I know that I once stated on the mustard board that the "Yellow Phone Book" O’neill’s (1,850) was useless. I take it back! I decided cto do some more extensive digging thru the "Songs & Slow Airs" section of the book, just to see if ant of those melodies could be re-worked as dance tunes. The answer is a resounding "YES"! I found this tune (#516 in the book) & found it screaming to be played as a barndance. After a bit of "filling out" the tune to include the necessary rhythmic elements,( and to tranpose it into a friendlier key; the original was in G minor & went all the way up to a high "d" on the e string!) this is what I came up with. If you have a copy of said collection & haven’t looked through this section, give it a go! You never know what you might find if you’re willing to put in a little work…as always, enjoy!
Thanks for giving this tune a new incarnation!
Buttercups And Daisies
Thanks, jaychoons, for finding this tune. This quickly became one of my favourite tunes when you launched it two years ago. I’m relearning it again now. I just love the E minor sound of it. I might even try it in G minor and brave the high D! However I haven’t yet tried it as a dance tune - I’m just enjoying its wistful, jaunty quality when played quite slowly.
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