Let Me In This Ae Night reel

Also known as O Let Me In This Ae Night.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Let Me In This Ae Night has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Let Me In This Ae Night
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
A|:FD Dc d2 dA|c2 cG AB A1/2G3/2|FD D^c de fd|cB GF GB AG|
FD Dc de dA|cd cB AB GA|FD D^c de fd|cA GF G2 AG:|
|:FD DE FG AF|G1/2G1/2G Gd cB AG|FD D^c de fd|cA GF G2 AG|
FD DE FG AF|G1/2G1/2G Gd cB AG|FD D^c de fd|cA GF GB AG:|
X: 2
T: Let Me In This Ae Night
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
A |(GE)EF (GA)BG | ABcA d>cB>A |
GEE^d (e>f)(g>e) | (dB)AG A2B :|
A |GEEd e2dB | (dA)(Bc) B3A |
(GE)E^d (e>f)ge | (dB)(AG) | A2B :|

Five comments

Let me in This Ae Night

We are given no information about this tune in the comments section.

What makes it F major? The ‘tonality’ seems to be around D.

There are three versions shown in JC’s; this posting is very similar to the first.

An old reel http://www.math.mun.ca/~bshawyer/reels/LetMeInThisAeNight.abc

X: 1
T: Let me in this ae night
P:An old reel
C:
R:Reel
Q: 232
K:F
M:4/4
L:1/8
A|FD Dc d2 dA|c2 cG AB A1/2G3/2|FD D^c de fd|cB GF GB AG|
FD Dc de dA|cd cB AB GA|FD D^c de fd|cA GF G2 AG|
|:FD DE FG AF|G1/2G1/2G Gd cB AG|FD D^c de fd|cA GF G2 AG|
FD DE FG AF|G1/2G1/2G Gd cB AG|FD D^c de fd|cA GF GB AG:|

The second has lyrics and a "slightly less complicated" tune.

Let Me in this Ae Night http://celticmusic.ca/skinkbeta/Skink2alpha.tar

X: 1
T:Let Me in this Ae Night
B:Johnson, The Scots Musical Museum, vol.IV p.320, 1792.
F:http://www.folkinfo.org/songs
L:1/8
Q:1/4=100
M:2/4
K:Gmix
G|F3/ E/ D E|F3/ F/ F3/ A/|G3/ G/ G3/ A/|d3/ c/ A3/ G/|
w:O las-sie are ye sleep-in yet, Or are ye wauk-in, I wad wit, For
F3/ E/ D E|F3/ G/ A c|f3/ d/ c3/ A/|G2 A G|
w:loove has bound me hand and fitt, And I wad fain be in jo. O
F3/ E/ D A|d2 d A|c2 (cG)|A2 A G|
w:let me in this ae night, This ae, ae,_ ae night; O
F3/ E/ D A|d3/ e/ f3/ d/|c/ A3/ G F|G2 A|]
w:let me in this ae night, And I’ll no come back a-gain, jo.


The third is a slightly different version of this posting
O Let me in this ae Night http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/OH.htm

X: 1
T:O Let me in this ae Night
M:C
L:1/8
S:Gow - 3rd Repository
Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion
K:G Minor
d|~B>A(Gd)|g2 gd|f2 fB ~cd/e/ dc|B>A Gd g>a b>g|(f<d) c>B (c2d):|
c|B>A GA B>c dB|~c>d ec f>e(dc)|B>A GA B>cdB|b>g fd c2 d>c|
B>A GA B>c dB|c>d ec (f>e)(dc)|B>A Gd g>a a>g|(f<d) c>B (c2d)||

Please may we have more information from the poster?

All the best

Peter Jenkins

Let me in This Ae Night - Key Incorrect

I agree with Peter Jenkins - the tonal centre of this tune is D.

So It’s definitely not Gmix, GMin or FMaj.

Discounting the accidentals, one flat in the key signature and a tonal centre of D would make it DMin (Aolian mode, or natural minor).

It’s not D harmonic minor or D melodic minor either, as the accidentals would be incorrect for either of those keys.

To conclude, it’s difficult to determine the key for a tune such as this - but Dmin is the nearest.

Ending

I am guessing that there should be more notes at the end, it would sound very strange ending on that g - needs to arrive on a d

Let me in - ending

The dots as shown lead back to either A or B music, but do not resolve - I agree. Nicely round & round.

If you are stopping at the end of this tune and want it to resolve to a D (with a D minor chord?) you could write a "last time" bar for the B music (bar 8 of the "repeated" line), something like
cA GF D2 z2 ||

If you are going on to another tune you could leave it as is with a possible "jolt" of a key change or massage the last bar to flow into the next tune. In either case you would need to know where you are going!

All the best

Peter Jenkins

Re: Let Me In This Ae Night

I found another version of this tune in Em:
X: 1
T: O LET ME IN THIS AE NIGHT
Q: "Andante"
%R: march
B: "Edinburgh Repository of Music" v.2 p.36 #1
F: http://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/pageturner.cfm?id=87776133
Z: 2015 John Chambers <jc:trillian.mit.edu>
M: C
L: 1/8
K: Em
A |\
(GE)EF (GA)BG | ABcA d>cB>A |\
GEE^d (e>f)(g>e) | (dB)AG A2B |]\
A |\
GEEd e2dB | (dA)(Bc) B3A |\
(GE)E^d (e>f)ge | (dB)(AG) | A2B |]