Willy Taylor’s High Tea barndance

Also known as Willie Taylor’s High Tea.

Willy Taylor's High Tea has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Willy Taylor's High Tea
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GA |: B2Bc BAGA | B2 d2 e4 | d2 g2 B2 d2 | cBAG A2 GA |
B2Bc BAGA | B2 d2 e4 | d2 g2 B2 G2 |1 A4 G2 GA :|2 A4 G2 gf ||
e2dc BAGA |B2 d2 e4 | d2 g2 B2 d2| cBAG A2gf |
e2dc BAGA | B2 d2 e4 | d2 g2 B2 G2 | A4 G2 gf|
e2dc BAGA | B2 d2 e4 | d2 g2 B2 d2 | cBAG A2 GA|
B2Bc BAGA | B2 d2 e4| d2 g2 B2 G2| A4 G2z2||
ABC
X: 2
T: Willy Taylor's High Tea
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2 B>c B>AG>A | B2 d2 e4 | d2 g>d (3BcB d>G | c>BA>G (3ABA (3FGA |
(3BcB (3cBA B>AG>A | B2 d2 e4 | d2 g2 B2 d>G | (3ABA GF G :|
e2 (3edc B>AG>A | B2 d2 e4 | d2 g>d (3BcB d>G |
1 c>BA>G A2 g>f | (3efe d>c B>AG>A | B2 d2 e4 | d2 g2 B2 G2 | (3ABA GF G :|
2 c>BA>G (3ABA (3FGA | B2 B>c B>AG>A | B2 d2 e4 | d2 g2 B2 d>G | (3ABA GF G ||
ABC
X: 3
T: Willy Taylor's High Tea
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GA | B2B2 BAGA | B2B2 B2e2 | d2B2 cBAG |E2A2 A2GA |
B2Bc BAGA |B2d2 g2ga | bagf efge | d2B2 B2Bc |
| d2B2 g2B2 | d2B2 B2 (3ABc | d2B2 g2 (3efg | a2A2 A2GA|
| B2Bc BAGA |B2d2 g2ga | bagf efge | d2B2 B4 |
ABC
X: 4
T: Willy Taylor's High Tea
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: dc>d |\ & |: dg>f |\
|: dc>d | B2 B>c B>AG>A | B2 d2 e4 | d2 g>d (3BcB d>G | c>BA>G (3ABA (3FGA | ~
|: dg>f | e2 (3edc B>AG>A | B2 d2 e4 | d2 g>d (3BcB d>G |1 c>BA>G A2 g>f | ~
ABC
X: 5
T: Willy Taylor's High Tea
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
| G2 G2 FGAF | = | N2 N2 NNNN |
| GABc d2 B2 | & | ABAG E2 D2 | & | GABc d2 B2 | = | NNNN N2 N2 |
| A2 F2 G2 :| = | N2 N2 N2 :|
ABC

Twenty-three comments

Willy Taylor’s High Tea

I got this one from a workshop and we play it with the "Great North Run" in our very mixed session. (GN Run isn’t on the board …. yet)

I’d assumed it was by Willy Taylor, but when I checked I found….
C:Michelle Soinne
N:Named to commemorate the generous hospitality of the magnificent Northumbrian fiddler Willie Taylor and his wife, Nancy.

I also found it was down as a hornpipe and dotted, but right or wrong, we’re playing it as a reel :-)

How can you play this as a reel? It’s all crotchets?

Sounds like a nice barndance-etc. type tune

High Tea

Northumbrian - not Irish style reel. Probably a bit fast for a barndance.

“Willy Taylor’s Highland Tea”

X: ~
T: Willy Taylor’s High Tea
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: barndance / schottische
K: G Major
|: dc>d |
B2 B>c B>AG>A | B2 d2 e4 | d2 g>d (3BcB d>G | c>BA>G (3ABA (3FGA |
(3BcB (3cBA B>AG>A | B2 d2 e4 | d2 g2 B2 d>G | (3ABA GF G :|
|: dg>f |
e2 (3edc B>AG>A | B2 d2 e4 | d2 g>d (3BcB d>G |
1 c>BA>G A2 g>f | (3efe d>c B>AG>A | B2 d2 e4 | d2 g2 B2 G2 | (3ABA GF G :|
2 c>BA>G (3ABA (3FGA | B2 B>c B>AG>A | B2 d2 e4 | d2 g2 B2 d>G | (3ABA GF G ||

White Cockade

Sort of like this …

http://www.thesession.org/tunes/2479

X:1
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:?
K:G
GA | B2B2 BAGA | B2B2 B2e2 | d2B2 cBAG |E2A2 A2GA |
B2Bc BAGA |B2d2 g2ga | bagf efge | d2B2 B2Bc |
| d2B2 g2B2 | d2B2 B2 (3ABc | d2B2 g2 (3efg | a2A2 A2GA|
| B2Bc BAGA |B2d2 g2ga | bagf efge | d2B2 B4 |

This is definitely not a reel, spindizzy. Doesn’t matter what speed you play it at!

White Cockade-ish? Hmmmm… ;-)

Hey Dow, some folks think they can do just about anything to a melody, but as given here, spin’s transcription, I’m with you, it would clunk along like one of those single cylinder boat engines no matter what speed you tried to take it at and if too fast it would start to sound like shight and then probably throw the rod… :-D

Willy Taylor’s High Tea

Ceolachan, I can’t get your ABC to convert on the Concertina.net converter. Is it right?

X: give it a number, if only a 1 = X: 1

Sorry hotspur, I’ve sent you email on this, but for others, you would need to do one of the two following things with the lead-in notes ~

either add the back slash ~
|: dc>d |\ & |: dg>f |\

or bring up the next four bars so ~
|: dc>d | B2 B>c B>AG>A | B2 d2 e4 | d2 g>d (3BcB d>G | c>BA>G (3ABA (3FGA | ~
&
|: dg>f | e2 (3edc B>AG>A | B2 d2 e4 | d2 g>d (3BcB d>G |1 c>BA>G A2 g>f | ~

I’ve just tested it and it works, but it may be you didn’t catch my silliness with numbering it, something Dow ocassionally gets on my case about… Apologies…

High Tea

Hey-ho - greater minds think this is something else.
Let me know what the majority verdict is and I’m happy to change it…. since we play it with GT. N. Run 86 which was posted as a reel, I went with that. (Now Lazyhound, who put on Gt. N.Run paired it with a rant …. no-ones suggested that yet :-) )

BTW there was an interesting article on the different hornpipe styles in the last issue of FiddleOn magazine http://www.fiddleon.co.uk/ by John Offord, so maybe we’re playing this as a hornpipe in the "Sailor’s Hornpipe Style" - ie undotted. Best thing of course would be to find out what the composer intended that I should be playing, before the chinese whispers of sessions and workshops did their work

Chris

High Tea

Thanks, Coelachan. It worked perfectly.
Sounds like a schottishe

“The Great North Run”

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on April 25th 2004 by lazyhound.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/2891

Spin, same with "The Great North Run", I would play that with swing too, as a barndance / schottische. It has the classic elements, such as the 1st & 5th bars ~

| G2 G2 FGAF | = | N2 N2 NNNN |
the 2nd, 4th & 6th bar ~
| GABc d2 B2 | & | ABAG E2 D2 | & | GABc d2 B2 | = | NNNN N2 N2 |
the 8th bar, A & B parts ~
| A2 F2 G2 :| = | N2 N2 N2 :|

So, every other bar, 1, 3, 5, 7 begins with a thump, or N2
while the alternate bars all end pretty much thump, thump, or N2 N2…and everything concludes thump, thump, thump ~ N2 N2 N2 :|

That just begs to be swung and speaks the language of the family of barndances, which includes the schottische…to my ears and senses anyway… There are folks in this world that don’t swing nothin’, everthing interpreted flat, but that would still not take away from what this melody is rhythmically communicating to the dancers, those thumps and where they thump… 8-)

I agree about GNR’86 too. They’re both in the barndance/schottische family whichever way you look at it, whether you want to play them at a more rant-like pace or more barndancey or whatever.

‘c’ I told you about your sloppy abc numbering and you never listened. Go easy on hotspur - his brain is tired and he’s easily confused these days :-)

High Tea

OK - Barndance it is. :-)

High Tea

Watch it Dow! Not that easily confused!

X: ~

You’re right Dow… It’s those ITM gremlins, they keep making me do these things… ;-)

Willy Taylor’s High Tea

Recorded by the Bismarck’s and described as a rant

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There has been a bit of ranting going on, if not necessarily in step… Yes, with swing, I can see how it could be ranted, but the neighbours downstairs would have a fright this time of night if I started doing that across the floor here, and I suspect things would come dancing off of shelves in the process… There are actually a number of rants that make really fine schottisches / barndances… Actually, just off the top of my head just now, I can’t think of one that wouldn’t… ;-)

On second play of this I think it could have more of a march feel to it than rant. Shift it up a tone, make those 7ths mixo and you’d have a good 2/4 pipe march.

if you changed the time sig of course

“Pa Paddy O’Sullivan’s Polka”

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on April 9th 2008 by ceolachan.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/8435

Interesting similarities…..
# Posted on April 10th 2008 by spindizzy