The Grey Dog strathspey

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Grey Dog has been added to 1 tune set.

The Grey Dog has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: The Grey Dog
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A>G |: E<A A>B c>B c>d | e<A A>G E2 E>D | E<A A>B c>B c>d | e<a a>g e<d e2 |
e<A A>A c>d e2 | e<A A>A c>d e>g | a>e g<d e>A c2 | B<E E>G A2 A>c :|
|: E<A A<B c2 | E>A c<d B2 | E>G A<G E<D |
E2 D>E G>E D<C | A,2 A>G E2 C2 | D>E D>D A<E G>E |1 D<D E<G A2 A<G :|2 D<D E<G A2 A<c ||

Four comments

C: Aidan O’Rourke?

This appears on track 7 "Aidan" on Magnificent Seven by Blazin’ Fiddles, as the second tune in the set. I’m going to guess at Aidan O’Rourke as the composer, as the last tune in the set is by him, the first tune is apparently named after his fiddle teacher, and the middle two tunes (this one included) sound quite like he wrote them 🙂

I think the B part is right. 7 bars, three of them 3/4 - that’s where the beats seem to fall on the recording, though please do correct me if the bar lines seem wrong to you!

Here it is in pure ABC without the [M:X/4] in the B part - I only added that in for the sheet music, once it’s up I’ll update the ABC to this cleaner form.

X:1
T:The Grey Dog
C: Aidan O’Rourke
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: Strathspey
S: Track 7 of Magnificent Seven by Blazin’ Fiddles
K: Ador
A>G |: E<A A>B c>B c>d | e<A A>G E2 E>D | E<A A>B c>B c>d | e<a a>g e>d e2 |
e<A A>A c>d e2 | e<A A>A c>d e>g | a>e g<d e>A c2 | B<E E>G A2 A>c :|
|:[M:3/4] E<A A<B c2 | E>A c<d B2 | E>G A<G E<D |
[M:4/4] E2 D>E G>E D<C | A,2 A>G E2 C2 | D>E D>D A<E G>E | D<C D2 E<G A>G :|

"This" being the actual clean version, with implied time signature changes. The above version has them written explicitly.

X:1
T:The Grey Dog
C: Aidan O’Rourke
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: Strathspey
S: Track 7 of Magnificent Seven by Blazin’ Fiddles
K: Ador
A>G |: E<A A>B c>B c>d | e<A A>G E2 E>D | E<A A>B c>B c>d | e<a a>g e>d e2 |
e<A A>A c>d e2 | e<A A>A c>d e>g | a>e g<d e>A c2 | B<E E>G A2 A>c :|
|: E<A A<B c2 | E>A c<d B2 | E>G A<G E<D |
E2 D>E G>E D<C | A,2 A>G E2 C2 | D>E D>D A<E G>E | D<C D2 E<G A>G :|

Argh! A stray >!

Fourth measure of A part should read | e<a a>g e<d e2 | in both versions above.

Well, no one has challenged me on the 7-bar B part…I’m taking this as a good thing!