Getting Upstairs barndance

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Getting Upstairs has been added to 1 tune set.

Getting Upstairs has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Getting Upstairs
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: ed | c2 A2 E2 A2 | GABc d2 ed | c2 A2 E2 A2 | [1 GABG A2 :| [2 GABG A4 ||
|: c3 d e2 A2 | c2 d2 e2 A2 | f3 e d2 c2 | B2 c2 d2 ed |
c2 A2 E2 A2 | GABc d2 ed | c2 A2 E2 A2 | [1 GABG A4 :| [2 GABG A2 ||
2
X: 2
T: Getting Upstairs
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: dc | B2 G2 D2 G2 | FGAB c2 dc | B2 G2 D2 G2 | [1 FGAF G2 :| [2 FGAF G4 ||
|: B3 c d2 G2 | B2 c2 d2 G2 | e3 d c2 B2 | A2 B2 c2 dc |
B2 G2 D2 G2 | FGAB c2 dc | B2 G2 D2 G2 | [1 FGAF G4 :| [2 FGAF G2 ||
3
X: 3
T: Getting Upstairs
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: Bc dg | c2 d2 | ed cB | AB c2:||
|:d/c/| B/G/A/F/ DG | F/G/A/B/ c/e/d/c/|
| B/G/A/F/ DG|\F/G/A/B/ G2:||

Three comments

Getting Upstairs

Essentially just "filling a gap" here - (another session.org member having previously posted a recording which includes this tune in its track list).

Nothing whatsover to do with the well-known Irish Jig: "Tripping Upstairs"

This one is an English (Cotswold) Morris tune, from the Headington village tradition. If you were playing it for the morris dance, the "music formula" would be: A(AB)4.

It also crops up at traditional English music sessions, where it is usually played in GMaj to suit the D/G melodeon players.

Getting Upstairs

This may be a version of the old 19th century minstrel tune, Such a Getting Up Stairs.

Getting Upstairs

This setting is From Howe’s 1000 Jig and Reels, Clogs, Contra Dances etc