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
T: Let me in this ae night
P:An old reel
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
T:Let Me in this Ae Night
B:Johnson, The Scots Musical Museum, vol.IV p.320, 1792.
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
T:O Let me in this ae Night
S:Gow - 3rd Repository
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
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.
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
Re: Let Me In This Ae Night
I found another version of this tune in Em:
T: O LET ME IN THIS AE NIGHT
B: "Edinburgh Repository of Music" v.2 p.36 #1
Z: 2015 John Chambers <jc:trillian.mit.edu>
(GE)EF (GA)BG | ABcA d>cB>A |\
GEE^d (e>f)(g>e) | (dB)AG A2B |]\
GEEd e2dB | (dA)(Bc) B3A |\
(GE)E^d (e>f)ge | (dB)(AG) | A2B |]