEE ABc|
dfd cde|dcd A^GA|Bcd e/f/ge|fdc d2A:|
|:Add fed|afd fed|B2g gfg|ecA gfg|
afd bge|afd g2g|fdB AGF|[1 BEF GFE:|[2 BEF GAB|
|:[F3-A3-] [FA]GF|AGF dcB|[F3-A3-] [FA]GF|GA,B, CDE|
DFA EGB|DFA d2g|fdB AGF|BEF GAF:|
There’s a flaw here with the abc because the midi file just stops dead on the 2nd bar of the 3rd part. I’ve copied and pasted into concertina.net and it does the same thing strange.
Cherish the Ladies ABC
my software doesn’t like the "2" for the second part ending on its on a new line…. try this for the third part (seems OK in the Tune-a-tron)
|:~d3 fed|afd fed|~B3 ~g3|ece gfe|1
dcd fed|afd gbg|fdB AGF|GEF GFE:|2
~a3 bgb|afa g2e|fdB AGF|GEF GFE||
“The Humours Of Cappa” ~ all in the family 8-)
# Added by dafydd - August 28th, 2003
I love Michael Coleman’s playing in that 1935 recording. I’ve played a similar setting for years, and one of these days I’ll meet someone else who plays the tune! Several years ago I played "The Pathway To The Well" with John Carty, a quite similar tune.
Cherish the Ladies
I just added the old O’Neill’s version of this tune. I am surprised it wasn’t here already. It is a great version, and it is still shows up in sessions.