Here’s something more for Dow to bitch about… 8-)
“If You Will Not Have Me, You May Let Me Go”
But the title of the thing is well worth the price of admission. :)
If you will not have me…..
We’ve had a spate of 3/2s at our session recently, and this was one I meant to learn. A timely reminder :-)
(I’ve also got to go and practice "Our cat has kitted", my fingers still get in a twist in the B part!
“If You Will Not Have Me, You May Let Me Go” ~ to be or not to be ~ endings
Lucky you, sounds like a fun session. However, Chris, if you want a straighter take on on this then ignore my ties (B2- B2 = B4)… Also, I did have my own way with it, in particular in the 3rd and 4th part, reflecting back on the endings for the first two parts. I have notes for it that give consistent endings for all parts, no 1st and 2nd endings ~
A-part ~ |d2 f2 f2 e2 d2 c2 | edcB ABcA B4 :|
B-part ~ | G2 B2 ABcA edcB | F2 B2 ABcA B4 :|
C-part ~ | B2 d2 d2 F2 F2 D2 | E4 F4 B,4 :|
D-part ~ | B2 G2 G2 E2 F2 D2 | E4 F4 B,4 :|
That should at least give you some idea of how I’ve varied from another take on this tune, as found in:
"A Northern Lass: Traditional Dance Music of North-West England"
compiled and edited by Jamie Knowles
Dave Mallinson Publications, 1995
Page 40: "If you will not have me, you may let me go"
I have a waltz version!!!
|: FB/B/ Bd cB | Ac/c/ ce dc | df fe dc/d/ | e/d/c/B/ A/B/c/A/ B2 :|
|: fB/B/ Bg fb | b/a/g/f/ e/d/c/B/ A2 | Bd/d/ dB GE | e/d/c/B/ A/B/c/A/ B2 :|
|: Bd/d/ df fd | eg/g/ gc’ c’a | bd’/d’/ d’b ge |1 e2 f2 B2 :|2 e2 f2 Bd’/d’/ |
|: d’b/b/ bg/g/ ge | c’a/a/ af/f/ fd | bg/g/ ge/e/ ed |1 e2 f2 Bd’/d’/ :|2 e2 f2 B2 ||
If you will not have me…..the waltz
LOL - I think the dancers may get their toes in a twist!
My version’s pretty much what bellowhead play. But only it’s 3/4 rather than 3/2.
Version from Vickers
Here’s the version of this tune in the William Vickers manuscript from 1770.
T:If you will not have me you may lett me go
|: FBB dcB | Acc edc | dff edc | e/d/c/B/ A/B/c/A/ B2 :|
|: fBB gfB | b/a/g/f/ e/d/c/B/ A2 | GB A/B/c/A/ e/d/c/B/ | FB A/B/c/A/ B2 :|
|: B,DD FFD | EGG ccA | Bdd FFD | E2 F2 B,2 :|
|: dBB GGE | cAA FFD | BGG EFD | E2 F2 B,2 :|]
LOL why would I bitch about this? You know I like 3/2s!
Get back to work ~ "WHACK!" 8-)
Great tune we are currently giving it some stick at our session
X: 3 = X: 5 / X: 4 = X: 6
To aid comparisons… ;-)
Today is three-two day? :)