The Wave-Sweeper waltz

Also known as The Wave Sweeper.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Wave-Sweeper has been added to 1 tune set.

The Wave-Sweeper has been added to 66 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Wave-Sweeper
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:Ez BB A2|~B2- Bd BG|AA AG AB|AA AG Ez|
DE ED EG|Bz AA AB|DE GA Bd|~e2 dB AG|
Ez ~B2 A2|~B2- Bd BG|AA AG AB|AA AG Ez|
DE ED EG|AB dA B/c/d|e2 dB AG|1 E2- E2- ED:|2 E2- E2- Ez||
|:DE ED EE|GA AG AA|z2 AB BB|~F2 GA Bd|
~e2 de gz|BB AG AA|GA AG AB|dB ~A2 GE|
DE ED EE|GA AG AA|z2 AB BB|AB ~f2 ~g2|
ed ez BB|AB ~d2 ef-|fA ff fe|fA fg fd||
M:4/4
|:Bgfd eezE-|EGBd ~c3B|AAGA AGAB|dBAG AGFd|
Bgfd edBE-|EGBd ~c3b|aaeg geaa|aega edcA:|
# Added by bdh .
2
X: 2
T: The Wave-Sweeper
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:Ez BB A2|~B2- Bd BG|A2 AG AB|A2 AG Ez|
DE ED EG|Bz A2 AB|DE GA Bd|~e2 dB AG|
Ez ~B2 A2|~B2- Bd BG|A2 AG AB|A2 AG Ez|
DE ED EG|AB dA B/c/d|e2 dB AG|1 E2- E2- ED:|2 E2- E2- Ez||
|:DE ED EE|GA AG AA|z A2B BB|F3 G B/c/d|
~e2 de gz|BB AG {B}A2|G {B}A2 G AB|dB {B}A2 GE|
DE ED EE|GA AG AA|z A2B {c}B{A}B|AB ef ~g2|
ed ez BB|AB ~d2 ef-|fB {e}f3 e|fa {f}g2 ed||
M:4/4
|:Bgfd eezE-|EGBd ~c4|~A2G ~A2 GAB|dBAG AGEd|
Bgfd edBE-|EGBd ~c4|a2e g2 ea2|{g}aega edcA:|

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Source

Transcription based on John McSherry’s *Soma*. The tune is one of John’s originals. Really catchy tune. 🙂

On the recording the parts are played A B A B C A B C, followed by a D part which I’ve not transcribed because it feels like it’s been tacked on to the end and not really part of the tune at all.

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Nice tune!! Thanks for this!

Re: The Wave-Sweeper

I think I know a possible source for the name of this tune.
The Wave-Sweeper was the name of Lugh’s magic coracle, in Irish, Sguabtuinne, which he lent to the Sons of Tuireann for their quest to obtain the blood-price for Cian, Lugh’s father, whom the Sons of Tuireann had killed.