Mr. John McIntosh Of Paisley reel

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X: 1
T: Mr. John McIntosh Of Paisley
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
EA A/A/A EA A/A/A|BG G/G/G BG Bg|EA A/A/A EA BA|CDB,D B,A,G,A,|
EA A/A/A EA A/A/A|BG G/G/G BG Bg|EA A/A/A EA BA|A,ECE ^GEGA||
ea a/a/^g aba=g|ec c/c/c dcde|ea a/a/^g aba=g|ec c/c/c dBA^G|
ea a/a/^g aba=g|ec c/c/c dcde|EA A/A/A EA BA|A,ECE ^GEGA||

Thirteen comments

I’d be interested to hear the story behind this one. Not the most exciting of tunes, in my opinion.

If we get a story at all…

Geez. Thanks. I wrote it in honor of my great great grandfather. He played fiddle and violin in pit orchestras back in the days of silent film.

No offence was intended Jeremy, I’m sorry if you felt there was. I was only offering an opinion on the tune.

Apologies.

C: Jeremy Button

You would have avoided Smash’s comment if you’d left comment yourself from the start, a courtesy and consideration appreciated by most of us, and taken responsibility for your composition…

So, tell us something about your great great grandfather already?

~ something more, and about the inspiration…

? ~ ea (3aa^g abag | suspecting your intent is ~ ea (3aa^g aba=g |

😏 Did you want those second Gs to be natural? If so you’ll need to change them before the great maker of dots comes along…

& ~ ^GE=GA :| ~ ?

Thanks, guys. Little new to this. I think it’s written the way I want it. The measures I have g sharps in, I want them to continue to be sharp within the measure. And I respect your opinions even if I disagree. I did rearrange it some since this morning. I like it better now. It’s a weird tune though. Thanks for taking the time to check it out.

My great great grandfather: He worked in the steel mines of Kelty the latter part of his life. I have a picture of him with a big old mustache. I spoke to a cousin of mine who is his grandson. This cousin apparently used grandpa’s fiddle as a cricket bat one day and smashed it. John’s brother was a piper who won national piping contests in Scotland in 1905 and 1906. His name was James McIntosh and he actually had a poem written about him called “The Piper of Paisely”. So… I decided the fiddle player in the family needed something named after him. So here it is… 🙂

Thanks, a lovely tale behind the tune…

I did find myself playing those bars ea (3aa^g aba=g

C: Jeremy Button

Just to confirm origins…