An Ugly Customer strathspey

Also known as Johnny ‘Watt’ Henry’s, Johnny ‘Watt’ Henry’s Highland Fling.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

An Ugly Customer has been added to 1 tune set.

An Ugly Customer has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: An Ugly Customer
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D/ |\
G2 B>d d2 B>d | d>GB>d c<A A2 |\
(3GAG B>d d>GB>e | d>BA>c B<GG3/ :|
d/ |\
g2 g>d e2 e>g | d2 B>d c<AA>d |\
(3gag g>d (3efe e>g | d>c (3ABc B<GG>d |
g2 g>d e>^de>g | d2 (3Bcd c<AA>D |\
G>A (3Bcd e2 f<a | g>ed>c B<GG3/ |]
2
X: 2
T: An Ugly Customer
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
E>Ac>A e>Ac>A | E>Ac>e d<BB>c |\
E2 (3cBA e2 (3cBA | a>fe>d c<AB>G |
E>A (3cBA e>A c2 | E>A (3cde d<BB>g |\
a>ga>e f>ae>c | d>Be>d c<A A2 ||
a>ga>e f>ef>g | a>fe>c d<BB>e |\
a2 a>e f2 (3edc | d>Be>d c<AA>e |
a>g a2 (3fgf e>c | d>Bc>A B<F F2 |\
E>FE>D E>FA>B | c>dB>d c<A A2 |]

Four comments

"Johnny ‘Watt’ Henry’s Highland Fling"

Another bit of winnowing…

Matt Molloy plays this as a single reel on a Bb flute on the recording "The Fire Aflame", track 8, the first of two tunes.
https://thesession.org/recordings/75

"An Ugly Customer" ~ thanks CMO ~ I was sure it was already here, reason for holding back on the reel transcription, but hadn’t found it yet… Thanks to you I can stop searching. 😉

& also: "The Road To Ballymote"
# Added by Mix O’Lydian - March 15th, 2009
https://thesession.org/tunes/9437

X: 2 "An Ugly Customer" / "Johnny ‘Watt’ Henry’s Highland Fling" ~ A Major

Based on the O’Neill transcription…

X: 1
T: Ugly Customer, An
B: "O’Neill’s Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies", 1903, page 256, tune #1373
B: "O’Neill’s The Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems", 1907, page 113, tune #623
S: Kissane
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: AMaj
EAcA eAcA | EAce dBBc | EAcA eAcA | afed cABG |
EAcA eAcA | EAce dBBg | {b}agae faec | dBed cA A ||
e |\
{b}agae fefg | afec dBBe | {b}agae faec | dBed cAAe |
{b}agae faec | {e}dBcA BF F2 | EFED EFAB | cdBd cA A2 |]