T: The Spitfire
|:e2|a2ed cBAc|BAGB A2AF|EFGA BcdB|cBAc B2e2|
a2ed cBAc|BAGB A2AF|EFGA BcdB|cABG A2:|
|:ef|ecAc ecfc|ecAc ecac|ecAc ecfc|dcBc d2ef|
ecAc ecfc|ecAc ecac|agfe dcBA|1 GABc d2:|2 GABc A2||
Also known as Acrobat’s, The Acrobat’s, Baker’s, Spit Fire, The Spit Fire, The Whistler And His Dog.
There are 2 recordings of this tune.
The Spitfire has been added to 9 tunebooks.
From an old New England compilation. The original was in B-flat, but I’ve transcribed it to A for convenience. I wonder whether this tune, in view of its title, has any connection with WW2.
Perhaps I should mention that the Spitfire was a fighter aircraft that had enormous influence in WW2. There are still a few around, and they make regular flying appearances at air shows.
by Randy Miller and Jack Perron, first published in 1983.
Page 85: “Spitfire Reel”
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on February 16th 2008 by Kenny.
This tune shows up under the title “Spit-Fire Reel” in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, from the 1880’s, some decades before there ever was such a thing as an airplane. The dictionary definition of “spitfire” is just “a quick-tempered or highly excitable person”