Tunes that just came into my head….

Tunes that just came into my head….

Did you ever have that moment when tunes come into your head, and you don’t know if they are the product of your own thought or whether you wrote them?

I have two, currently. Being as i intend to play them on the main stage of a UK festival in a month, it’d be nice to find out what they are.

The first is the one I think might be original, but before i go ahead, claim it as my own, and give it a name
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-UdP0OpszuteVNSX0dRSkVySnc/edit?usp=sharing

This one, I think might be something i’ve picked up from a Brian Finnegan workshop when i was younger
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-UdP0OpszutMHlxWXpveFl5MWc/edit?usp=sharing

Cheers

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I’m playing them on an E whistle which is the first instrument that came to hand, if it helps. :P

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"The first is the one I think might be original, but before i go ahead, claim it as my own, and give it a name"

It’s that one, I’m afraid!

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If it’s any consolation… every tune I ever composed, with the exception of one, seemed to spin off of some other tune already in my head. Usually the first part, and then I make up a second part. It’s hard to be original when there’s only 8 notes in a scale.

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Cheers, definitely the first one’s ‘waiting for janet’ - thought it was too good to be one of my ideas :P
Looking at the second one. It’s for definite not the one on the Brian finnegan album. (I have a suspicion its one that brian wrote and subsequently forgot!)

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Shit, tho, I’ve learned the waiting for janet tune wrong. Typical. Takes longer relearning a tune than learning a new one from scratch!

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Just re-name it ‘Janet’s not Coming’.

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Glad we could help TheHappyCamper,

While you’re here, I’ve just come across your two tune submissions:
Husky’s https://thesession.org/tunes/9789
They Stole My Wife’s Plough https://thesession.org/tunes/9811

Do you think you could leave a comment on them to say something about their origin etc.? It’d be nice to know! Did you write them, for example?

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@SmashTheWindows: Certainly. I wrote Husky’s, my brother arranged ‘They Stole my Wife’s Plough’ by writing a B-part to a single-part tune from the film ‘Borat’!

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Great to hear, thank you ever so much!

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Most tunes that come into my head were written by other people, learned and forgotten, which then bob to the surface after months or years…

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Often said that any "new" tune that pops up almost complete should be treated with grave suspicion as probably coming from memory. If it takes work to fill in the bits that link the "hooks" and to get a good turn to it, then it might be original!