Nico’s Mermaid waltz

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Nico's Mermaid has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Nico's Mermaid
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:GA|B2 D2- DB|c4 Ac|B2 E2- EG|F3 F E^D|E2 B,2 E2|E2 C2 E2|EF GB A^G|A4 A/B/c|
B2 D2 B2|c3 c A/B/c|B2 E2 G2|F4 E^D|E2 B,2 EB|C2 A,2 CA,|B,2 E2 ^D2|E4:|
|:D/E/F|G3 F GA|G3 B dB|A2 AB AG|F3 F E^D|E2 BE eE|c3 D D/E/F|G2 GB Ee|^d2 B2- BB|
c2 cB A/B/c|B2 E2- EF|GF E^D EG|F2 B,2 E^D|E2 B,2 E2|C2 A,2- A,C|B,2 E2 ^D2|E4:|
2
X: 2
T: Nico's Mermaid
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:de|f2 A2- Af|g4 eg|f2 B2- Bd|c3 c B^A|B2 F2 B2|B2 G2 B2|Bc df e^d|e4 e/f/g|
f2 A2 f2|g3 g e/f/g|f2 B2 d2|c4 B^A|B2 F2 BF|G2 E2 GE|F2 B2 ^A2|B4:|
|:A/B/c|d3 c de|d3 f af|e2 ef ed|c3 c B^A|B2 fB bB|g3 A A/B/c|d2 df Bb|^a2 f2- ff|
g2 gf e/f/g|f2 B2- Bc|dc B^A Bd|c2 F2 B^A|B2 F2 B2|G2 E2- EG|F2 B2 ^A2|B4:|

Three comments

"Nico’s Mermaid" ~ C: Siobhan Peoples

Someone sent this tune to me, for me to give it a go, and asking my opinion on it. It’s also one of several tune requests from someone on site here. The ABCs I’ve given offer several ways with Siobhan’s tune, where it took me. But, as always, your ears will give you more if you chase up her recording of it. Here’s hoping she won’t mind this submission. I’d have loved to have seen her own notes for it, and I’d have preferred to hear her take on her own tune too.

For a different transcription, one with the dots and bow markings too, courtesy of Julian Taylor ~

http://www.fiddlemusic.co.uk/
http://www.fiddlemusic.co.uk/the-dots-archive.htm
http://www.fiddlemusic.co.uk/tunes/dots_nicosmermaid.pdf

I’d also love to know the tale behind the tune, or at least the title, if anybody knows? 😏

"Nico’s Mermaid" ~ C: Siobhan Peoples ~ another key, for D-limited winds

This is a straight transposition from E minor to B minor ~ and if you play it with D-fingering on a G woodwind it will come out E minor… 😉

X: 2
T: Nico’s Mermaid
C: Siobhan Peoples
N: for D limited winds, with this D-fingering, on a G woodwind, you’d have e minor
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Bmin
|: de |\
f2 A2- Af | g4 eg | f2 B2- Bd | c3 c B^A | B2 F2 B2 | B2 G2 B2 | Bc df e^d | e4 e/f/g |
f2 A2 f2 | g3 g e/f/g | f2 B2 d2 | c4 B^A | B2 F2 BF | G2 E2 GE | F2 B2 ^A2 | B4 :|
|: A/B/c |\
d3 c de | d3 f af | e2 ef ed | c3 c B^A | B2 fB bB | g3 A A/B/c | d2 df Bb | ^a2 f2- ff |
g2 gf e/f/g | f2 B2- Bc | dc B^A Bd | c2 F2 B^A | B2 F2 B2 | G2 E2- EG | F2 B2 ^A2 | B4 :|