The Wave-Sweeper waltz

Also known as The Wave Sweeper.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

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

The Wave-Sweeper has been added to 57 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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 .
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 :|

Five comments

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!

The Wave-Sweeper, X:2

I first learned this tune off of the notes that bdh put up, but since then I have listened to Mike McGoldrick and John Sherry play this tune several times in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4cQvvOMCUI

I believe some of what I posted is more accurate, and some is just personal preference.
I hope some people find this helpful!
Fair weather and Full sails!

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.