Dog Leap Stairs three-two

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Dog Leap Stairs has been added to 5 tune sets.

Dog Leap Stairs has been added to 26 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Dog Leap Stairs
R: three-two
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:g2d4B2e4|cdec A2 ag fgaf|
g2d4B2e4|cdeg a2 gf g4:|
|:B2d4B2c4|A2a4g2 fgaf|
B2d4B2c4|A2a2 fgaf g4:|
X: 2
T: Dog Leap Stairs
R: three-two
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:dcBA G2Bd cBAG|c2 E4 A2 F4|BAGD B,2DG ABcd|e2 E4 F2 G4:|
|:gabg d2gb a2gf|edcB A2EG F4|GABd g2bg a2gf|efga f2ed g4:|
|:d4 B2 G4 E2|ABcA E2cB AGFA|B4 G2 E4 G2|ABcd e2cA G4:|
|:D4 G2 E4 G2|FGAF D2dB AGFE|D4 G2 E4 G2|AGFA D2FA G4:| %Alternative bars 6&7 |FGAF D2dB AGFA|G4 D2 E4 G2|

Five comments

Dog Leap Stairs - Alistair Anderson

Composer Alistair Anderson (Steel Skies)

Good call. This is one of the tunes for which I have a copy of the original manuscript, where it is titled simply "3/2 tune in G". There must have been no changes to the tune between its manuscript form and the album, because it is exactly as transcribed here note for note. The manuscript does have what appears to be harmonies written underneath, and these are as follows:

Harmony 1:

|:dcBA G2Bd cBAG|c2 E4 A2 F4|BAGD B,2DG ABcd|e2 E4 F2 G4:|
|:gabg d2gb a2gf|edcB A2EG F4|GABd g2bg a2gf|efga f2ed g4:|

Harmony 2:

|:d4 B2 G4 E2|ABcA E2cB AGFA|B4 G2 E4 G2|ABcd e2cA G4:|
|:D4 G2 E4 G2|FGAF D2dB AGFE|D4 G2 E4 G2|AGFA D2FA G4:| %Alternative bars 6&7 |FGAF D2dB AGFA|G4 D2 E4 G2|

Dog Leap Stairs

The final version recorded by AA with the Steel Skies Band has four independent harmony parts in addition to the original tune!

Dog Leap Stairs

A really engaging little tune, playing nimble games with the 3/2 rhythm in a way that makes it a bit tricky to learn, but isn’t mere wackiness, IMO anyway.