Lesley’s Welcome Return From Canada waltz

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X: 1
T: Lesley's Welcome Return From Canada
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: (3DGA | "G"B2 D3/B/ A3/G/ | "D"A2 D3/A/ G3/F/ | "Em"G2 B,3/G/ F3/E/ | "Bm"FD B,4 |
"C"C3 E GE | "G"D2 G2 B2 | "Am"d2 c2 B2 | "D"A3 G "D7"FD |
"G"B3/G/ D3/B/ A3/G/ | "D"A3/F/ D3/A/ G3/F/ | "Em"G3/E/ B,3/G/ F3/E/ | "Bm"FD B,4 |
"C"E3 G ec | "G"d2 B2 G2 | "D"c3/A/ F3/A/ F3/D/ | "G"G4 :|
|: (3GF=F | "C"E2 E3/G/ c3/e/ | "G"D2 D3/G/ B3/d/ | "D"D2 D3/F/ A3/c/ | "G"G2 GA B2 |
"C"E2 E3/G/ c3/e/ | "G"D2 D3/G/ B3/d/ | "A"A2 B2 ^c2 | "D"d6 |
"C"E2 E3/G/ c3/e/ | "G"D2 D3/G/ B3/d/ | "D"D2 D3/F/ A3/c/ | "Bm"D2 D3/E/ F2 |
"C"E3 G ec | "G"d2 B2 G2 | "D"c3/A/ F3/A/ F3/D/ | "G"G4 :|

Thirteen comments

C: ? & Z: ? ~ giving credit?! 😏

Comment? Source? This appears to be a lift, or by another term a ‘cut-n-paste’. It would be good to credit the original transcriber, and, with knowledge of ABC notation conventions, to have cleaned this up before submitting. Better yet, would be if it had some of the classic ways with it you might have developed over time personally, or the way your local session plays it?

X: 1
T: Lesley’s Welcome Return From Canada
C: ?
Z: ?
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Gmaj
|: (3DGA | "G" B2 D>B A>G | "D" A2 D>A G>F | "Em" G2 B,>G F>E | "Bm" FD B,4 |
"C" C3 E GE | "G" D2 G2 B2 | "Am" d2 c2 B2 | "D" A3 G "D7" FD |
"G" B>G D>B A>G | "D" A>F D>A G>F | "Em" G>E B,>G F>E | "Bm" FD B,4 |
"C" E3 G ec | "G" d2 B2 G2 | "D" c>A F>A F>D | "G" G4 :|
|: (3GF=F | "C" E2 E>G c>e | "G" D2 D>G B>d | "D" D2 D>F A>c | "G" G2 GA B2 |
"C" E2 E>G c>e | "G" D2 D>G B>d | "A" A2 B2 ^c2 | "D" d6 |
"C" E2 E>G c>e | "G" D2 D>G B>d | "D" D2 D>F A>c | "Bm" D2 D>E F2 |
"C" E3 G ec | "G" d2 B2 G2 | "D" c>A F>A F>D | "G" G4 :|

Or ~ transcribed by ear from a recorded source that could be added to ‘Recordings’ so that it could be linked to audio…

"Lesley’s Welcome Return From Canada" ~ Source / Composer

X:37
T: Lesley’s welcome return from Canada
C: Peter Jenkins

http://www.kafoozalum.co.uk/TunebookABC.txt

If you add ‘http://’ to the links in your details they will become active…

Failte / Welcome Peter Jenkins

Welcome Peter, but please, as someone who has newly signed up and followed the current trend to start with contributing one of your own inspirations, please read the FAQs and consider our webmaster Jeremy’s reasonable request for some semblance of balance…

Here’s another option to consider, and there is more in ‘discussions’ about all this, including member inspirations/compositions.

Discussion: A Polite Reminder…
# Posted on January 4th 2007 by nigelg
https://thesession.org/discussions/12204

Discussion: Tunes in the Details ~ member’s compositions
# Posted on November 22nd 2009 by ceolachan
https://thesession.org/discussions/23177

Lesley’s welcome return from Canada - comments made

I am not a session musician, but I do run a reasonably successful Scottish Country Dance band, playing piano accordion for Ceilidhs, Reels, formal Scottish Country Dance, dance classes, etc. I rarely play concerts, and have made only a few recordings.

I have used, and enjoyed, The Session facility to widen my knowledge of "traditional" tunes (although they are all composed by somebody, aren’t they?) and to find an "original tune" or an alternative tune when putting together a dance set. I "signed up" just recently.

I had assumed, it appears wrongly, that in offering my own compositions (freely) to The Session I would be "putting something back"; i.e. new material for musicians to play and, hopefully, enjoy. I had not intended to inflict all 53 (currently) on the wider world; but anyone is welcome to look and play - if they can stand the pain.

The ABC code was copied from my website, as you have discovered, and works well in the ABC converter at Folkinfo.org. I saw no reason to edit it (except to take out the headers) for use on this site. The system I use (Colin Hume’s "WebEdit") validates ABC code automatically, so it should be OK.

The "tunebook" page of the my website (http://www.kafoozalum.co.uk) does give some background to the tunes; I avoided this completely when the book was published in 2007. Who wants all the boring reasons, go play the music! Just ask me, I’m on e-mail (peter@kafoozalum.co.uk).

So here is the story behind this particular tune, which is easily guessable anyway… Lesley (my long suffering other half, bless her) took a holiday in Canada, visiting I believe Banff, Jasper, the Rockies, Vancouver and other places I would have liked to have gone to, but I’m not good in the air. I was very pleased when she got back home again, safely.

This tune is on a page in the band pad, along with:-
Bert Mackenzie’s 70th Birthday Waltz, by Louise Mackenzie
and
Donna’s Waltz, by Phil Cunningham

All the best

Peter Jenkins

Firstly, thanks for commenting!

"I had assumed, it appears wrongly, that in offering my own compositions (freely) to The Session I would be "putting something back"; i.e. new material for musicians to play and, hopefully, enjoy."

It’s a good point, certainly better put than others who have posted their own stuff on here who would argue "My tune is great, therefore it should be shared".

The FAQs of the site, https://thesession.org/members/index/faqs, state "Can I submit my own compositions?
Well… The Session isn’t really intended for that. If you do post one of your own compositions, then you must do your "penance", so to speak, by balancing each original composition with about five trad tunes."

It’s quite hard to find the FAQs. If they were better presented it may have been more apparent.

Hmmmmmmmmm…. 😏

"I had assumed, it appears wrongly, that in offering my own compositions (freely) to The Session I would be "putting something back"; i.e. new material for musicians to play and, hopefully, enjoy."

I hope few of us think so highly of our efforts ~ as further raised in the heading for dear Peter’s tune book ~ "42 ‘great’ original tunes". As with all things, time will tell, but that this one also seems to have nothing new to learn, such as a basic respect for norms in submissions on site, or with ABC notation, is also telling. Sadly there may be some truth that the older we get the more we become set in our ways, inflexible and opinionated. At least I’m aware of that and am trying to work against that arthritis of the mind…

Will suc folk bother to read the FAQs here and show that respect and consideration, probably not, but I live in hope… The majority manage to, but those few do tend to make a bigger splash than is their due…

All said, I look forward to exploring Peter’s compositions on his own site, to give them a ‘little’ air time, being curious in nature. At least there I don’t think there’s any worry of arthritis. πŸ˜‰

Re: Hmmmmmmmmmm and many more mmmms

In deference to my critic’s last post, I have removed the word "great" from the description on my website.

Don’t worry, dear, it’s only an advert!

(and it is an advert on my website and, please note, not on this site!)

All the best

Peter Jenkins

ps did you get the abc I posted as a suggestion for your problem compiling Victoria Valse? Please look in the comments for that tune; just trying to help.

πŸ˜€ Yes! with thanks, also via email…

"Lesley’s Welcome Return From Canada" ~ C: Peter Jenkins

The following is for D-limited instruments, for example winds, but is also with some other possibilities, proof of my having some fun with this, and trying to make some restitution for having been a miserable old git lately and deservedly having my hands slapped for comments like the one that starts above ~ "Comment? Source? This appears to be a lift, or by another term a ‘cut-n-paste’." When I really should have only added real value instead of ‘finger wagging’, and just added what followed, the ‘necessary’ consideration of crediting sources by adding them. In this case I stepped in it, again, the person making the submission, dear Peter Jenkins, was the ‘source’. πŸ˜€ Anyway, here’s hoping this is taken in good spirits, as I’m laughing as I type. Here’s that ‘other’ transcription, allowing myself a little fun in the processing πŸ˜‰ ~

X: 2
T: Lesley’s Welcome Return From Canada
C: Peter Jenkins
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Gmaj
|: D/ G>A |\
B2 D>B A>G | A2 D>A (3AGF | G2 B>G F<E | F>D B4 |
c2- c>E G>E | D2 G2 B2 | (2ded ^c2 =c2 | A2- A>D G>A |
B>G D>B (3BAG | A>F D2 G>F | G>E B>G F>E | F>D B4 |
E2- E>G e^c | d2 (3BcB G2 | c>A F>A F<D | G2- G3/ :|
|: d/ (3GF=F |\
E2 E>G c<e | D2 D>G B<d | D2 D>F A<c | G2 B>G D>B |
E2- E>G c<e | D2- D>G B<d | A2 B2 ^c2 | d>A F>d A>F |
E2 E>G c<e | D2 D>G B<d | D2- D>F A<c | D>d B>G d>B |
E2- E>G e>^c | d2 B2 G2 | c>A F>A F<D | G2- G3/ :|

Don’t form a lynch party yet Peter…

>< ~ bar 13

Damn! I missed a dinxter… E2- E>G e>^c |
~ which I also have taken the other way round… E2- E>G e<^c |
😎

Lesley’s return

Of all the peices I have yet listened to that are original this is the best Yet. Actually great. good job.