Alloa House waltz

Also known as Alloway House.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Alloa House has been added to 1 tune set.

Alloa House has been added to 30 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Alloa House
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
GF |: "Em" E2 EDEF | "C" G4 FE | "D" D2 AGFE | "Bm" D4 GF |
"Em" E2 EDEF | "C" G4 A2 | "G/D" B2 cBAB | "G" G4 AB |
"C" c2 dcBA | "G/B" B2 cB"(D)"AG | "Am" cA BE GE | "D" D4 GF |
"Em" E2 e2 "D" d2 | "G" B2 BA"(C)"GB | "Am" G2 FE"Bm"FG |1 "Em" E4 GF :|2 "Em" E4 Bd ||
|: "C" e>fedBd | "C" e4 e/2f/2g | "G" dBAB ge | "D" d4 Bd |
"C" e>fedBd | "Am" e>def e/2f/2g | "Dsus" GFGB Ac | "G"B4 AB |
"C" c2 dcBA | "G/B" B2 cB"(D)"AG | "Am" cA BE GE | "D" D4 GF |
"Em" E2 e2 "D" d2 | "G" B2 BA"(C)"GB | "Am" G2 FE"Bm"FG |1 "Em" E4 Bd :|2 "Em" E6 ||

Eight comments

Alloa House

This tune (slow air/waltz) came from a flute/whistle playing friend. Not sure where he got it from but it was originally composed by James Oswald (1710-1769)

Slight Change

X: 1
T: Alloa House
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Emin
GF |: "Em" E2 ED EF | "C" G4 FE | "D" D2 AG FE | "Bm" D4 GF |
"Em" E2 ED EF | "C" G4 A2 | "G/D" B2 cB Ac | "G" B4 AB |
"C" c2 dc BA | "G/B" B2 cB"(D)" AG | "Am" cA BE GF | "D" D4 GF |
"Em" E2 e2 "D" d2 | "G" B2 BA"(C)" GB | "Am" G2 FE"Bm" FG |1 "Em" E4 GF :|2 "Em" E4 Bd ||
|: "C" e>f ed Bd | "C" e4 e/2f/2g | "G" dB AB ge | "D" d4 Bd |
"C" e>f ed Bd | "Am" e>d ef e/2f/2g | "Dsus" GF GB Ac | "G"B4 AB |
"C" c2 dc BA | "G/B" B2 cB"(D)" AG | "Am" cA BE GF | "D" D4 GF |
"Em" E2 e2 "D" d2 | "G" B2 BA"(C)" GB | "Am" G2 FE"Bm" FG |1 "Em" E4 Bd :|2 "Em" E6 ||

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I love this tune but changed a couple of notes, just sounded like they had to be played instead of what is written.

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Re: Alloa House

The tune was included in Oswald’s Caledonian Pocket Companion, volume 1. Oswald, however, did not compose all the tunes in his collection.
Donal O’Sullivan believed the tune was composed by O’Carolan and included it in his definitive collection of Carolan music as "Carolan’s Cottage" [and without an asterisk, which would have signified some degree of doubt about its composer.]
The tune also appeared as Alloway House in the 1778 fiddle notebook of Boston musician and Revolutionary War Officer, Captain George Bush, edited and published by the late Kate Van Winkle Keller as Fiddle Tunes from the American Revolution.

Re: Alloa House

There’s also a version in the John Greenwood MS (with an incomplete bar 7):

http://digitalcollections.nyhistory.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A103275#page/1/mode/2up
https://cdm16694.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16124coll1/id/9069

Greenwood was also a musician in the Revolutionary War (Fife-major, 15th Massachusetts Regiment),
and later became George Washington’s dentist.

I’m currently working on a transcription into ABC of the whole of this MS (I think the tunes have been
ABC’d before, but not as a complete collection - I haven’t been able to trace one, anyway).

Re: Alloa House

The tune also appears in the manuscript collections of Robert Bewick from the mid 19th century. The whole of the tunebook is:

Bewick’s Pipe Tunes, ed. Matt Seattle, Northumbrian Pipers’ Society, 2010, ISBN 978-0-902510-32-6