The Sailor And The Maid reel

The Sailor And The Maid has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Sailor And The Maid
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bdor
fe|:fBBA Bcde|f2df e2de|fBBA Bcde|fdaf edde|
fBBA Bcde|f2df e2fg|agfe fecA|Bcec B2fe:|
|:ABBA B3c|dcec dcBA|EAAE A3B|cAec dcBA|
ABBA B3c|dcec dcB2|ABBA Bcde|fdec d4:|
|:f2fg fecB|cefg agfe|f2fg fecB|cece B2ce|
f2fg fecB|cefg a3b|c'bac' bafg|afec BBce:|
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X: 2
T: The Sailor And The Maid
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
dc|:dGGF GABc|d2Bd c2Bc|dGGF GABc|dBfd cBBc|
dGGF GABc|d2Bd c2de|fedc dcAF|GAcA G2dc:|
|:d2de dcAG|Acde fedc|d2de dcAG|AcAc G2Ac|
d2de dcAG|Acde f3g|agfa gfde|fdcA GGAc:|

Five comments

Origin of this tune

This tune was written by french harmonica player Jean-Jacques Milteau and appeared on CD album "Routes" in 1995. It can easily be transposed down to Edorian for keyless flutes which can’t play the G# (but in this case part B will have to be transposed up).

The tune has 3 parts which I have written down in ABC format, I hope this is still understandable. The parts play in this order : A then B, A, C, B, A, B, and A.

A short example of this tune can be heard here :

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Irish medley

I might be wrong, but I think this tune is a kind of patchwork mixing the last part of The Morning Dew
the second part of The Teetotaler’s
and the first part of Seeing to his sheep (a Scottish tune I haven’t found on The Session) !

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