The King’s House waltz

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The King’s House has been added to 2 tune sets.

The King's House has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The King's House
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
EAB | c2 e>c BA | a2 f2 a>f | e2 f>e cA | B4 cd |
ed G2 g>f | e>d d2 cd | e2 g2 BG | A3 :|
Ace | a2 a2 fd | e>d c2 ef | g2 G2 d>c | B4 A/2B/2c/2d/2 |
e2 ec BA | d>e f2 g>f | e2 d>c BA | A3 :|
2
X: 2
T: The King's House
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
AB | c2 e>c BA | a2 f2 a>f | e2 f>e cA |B3 B cd |
ed G2 g>f |e2 d2 cd |e2 g>d BG | A3 A :||
ce | a2 a2 fd | e>d cA ce | g2 G d>c | B4 (3ABc |
e3 c BA | d>e f2 g>f | e2 d>c BA | A3 A : |]

Sixteen comments

Retreat March

Not a Waltz but a 3/4 retreat march written by the late great Bobby MacLeod.

Would the tune title be a reference to that well known establishment in Glencoe, Solidmahog?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_House_Hotel

I believe Bobby MacLeod used to play it in a "Glencoe" set.

BTW, thanks for two more 3/4 marches. It such a pity that there is a need to point out that they are not waltzes each time. Still, it lets people know there is a little more to 3/4 tunes.

I don’t know for sure if it’s that famous establishment at the head of Glencoe that it’s named after, but I rather fancy it was. As you point out Bobby’s "Glencoe set" would suggest it, I’d hang my coat on it, but then, it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve hung my coat on a shoogly peg……

The Kings House

Played with Jenny Wrigley and others in Orkney. In a set with better known "MacGregor of Ruara" (both retreat marches). Are there lots and lots of Scottish retreat marches, can anyone say?

Re: The Kings House

Yes. We had to do a lot of "retreating" from time to time.
🙂
Many are in 3/4 as above but can also be in 9/8 such as The Battle of The Somme
https://thesession.org/tunes/2923

There’s load of them on this site but may not yet be officially identified as "marches".

Re: The Kings House

I know you’re only joking Johnny Jay, but it wasn’t that sort of retreating! It was about going back to camp at the end of a day out on the battlefield. (Just in case anyone thinks otherwise!)
And yes, there are loads of them.

Re: The Kings House

Listen to the midi - there are no G#s in this tune. Second part should be repeated.

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Re: The Kings House

Duplicated as the previous tune title has an apostrophe (King’s House) so didn’t come up on my enquiry!! Oh the strict exactitude of computers! Key was orig. 2## (someone added the extra # which I copied, thanks Kenny). Maybe this needs deleting Jeremy and I can add "Kings House" as an aka to wot’s there.

Re: The Kings House

Aye, Sally learnt it from Amy Geddes.

Susan K, would you be so kind as to change the key to Amix (only you can do so).

Re: The King’s House

Sally’s playing beautiful. Jeremy must’ve changed key to A mix!

Re: The King’s House

Both examples now in A mix. Funny though, I thought tune sounded good with G# s. But, fair to say, not the proper tune if in A major…

Re: The King’s House

Tune grows better with the playing. Off to try again.

Re: The King’s House

That’s track 36 on the above link.