The Abbess barndance

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Abbess
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGA |B4 B3 c | d4 G4 | e3 e edcB | cBAG d2 GF |
E2 c2 A3 F | D3 d BAGF | E2 cB AB/A/ GF | G4- GDGA |
B4 B3 c | d4 GABd | e3 e edcB | cBAG d2 GF |
E2 c2 A3 F | D3 d BAGF | E2 cB AB/A/ GF | G4- GABc ||
d2 dG g3 d | cBAG d3 c | BAGF EccB | BAAB D2 GF |
E2 c2 A3 F | D3 d BAGF | E2 cB AB/A/ GF | G4- GABc |
d2 dG g3 d | cBAe ddef | g2 fg e2 dB | [M: 3/2] ABef d3 c BAGF |
[M: 4/4]
E2 c2 A3 F | D3 d BAGF | E2 cB AB/A/ GF | G2 G2- G |]
X: 2
T: The Abbess
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B4 B3 c | d3 G G2 Bd | e2 e2- edcB | cBAG d2 GF |
E2 c2 A2 AF | D2 d2 BAGF | E2 cB ~A2 GF | [1 G4 -GDGA :|[2 G4 GABc ||
d4 e3 d | cBAG d2 dc | BAGF EGcB | BAAB D2 GF |
E2 c2 A3 F | D2 d2 BAGF | E2 cB ~A2 GF | FG G2 GABc |
dGBd e2 ed | cBce ddef | gBfg e2 dB | [M: 3/2] ABef d2 dc BAGF |
[M: 4/4]
E2 c2 A3 F | D2 d2 BAGF | E2 cB ~A2 GF | FG G2- GDGA ||
B2 BA B2 Bc | d6 Bd | e4 edcB | cBAG d2 GF |
E2 c2 A3 F | D2 d2 BAGF | E2 cB ~A2 GF | G2 G2 GDGA |
B2 BA B2 Bc | d8 | z e3 edcB | cBAG d2 GF |
E2 c2 A3 F | D2 d2 BAGF | E2 cB ~A2 GF | G2 G2 GABc ||
d4 e2 ed | cBAG d2 dc | BAGF EGcB | BAAB D2 GF |
E2 c2 A3 F | D2 d2 BAGF | E2 cB ~A2 GF | FGGF GABc |
dGBd e2 dB | cBce ddef | gBfg e2 dB | [M: 3/2] ABef d2- dc BAGF |
[M: 4/4]
E2 c2 A3 F | D2 d2 BAGF | E2 cB ~A2 GF | G2 G2 GDGA ||
B4 B3 c | d6 Bd | e2 e2- edcB | cBAG d2 GF |
E2 c2 A3 F | D2 d2 BAGF | E2 cB ~A2 GF | G2 G2 GDGA |
zBBA B2 Bc | d6 Bd | e2 e2- edcB | cBAG d2 GF |
E2 c2 A3 F | D2 d2 BAGF | E2 cB ~A2 GF | G4 GABc ||
d3 B e3 d | cBAG d2 dc | BAGF EGcB | BAAB D2 GF |
E2 c2 A2 AF | D2 d2 BAGF | E2 cB ~A2 GF | G2 G2 GABc |
dGBd e2 dB | cBce ddef | gBfg e2 dB | ABef d3 c |
BAGF E2 c2 | A3 F D2 d2 | BAGF E2 cB | ~A2 GF G2 GF | G8 |]

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“The Abbess” ~ C: Andy Cutting

A slow piece/air ~ a reliable source informed me this is a favourite at the session in Billinge, Lancashire. The transcription I’ve given here is from the playing of Andy Cutting:

"Old Light" / "The Abbess" - Andy Cutting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3XMGlbUYpI


& for other listens of this on YouTube, in other keys:

"The Abbess" - Sandy Shallis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1ytDwuTkeI


"The Abbess" - Roland Carson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RhDelNyUUM

“The Abbess”

Thanks to ceolachan for posting this great tune. On Andy Cutting’s CD version he includes a number of nice variations, which I have included here.
X:1
T:The Abbess (Andy Cutting)
R:Slow march
Z:2010 ATG
L:1/8
Q:1/4=120
M:C|
K:G
|B4B3c|d3GG2 Bd|e2e3dcB|cBAGd2 GF|
|E2c2A2AF|D2d2BA GF|E2cB ~A2 GF|[1G4-G DGA:|[2G4GABc||
|d4e3d|cBAG d2 dc|BAGF EGcB|BAAB D2 GF|
|E2c2A3 F|D2d2 BAGF|E2 cB ~A2 GF|FG G2 GABc|
|dGBd e2ed| cBce ddef|gBfg e2dB|AB ef d2dc|
|BAGFE2 c2|A3 FD2d2|BAGF E2cB| ~A2GF FG G3 DGA |
|B2BA B2Bc|d6 Bd|e4 edcB| cBAG d2GF|
|E2c2A3F|D2d2BAGF|E2cB ~A2GF| G2 G2 GDGA|
|B2BA B2Bc|d8|z e3 edcB|cBAG d2 GF|
|E2c2A3F|D2d2BAGF|E2cB ~A2GF| G2 G2 GABc|
|d4e2 ed|cBAGd2dc|BAGF EGcB|BAAB D2GF|
|E2c2 A3F|D2d2BAGF|E2cB ~A2GF|FGGF GABc|
|dGBd e2dB|cBce ddef|gBfg e2dB|ABefd3 c|
|BAGFE2c2|A3F D2d2BAGF|E2cB ~A2GF|G2G2G DGA|
|B4 B3c|d6 Bd|e2e3 dcB|cBAGd2GF|
|E2c2A3F|D2d2BAGF|E2cB ~A2GF|G2G2GDGA|
|zBBAB2Bc|d6 Bd|e2e3 dcB|cBAGd2GF|
|E2c2A3F|D2d2BAGF|E2cB ~A2GF|G4 GABc|
|d3Be3d|cBAGd2dc|BAGF EGcB|BAAB D2GF|
|E2c2A2AF|D2d2 BAGF|E2cB~A2GF|G2G2 GABc|
|dGBd e2dB|cBce ddef|gBfg e2dB|ABef d3c|
BAGF E2c2|A3F D2d2|BAGF E2cB|~A2GFG2GF|G8||

Thanks Alan, I’ve added your transcription above… Check the dots and if anything was missed let me know and I’ll edit it…

The Abbess

Also a regular at the Ballydehob session. Often played with "Mrs. Saggs"… I think.

(The Abbess) Is not a barn dance

Samson1 ~ read the comments! :-/

I have

Re: The Abbess

I understand this was composed by Andy. What about Old Light?