Billy On The High Ground hornpipe

Billy On The High Ground has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Billy On The High Ground
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: fg |a2 a/a/a agfe | de f/e/d B2 ef | g2 g/g/g gfed | ceae cefg |
af a/a/a agfe | d2 f/e/d B2 ef | ge g/g/g gfed | ceae d2 :|
|: AG |FAdA FAdA | GBdB G2 dB | ceae ceae | dfaf ge c/B/A |
F/G/A dA FA d2 | G/A/B dB GBdB | ceae ceaA | d/e/d c2 d2 :|
X: 2
T: Billy On The High Ground
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: (3ABc |d>A (3aaa a>gf>e | d>e (3fed B2 e>f | g>A (3ggg g>fe>d | c>ea>e c2 (3efg |
a>f (3aaa a2 (3gfe | d2 (3fed B2 e>f | g>e (3ggg g2 (3fed | c>ea>e d2 :|
|: (3BAG |F2 d>A F>A d2 | G2 d>B G2 d>B | c2 a>e c>e a2 | d>fa>f (3gfe (3cBA |
(3FGA d>A F>DF>d | (3GAB d>B G>DG>d | c>eA>e c>ea>A | (3ded c2 d2 :|
X: 3
T: Billy On The High Ground
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: Ac |dAa^g a=gfe | defd B2 ef | gAgd gfed | ceae c2 fg |
afab a2 ge | d2 fd B2 ef | gega g2 fd | ceae d2 :|
|: AG |F2 dA FA d2 | G2 dB G2 dB | c2 ae ce a2 | dfaf gecA |
F/F/A dA F/F/D Fd | G/G/B dB G/G/D Gd | c/c/e Ae c/c/e aA | d2 c2 d2 :|

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“Billy On The High Ground” - for a friend with a fondness for ‘old time’ ;-)

And it came that way, minus the ‘dinxters’, meaning these ~ ‘>’… But, for those with who might like to take it with swing, here it is again, also offering some other possibilities…

X: 2
T: Billy On The High Ground
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Dmaj
|: (3ABc |\
d>A (3aaa agfe | d>e (3fed B2 e>f | g>A (3ggg g>fe>d | c>ea>e c2 (3efg |
a>f (3aaa a2 (3gfe | d2 (3fed B2 e>f | g>e (3ggg g2 (3fed | c>ea>e d2 :|
|: (3BAG |\
F2 d>A F>A d2 | G2 d>B G2 d>B | c2 a>e c>e a2 | d>fa>f (3gfe (3cBA |
(3FGA d>A F>DF>d | (3GAB d>B G>DG>d | c>eA>e c>ea>A | (3ded c2 d2 :|

“Billy On The High Ground” ~ the above sans > & (3 & other possibilities

X: 3
T: Billy On The High Ground
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Dmaj
|: Ac |\
dAa^g a=gfe | defd B2 ef | gAgd gfed | ceae c2 fg |
afab a2 ge | d2 fd B2 ef | gega g2 fd | ceae d2 :|
|: AG |\
F2 dA FA d2 | G2 dB G2 dB | c2 ae ce a2 | dfaf gecA |
F/F/A dA F/F/D Fd | G/G/B dB G/G/D Gd | c/c/e Ae c/c/e aA | d2 c2 d2 :|

This is so familiar in parts that it wouldn’t suprise me if it had bubbled up out of various things in the soup of melodies in my mind, heart and soul. But isn’t that where it generally rises from anyway. This came about early this morning as I was caught up in worries and frustrations, and it allowed me a welcome break to do a bit of dancing around as I played it, a break in the hassles currently pressing in and demanding attention… Music and dance are good medicine…

d>A (3aaa agfe | - into - d>A (3aaa a>gf>e | - with the first swung version at the top here… I need to get more sleep, things are coing out in stereo and wavy…

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