This is the second John Stenson’s reels played by Kevin Burke on ‘If The Cap Fits’. He includes the two reels in a 3-tune set starting with a G-dorian setting of The Star of Munster.
John Stensons No.2
Another one from If the cap fits, still one of my favourite albums.
I already have all the tunes from this album noted in sheet music form, and to get used to ABC I am converting them all
Does anyone know who John Stenson is or was?
Michael, The Stensons are relatives of Kevin Burke and live in Co. Sligo. John Stenson was a box player and Kevin learned the tune from him. I think the story (or part of it) is on the sleeve notes of one of KB
Rather similar to the American tune Sally Goodin.
You missed out bar 7 of the B-part, David.
John stenson’s 7th bar
anyone’s going to supply the missing 7th bar of the B-part?
I play the 7th bar as d2dc dfed
Hope that helps!
“John Stenson’s” ~ a few other ways & hopefully not lacking ~
|: cB |
A2 cA B2 cB | A2 cA BAFB | ABcA BAcf | eAcA BAFB |
AB (3cBA B^ABc | ABcA B2 AF | Addc d2 ed | ceBc A2 :|
|: (3Bcd |
e2 cd eAcd | (3efe cA BA (3FGA | e2 cd eAcA | (3Bcd cA BAFA |
eAcd eacd | eAcA BAFA | (3ddd (3edc dfaf | ceBc A2 :|
“John Stenson’s” ~ Merrily a duplicating ~
Key signature: A Major
Submitted on November 28th 2002 by spoon.
“John Stenson’s No. 2” ~ G single in memory, & a response
GABG A2 BA | GABG AGED | GABG ABce | d2 BG AGED |
GABG A2 BA | GABG AGED | c2 cB cedc | BGAF G3 G ||
d2 Bc d2 Bc | d2 BG AGEG | d2 Bc d2 BG | AcBA GEBc |
d2 Bc d2 Bc | d2 BG AGED | c2 cB cedc | BGAF G3 G |]
? ~ Unknown tune in my head ~ was doing some mindless doodling with my bamboo flute when this tune kinda came out of my head. I know somewhere I’ve heard it but can’t remember where. It might possibly be a common contradance tune, but I really haven’t a clue and couldn’t find it with searches. Anyone know it?
(pardon my abc’s, I’m not used to writing them.)
# Posted on March 22nd 2008 by StephenR
! ~ this is the key I would play this reel in, jim, FIDDLE4:
D:Matt Molloy: Stony Steps
D:Kevin Burke: If the Cap Fits
|: cB |\
ABcA B2 cB | ABcA BAFB | ABcA B2 cf | edcA BAFB |
ABcA B2 cB | ABcA BAFA | d2 dc dfed | cdBc A2- :|
|: Ae |\
e2 cd edcd | e2 cA BAFA | e2 cd edcA | (3Bcd cA BAFA |
e2 cd edcd | e2 cA BAFA | d2 dc dfed | cdBc ~A2 :|
# Posted on March 22nd 2008 by FIDDLE4