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.
Lemmy Brazil’s No. 2
… and here’s a YouTube rendering of the tune on melodeon:
great tune! was always a fun one to do busking as part of a band 🙂
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!
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