“The Savages Of Roscommon” ~ the downs and ups
The downs are for his uilleann pipes, and the ups are for her piano accordion, the high c’, d’ and e’ are just a bit of needed irritation. There’s always alternatives. This is for two dear friends who are in preparation to move to Roscommon. They have been stalwarts of the Irish music and dance scene here in the Northwest of England for a hell of a long time, more than 30 years. Both are great characters and will be missed. Hopefully we’ll have them here for our upcoming Christmas Jacob’s Join, which will no doubt be in their honour. Whatever the rough spots, and there have been some very deep pot holes and ruts, I have enjoyed their company, including in music and dance, Savages that they are, but I have a particular affection for savages, being one myself… Curiously, I seem to get along reasonably well with every Savage and savage I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing, including these two.
Yes, this is a very quirky tune, but then if you knew the Savages like I know the Savages, it would all make at least a little more sense… ;-)
Would that be the Savages of the Moorbrook?
Yes! :-D Previously also of ‘The Unicorn’… Music, dance and sandwich bearers with a long tradition…
The accidentals, I forgot to mention, like the c’, d’ and e’, are also there to cause at the least a nose wrinkle’s worth of irritation…
“The Savages Of Roscommon” ~ taken down the middle… 8-)
T: Savages Of Roscommon, The
B | A2 G D2 B A2 G D2 B | DEF GAB c2 B A2 c |
B2 A E2 c B2 A E2 F | DD/D/D DED B2 A G2 B |
A2 G D2 B A2 G D3 | D/D/EF GAB E3- E2 ^D |
E2 c A2 c d2 B GFE | DD/D/D DD/E/F G3- G3 ||
B3 A3 GBG F3 | BcB BcB d2 c Ace |
a3 g3 faf e2 ^c | ded d^cd B2 D GB/c/d |
B3 A3 GA/B/G D3 | GB/c/d gf=f e3- e3 |
a2 g f^ef g2 d B^AB | d2 c A^GA =G3- G2 |]
And there was I thinking the good folk of Roscommon had some notoriety in Ireland for being savages!
It’s a nice change from the usual ‘rakes’… ;-)
This, I should have said, is more of a quickstep / two-step…