Tam’s Slow March reel

Also known as Tom Hughes’ Slow Air, Tommy Hughes.

Tam's Slow March has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Tam's Slow March
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
cB/A/|"G"G3D "G/B"B,3G,|"C"C2E2G2FE|"G"D2B2"Em"cBAG|"Am7"F2A2"D"A2(3cBA|
"G"G3D"G/B"B,3G,|"C"C2E2"Am7"G2FE|"G"D2B2"D"cAFD|"C"G4"C/D G" G2:|
Bc|"G"d3B"G/B"G2Bd|"C"e2c2"Am"A2Bc|"G"d3B"Em"cBAG|"Am7"F2A2"D"A2(3cBA|
"G"G3D"G/B"B,3G,|"C"C2E2"Am"G2FE|"G"D2B2"D"cAFD|"C C/D"G4"G"G2:|
zD|"G"GFED "D"CB,A,G,|"G"B,2D2"G/B"G3D|"C"EDEG "Am7"cBAG|"D"FGAF "D7"D2EF|
"G"GFED "D/F#",CB,A,G,|"Em"B,2D2"G/D"G3D|"C"E2c2 "D"BAGF|"C C/D"G4"G"2Bc|
"G"d3B"G/B"G2Bd|"C"e2c2"Am"A2Bc|"G"d3B "Em"cBAG|"Am7"F2A2"D"A2(3cBA|
"G"G3D "G/D"B,3G,|"C"C2E2 "Am7"G2FE|"G"D2B2 "D"cAFD"C C/D"|G4 "G"G2||
X: 2
T: Tam's Slow March
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
cB/A/|G3D B,3G,|C2 E2 G2 FE|D2 B2 cB A<G|F2 A2 A2 (3cBA|
G3D B,3G,|C2 E2 G2 FE|D2 B2 cA F<D|G4 G2:|
|:Bc|d3B G2 Bd|e2 c2 A2 Bc|d3B cB A<G|F2 A2 A2 (3cBA|
G3D B,3G,|C2 E2 G2 FE|D2B2 cA F<D|G4G2:|
|:zD|GF ED CB, A,G,|B,2 D2 G3D|ED EG cB AG|F/G/A- AF D2 EF|
GF ED CB, A,G,|B,2 D2 G3D|E2 c2 BA G<F|G6 Bc|
d3B G2 Bd|e2 c2 A2 Bc|d3B cB A<G|F2 A2 A2 (3cBA|
G3D B,3G,|C2 E2 G2 FE|D2 B2 cA F<D|G4 G2:|
# Added by Tøm .

Seven comments

Tam’s Slow March

Having heard, and seen Lori Watson play this tune on utube I have been looking for the dots. Great tune and a great rendition from Lori. The utube link to Lori’s clip has been posted previously so I won’t attach it here.

Enjoy.

I’d know my chords anywhere. The source of the first transcription must surely be my transcription on the Riddell Fiddles performance sets page.

This tune never had a title as far as I know but it was apparently written by Borders fiddler Tom Hughes. His grandson, Jimmy Nagle, who was taught fiddle by his grandad calls it "Tommy Hughes" in his honour.

Well spotted!

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Tam’s Slow March

I know this tune as Nancy’s March, a tune that is played in Cape Breton, Canada.

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Nancy

Here is the link to ‘Nancy’ quite a favourite with players of English tunes and one I have always associated with Northumbrian music probably because I found it years ago in the Northumbrian Piper’s Tunebook.
https://thesession.org/tunes/3471

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A favourite of Stranraer Folk Club.

They call it Tom Hughes/Tommy Hughes. I have heard it called Tom Hughes’ Slow Air and have recorded it myself as a faster bluegrass tune.

Flexible melody in this lovely little tune.

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