A Favourite Duet By Mr. Holmes
Another tune from the 1848 William Winter MS, which has been played a few times recently at one of my local sessions.
It’s not really a polka - although I’ve submitted it as such, as that’s the only way of submitting a tune with a 2/4 time signature to this site.
… But - before some wag asks - why "duet", when there is only a melody line?
The answer is - "I don’t know" - unless of course, Mr. Holmes’ favourite instrument was a duet concertina, and he kept it closely guarded by his side …. ;-)
A nice rendition, if I may say so….
Lovely, that raised a smile on a day when my shinblanes are killin’ me, and I lost my car keys, the first time ever, now found, and in a panic and brain fried I put petrol in a diesel tank… I’ll sort that out in the morning… :-( But, music! ~ :-) & thanks…
Ouch - petrol in a diesel tank. I once had to deal with that. Pulled out the pipe under the car to drain the tank. Smelly.
One thing I always bear in mind when I see Nancy Kerr - her mammy was heard in Bagpuss!
‘petrol in diesel’ also a first… I’d better start trying to get a better and longer night’s sleep… :-I
Thanks for the music and the earful, appreciated…
I gotta learn this one! Thanks for posting :-)
@ ‘c’ - and I thought I was having a bad day when I poured the tea into the sugar bowl. There’s always someone worse off than yourself….
Re: A Favourite Duet By Mr Holmes
I recently introduced the tune to a couple of sessions in Whitby, and in the process of referencing the tune I noticed that the version of ABC that Mix uploaded didn’t include the repeat of the (rather long) B part, which is included in the William Winter transcription edited by Geoff Woolfe. Not a big deal but you may like to play it in this alternative fashion -
|:GG/A/ B/A/B/c/|dg d2|egdg|cBBA|
GG/A/ B/A/B/c/|dg dc/B/|c/B/A/G/ DF|G4:|
gg/d/ Bd|gg/d/ Bd|ee/d/ c/B/A/G/|AD D2|
gg/d/ Bd|gg/d/ Bd|ee/d/ c/B/A/G/|A2 D2|
GG/A/ B/A/B/c/|dg d2|egdg|cBBA|
GG/A/ B/A/B/c/|dg d/c/B/A/|c/B/A/G/ DF|G4:|
A Favourite Duet By Mr Holmes, X:2
As per Mix’s version but with repeated B part