Lemmy Brazil’s hornpipe

Also known as Lemmy Brazil’s #2, Lemmy Brazil’s No. 2.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Lemmy Brazil's has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Lemmy Brazil's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A3/2G/2|F2 A2 (3BcB A2|d3/2e/2f3/2d/2 B2 A3/2G/2|F3/2A/2d3/2A/2 B3/2c/2d3/2f/2|e2 e2 e2 A3/2G/2|
F2 A2 (3BcB A2|d3/2e/2f3/2d/2 B2 A3/2G/2|F3/2A/2d3/2A/2 B3/2c/2d3/2f/2|e2 e2 d2:|
|:f3/2g/2|a3/2f/2d3/2f/2 a3/2f/2 d2|d3/2e/ (3fed B2 A3/2G/2|F3/2A/2d3/2A/2 B3/2c/2d3/2f/2|e2 e2 e2 f3/2g/2|
a3/2f/2d3/2f/2 a3/2f/2 d2|d3/2e/ (3 fed B2 A3/2G/2|F3/2A/2d3/2A/2 B3/2c/2d3/2f/2|e2 e2 d2:|

Five comments

Lemmy Brazil’s No. 2

A tune that is popular in one of my local sessions (the "companion" tune, Lemmy Brazil’s No. 1, is rarely played.)

Lemmy Brazil was a (female) member of a large family of travellers. (“Lemmy” is the shortened form of “Lementina” - “Brazil” is pronounced “Brazzle”). She played melodeon and mouth-organ, but all of the family were musical and were well-known for their singing.

Lemmy was born in England, near Southampton, but soon afterwards the family moved to Ireland.

They spent 27 years travelling the country in two horse-drawn wagons before returning to England, where Lemmy ran a second-hand shop in Westgate Street, Gloucester.

great tune! was always a fun one to do busking as part of a band 🙂

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Just a note on the abc: you could have saved yourself a few keystrokes by typing A3/2G/2 as A>G , d3/2e/2 as d>e etc. I tried entering the abc as it stands into the concertina.net tune-o-tron and it works fine, but using the ‘greater than’ symbol makes it easier (for humans) to read and is the generally accepted shorthand for dotted quaver/semiquaver groups.

Thank you for pointing that out, Creadur. I’ll try to remember to do that for any tunes that I post in the future!