“Da South End” ~ C: Willie Hunter
Shetland tunes came into discussion recently, so here’s another, one that also finds air in A, as here ~
"Concertina Workshop: Tutor for the English Concertina"
by Alistair Anderson
Topic Records Ltd, 1974
Page 21: "Da South End"
Here’s an A take that is similar ~
T: Da South End
C: Willie Hunter
|: e |\
cAA dBB | ecc fdd | ecc acA | GBB B2 e |
cAA d2 B | ecc f2 d | eag fed | cAG A2 :|
|: g |\
acc eAA | EAA cAA | ecc acA |
[1 GBB B2 g | acc eAA | EAA cAA | Bcd efg | acA e2 :|
[2 GBB B2 e | cAA d2 B | ecc f2 d | eag fed | cAG A2 |]
I think this tune is by Willie Hunter.
Here’s the version taught to us by Catriona Macdonald:
T: Da Sooth End
e|cAA dBB|ecc fdd|ecc acA|GBB B2e|
cAA dBB|ecc fdd|efe dcB|cAA A2:|
g|acc eAA|EAA cBA|ecc acA|GBB B2 [1 g|
acc eAA|EAA cBA|Bcd efg|aec ef:|
[2 e|cAA dBB|ecc fdd|efe dcB|cAA A2|]
Sorry, C aboot da lack o spaces roond da bar lines!
Oh, and I see your abc file above already has Willie Hunter as the composer.
Thanks Donald, your transcription is pretty much as Alistair has it in the book…
Da South End
Alistair recommends this great tune as a good one for practicing repeat notes and fifth jumps on the English Concertina. The A part is tricky and the B part diabolical!