## Thirty-six comments

### Aaaaaaa!!!

Learn ABC notation, please… :-P

& do a tune search ~

https://thesession.org/tunes/2327

https://thesession.org/tunes/4953

As heard on " My Roots Are showing"

Natalie McMaster April 11, 2000

Rounder / UMGD

B00004SAWL

I’ll have to put her CD on and try to follow your transcription that way… :-/

### Execute me, but?

Ceolachan, Why do you think I need to lerarn ABC notation? Could you please specify? I gladly receive more wisdom! -also from you. Now, "& do a tune search ~" part: Have done! OF COURSE!! What would you suggest that I do when my findings differ to a degree that I believe others might have a faint interest i it?

With respect

Fiel

Please tell me what you think of my transscribsion, which, by the way, is only of the first slow part.

Thank you

Actually, as I hear it, I would prefer to pu it in 2/2, how?

Yes, I used to play this march… I thought it rang as familiar, and especially after you made the Cape Breton connection. Basically your ABC notation is messy, even confusing. Here’s just the A-part ~

|: D2 |\

G4 G<AB<c | d2 G2 A>GF<D | F4 F<GA<B | c2 F2 A>GF<D |

G4 G<AB<c | d2 G2 A2 G<A | G2 f<e d>cB<A | G4 G2 :|

Even in the sometimes densely black practice of doing them 2/4 it would never be 4 bar parts…

### Aaaaaaa!!!

Learn sight reading, please ;-B

### “Hey, Johnny Cope”

& the usual spelling, including on Natalie’s album….

Sorry fiel ~ you’re the one that has it completely wrong… And I doubt this will last, but that’s Jeremy’s decision…

I’ll leave you with your convictions… You obviously think you’re in the right, but you won’t find it transcribed this way anywhere, I promise you, except in your own doing… :-/

### “Johnny Cope” ~ Fiddler’s Companion

The general rule here, even if it is transcribed from a respected source, as here, and even if it might offer more parts, is to put it in the ‘comments’ for the earlier transcription, not my rules, the site’s, Jeremy’s, and most of us try to follow that, if not all the time…

But, c’est la vie… Some of us enjoy our convictions, right or wrong…

### Ceolachan, What key?

is your example in?

BTW thank you for your correction about being messy.. I work hard on a new and less messy version to put uo here…but it IS in minor key. As Natalie plays it.

I didn’t say anything about the, sorry… I play it with Bb and F & C & E natural, and it revolves around and resolves on G… That should tell anyone what key it is in. It’s not minor…

### Key: G Dorian

K: GDor ~ as Natalie plays it too…

Damn, lured back in. I’m going for good now… Have it your own way…

### “gm”

Weird sharps aside (^) both g minor and G Dorian share the same base chord ~ g minor…

### G anyway

Thankyou Ceolachan, the musicin this version has no E but one Eb so the key is….Chinese? Pentaton?

I understand that if I have another version of a tune then it should be postet as a comment to a existing tune. I’ll do so, but also pu a new and purified ABC hotation here. And do let me know if it is to your satisfaction ….I’m learning …I’m learning ….I’m learning ;-)

### New simpler NOTATION

|:G4G3/2A/2 B/2c3/2|d2G2A3/2G/2 F/2D3/2|

F4F3/2G/2 A/2B3/2|c2F2A3/2G/2 F/2D3/2|

G4G3/2A/2 B/2c3/2|d2G2B3/2A/2 G/2A3/2|

[1F2f3/2e/2 d/2c3/2 B3/2A/2|G4G,4:|

[2F2f3/2e/2 d/2c3/2 B3/2A/2|G4D2G3/2A/2

|:B3c B2B,2|B3/2c/2 d/2e3/2 f4|A2G3/2F/2 F2G3/2c/2|

A3/2B/2 c/2B3/2 A2F2|G2A3/2B/2 A2B3/2c/2|

B2c3/2d/2 A2G3/2F/2|D2f3/2e/2 d/2c3/2 B3/2A/2|

[1G4G2G3/2A/2:|[2G4G3/2c/2 =B/2A3/2

|:G2D2G3/2A/2 =B/2c3/2|d3/2c/2 B/2A3/2 c3/2B/2 A/2G3/2|

F4F3/2G/2 A/2B3/2|c3/2A/2 f/2c3/2 B3/2A/2 G/2F3/2|

G2F3/2E/2 D/2C3/2 =B,3/2A,/2|G,/2A,3/2 B,3/2C/2 D2C3/2=B,/2|

C2D/2G3/2 D3/2C/2 B,/2A,3/2|[1G,4G3/2c/2 =B/2A3/2:|

C2D/2G3/2 D3/2C/2 B,/2A,3/2[2|G,8|

|:g4g2f/2g3/2|a2g2a3/2g/2 f/2d3/2|f4f2f3/2g/2|a2f2f/2a3/2|

g4g2f/2g3/2|a2f2g2d2|f2c2d3/2c/2 B/2A3/2|G4G,4:|

|:G3/2^F/2 G/2A3/2 G3/2A/2 B/2c3/2|d3/2_e/2 d/2c3/2 B3/2A/2 B/2G3/2|

A/2F3/2 c/2F3/2 d/2F3/2 c/2F3/2|A3/2c/2 f/2c3/2 B3/2A/2 G/2F3/2|

B3/2c/2 B/2A3/2 G3/2^F/2 G/2D3/2|G3/2A/2 B/2c3/2 d3/2c/2 d/2B3/2|

c3/2d/2 f/2g3/2 f3/2d/2 c/2A3/2|G4G,4:|

|:d3/2B/2 G/2B3/2 d3/2B/2 G/2B3/2|G3/2B/2 d/2g3/2 b3/2g/2 d/2B3/2|

c3/2A/2 F/2A3/2 c3/2A/2 F/2A3/2|F3/2A/2 c/2f3/2 a3/2f/2 c/2A3/2|

d3/2B/2 d/2f3/2 c3/2A/2 c/2f3/2|B3/2G/2 B/2d3/2 A3/2F/2 A/2c3/2|

(3dcB (3cBA (3BAG (3AG^F|G4G,4:|

### I forgot a detail

X:1

T:Johnny Cope

L:1/8

K:F

|:G4G3/2A/2 B/2c3/2|d2G2A3/2G/2 F/2D3/2|

F4F3/2G/2 A/2B3/2|c2F2A3/2G/2 F/2D3/2|

G4G3/2A/2 B/2c3/2|d2G2B3/2A/2 G/2A3/2|

[1F2f3/2e/2 d/2c3/2 B3/2A/2|G4G,4:|

[2F2f3/2e/2 d/2c3/2 B3/2A/2|G4D2G3/2A/2

|:B3c B2B,2|B3/2c/2 d/2e3/2 f4|A2G3/2F/2 F2G3/2c/2|

A3/2B/2 c/2B3/2 A2F2|G2A3/2B/2 A2B3/2c/2|

B2c3/2d/2 A2G3/2F/2|D2f3/2e/2 d/2c3/2 B3/2A/2|

[1G4G2G3/2A/2:|[2G4G3/2c/2 =B/2A3/2

|:G2D2G3/2A/2 =B/2c3/2|d3/2c/2 B/2A3/2 c3/2B/2 A/2G3/2|

F4F3/2G/2 A/2B3/2|c3/2A/2 f/2c3/2 B3/2A/2 G/2F3/2|

G2F3/2E/2 D/2C3/2 =B,3/2A,/2|G,/2A,3/2 B,3/2C/2 D2C3/2=B,/2|

C2D/2G3/2 D3/2C/2 B,/2A,3/2|[1G,4G3/2c/2 =B/2A3/2:|

C2D/2G3/2 D3/2C/2 B,/2A,3/2[2|G,8|

|:g4g2f/2g3/2|a2g2a3/2g/2 f/2d3/2|f4f2f3/2g/2|a2f2f/2a3/2|

g4g2f/2g3/2|a2f2g2d2|f2c2d3/2c/2 B/2A3/2|G4G,4:|

|:G3/2^F/2 G/2A3/2 G3/2A/2 B/2c3/2|d3/2_e/2 d/2c3/2 B3/2A/2 B/2G3/2|

A/2F3/2 c/2F3/2 d/2F3/2 c/2F3/2|A3/2c/2 f/2c3/2 B3/2A/2 G/2F3/2|

B3/2c/2 B/2A3/2 G3/2^F/2 G/2D3/2|G3/2A/2 B/2c3/2 d3/2c/2 d/2B3/2|

c3/2d/2 f/2g3/2 f3/2d/2 c/2A3/2|G4G,4:|

|:d3/2B/2 G/2B3/2 d3/2B/2 G/2B3/2|G3/2B/2 d/2g3/2 b3/2g/2 d/2B3/2|

c3/2A/2 F/2A3/2 c3/2A/2 F/2A3/2|F3/2A/2 c/2f3/2 a3/2f/2 c/2A3/2|

d3/2B/2 d/2f3/2 c3/2A/2 c/2f3/2|B3/2G/2 B/2d3/2 A3/2F/2 A/2c3/2|

(3dcB (3cBA (3BAG (3AG^F|G4G,4:|

You did ask ~ It still ******, sorry… But at least those awful sharp chords, like the "^gm" & "^dm" are no more and you now have 8 bars instead of 4, sigh… Best of luck with your convictions…

Now I really do need to get back to enjoying my brew and finishing some work on old recordings, 78s… Somehow that scratch is preferable… :-D

Ceolachan, Have noticed the dot here? Ok?

;-)

### Correction

Ceolachan, Have YOU noticed the dot here? Ok?

—. —- —- -..

—. .-.. .- -..

- —-

… . .

- …. .. …

… ..- .-. …- .. …- .

.— .. - ….

- …. .

-.-. …. .- -. —. . …

;-)

& the dash… WHOOSH! ~ ~ ~

I meant to ask, have you seen the sheetmusic? Is it OK?

Honestly I like your kind of humour. Will you be my sponsor? [please]

### Phonetic punctuation

Ceolachan

did you WRITE phonetic punctuation? I must admit it must be somewhat difficult to write.

Do you know p-language?

The simple rule are as follows: say the first syllable, repeat with a P in the beginning of the syllable, say the second syllable, repeat with a P in the beginning, and so forth.

Ex: I think sheetmusic is only a shadow of music played in a session=

Ipi thinkpink sheetpeetmupusicpic ispis onponlypy apa shapadowpow ofpof mupusicpic playedplayed inpin apa sespessionpion.

OK?

;-)

:-D :-S

…Then you should try S- language. Same rules, but with S…

:-8

https://thesession.org/tunes/2327 is probably the same, or at least similar, so delete this as a duplication

This is the version tha t K Tickell recorded on On Kielder Side

https://thesession.org/recordings/display/3420

This one is quite different from https://thesession.org/tunes/2327

In fact it is some variations as Natalie McMaster plays it.

### Re: Hey Johnny Cope

Check out this blog post with much research and analysis of the various historical settings of this tune: https://rushymountain.com/2017/10/06/johnny-cope/

### Re: Hey Johnny Cope

To summarize the blog post, https://thesession.org/tunes/10105, https://thesession.org/tunes/2327, and https://thesession.org/tunes/4953 are related, but different versions and my opinion is they should be treated as distinct tunes.