Some Boy John reel

Some Boy John has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Some Boy John
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
E>B e>g f>d e>d|B2 A>B d>B A>F|E>B e>g f>d (3fga|b2 g2 a>g f>e|
B>B e>g f>d e>d|B2 A>B d>B A>F|E>B e>g f>d (3fga|b2 g>b a>g e>f|
g2f>g e>g (3ggg|f>g e>d B>A B>d|g2f>g e>d B>G|(3ABA G>A B>B e>f|
g2f>g e>g (3ggg|f>g e>d B>A B>d|g2f>g e>d B>G|(3ABA G>A B>e- e>z|
X: 2
T: Some Boy John
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
G,- |: G,D GB A2 GF | D2 CD FD CD | G,D GB A2 (3GAB |1 c2 Ac BA GF :|[2 c2 Ac BA GA] |
|: B2 AB GB (3BBB | AB GF DF GA | B2 AB GF DB, |1 CB,2C DF GA :|2 CB,2C DG z |]
X: 3
T: Some Boy John
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
M: 12/8
G,- |: G,2D G2B A3 G2F | D3 C2D F2D C2D |
G,2D G2B A3 GAB |1 c3 A2c B2A G2F :|[2 c3 A2c B2A G2A] |
|: B3 A2B G2B BBB | A2B G2F D2F G2A |
B3 A2B G2F D2B, |1 C2B,- B,2C D2F G2A :|2 C2B,- B,2C D2G z2 |]

Ten comments

By Calum MacCrimmon. Should be played as triplet measure.

And it’s a new / original tune. And an awesome one, too.

If this is a reel then I’m Barack Obama.

Posted .

Thanks! I don’t know what other "category" it falls under. But I can change it, if anyone knows.

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Weird! Maybe it’s just a bad transcription? It would be valuable, if you’ve a commercial recording with this on it, to add that to the ‘Recordings’ so it will link through to an audio source. As is, it’s not ~

M: 4/4
L: 1/8

& adding L: 1/16 doesn’t help any, but as you’ve intended it, avoiding M: 8/4 ~

& just in case this disappears, here’s that transcription with those headers changed ~

X: 1
T: Some Boy John
M: 4/4
L: 1/16
R: ?
K: Emin
E3B e3g f3d e3d|B4 A3B d3B A3F|E3B e3g f3d (3f2g2a2|b4 g4 a3g f3e|
B3B e3g f3d e3d|B4 A3B d3B A3F|E3B e3g f3d (3f2g2a2|b4 g3b a3g e3f|
g4f3g e3g (3g2g2g2|f3g e3d B3A B3d|g4f3g e3d B3G|(3A2B2A2 G3A B3B e3f|
g4f3g e3g (3g2g2g2|f3g e3d B3A B3d|g4f3g e3d B3G|(3A2B2A2 G3A B3e- e3 z|

Maybe this might make more sense? - maybe not? 😏

X: 1
T: Some Boy John
C: Calum MacCrimmon
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: ?
K: Emin
E>Be>g f>de>d | B2 A>B d>BA>F | E>Be>g f>d (3fga | b2 g2 a>gf>e |
B>Be>g f>de>d | B2 A>B d>BA>F | E>Be>g f>d (3fga | b2 g>b a>ge>f ||
g2 f>g e>g (3ggg | f>ge>d B>AB>d | g2 f>g e>dB>G | (3ABA G>A B>Be>f |
g2 f>g e>g (3ggg | f>ge>d B>AB>d | g2 f>g e>dB>G | (3ABA G>A B>e-e>z |]

Not a bad tune but a bit derivative. I hear Maids of Mitchelstown in the 1st part and Dunmore Lasses in the 2nd.

Thanks Weejie for the link, so a bit of minimalist repetitive jazz then… 😀

It would be fun to step to…

A little soft shoe or sand dancing…