The Bayou Fling strathspey

Also known as The Bayou Highland Fling.

The Bayou Fling has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Bayou Fling
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:c/|B2 G>D A2 G>A|B2 d>e B<A A2|(3BcB G>D (3ABA G>B|d>eA>B A<GG3/2:|
A/|B>gd>g e2 d>g|B2 d>g B<A A2|B>gd>g (3ege B>e|d>eA>B A<GG>A|
B>gd>g e2- e>d|(3BcB d>e d<gb<g|(3efg d>g B>dg<e|a>eg<d (3BcB A3/2||

Five comments

“The Bayou Fling”

X: 1
T: The Bayou Fling
N: Arr. by M.Robert Kelahan - the melody, 04/20/2013:
N: See also, ‘Benachie Sunrise’ by Paul Machlis:
N: swung, snapped, flung about and mutilated by ceolachan
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland fling
K: GMaj

Originally sent in an email with the subject: “Me-o My-o” - April 27th, 2013:

X: 1
T: The Bayou Shuffle
N: Arr. by M.Robert Kelahan, 04/20/2013
N: See also, ‘Benachie Sunrise’ by Paul Machlis.
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
Q: 160
R: shuffle
K: AMaj
|: c2 AE B2 AB | c2 ef cB B2 | c2 AE B2 Ac | efBc BAAe |
c2 AE B2 AB | c2 ef cBBA | c2 AE B2 Ac | efBc BAA ||
| B |\
caea f2 ef | c2 ef cB B2 | caea f2 cf | efBc BAAB |
caea f2 ef | c2 ef eaba | faea beaf | bfae fafe :|

“A snippet of a kid’s song, ”Me-o My-o" has shown up on a few TV commercials and was apparently floating around in my subconscious. (I was actually trying to work on a variance to ‘Benachie Sunrise’ and having been to New Orleans for Jazz Fest a decade or so ago - walking barefoot on Bourbon Street during the hot, sticky Louisiana summer heat, drinking Hurricanes? ~

Anywho, thought it was a fun one and my first go at a shuffle."

What’s a ‘shuffle’? What’s a ‘hurricane’ other than a storm. I’ve actually been in a few but I’ve never drank a one, other than the usual rain tha comes lashing down. 😀

The Hurricane
“~ a classic tiki mixed drink ~ The Hurricane became popular at Pat O‘Briens bar in 1940’s New Orleans, apparently debuted at the 1939 World’s Fair and was named after the hurricane lamp-shaped glasses the first drinks were served in. It’s said that O’Brien created the heavily rummed drink as a means to get rid of the large stock of rum his Southern distributors forced him to buy.”

2 oz light rum
2 oz dark rum
2 oz passion fruit juice
1 oz orange juice
Juice of a half a lime
1 Tbsp simple syrup
1 Tbsp grenadine
Orange slice and cherry for garnish

Not knowing any shuffles, at least I don’t think I do, this little melody just naturally slipped into another key and took on a bit of swing and snap… 😉 I suspect it may evolve further with time…

Hmmmmm? Maybe we could invent a new cocktail called a “Bayou Fling”? I think there’d have to be some Tabasco in it, maybe a take on a Bloody Mary with shrimp?

But with a Scotch blended whiskey rather than vodka…

Or the local ‘white lightning’…

“The Hurricane” has been made and downed. The only variation was that the orange juice was orange and mango. 😉