A Tune For A Lost Harmonica reel

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: A Tune For A Lost Harmonica
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:D3F AFDF|GBAF GFEF|DFBF AFDF|GEFD EDCE|
D3F AFDF|GBAF GFEF|DFBF AFDF|EFGE FD D2:|
|:fAdf afdf|ec 3ccc Aceg|f2 df a3e|cdeg fede|
fAdf afdf|ec 3ccc Aceg|fadf efdB|Aceg fd d2:|

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A Tune For A Lost Harmonica

Lovely tune I heard on Fiddler’s Bid’s Album ‘Da Farder Ben Welcomer’. No idea who wrote it or anything like that, would love to know though.

Lovely tune!

Composer

Thanks for posting - I like this tune a lot too. There’s a version of the tune by Shetland band "Drop the Box" on their 1998 CD "Honeytrap" (Kevin Henderson of Fiddlers’ Bid is the fiddler in the band on the recording). According to the sleeve notes, the CD is dedicated to "Michael Ferrie, 1975 - 1996" (an original member of Fiddlers’ Bid, I think) and he is credited as the composer of this tune. The CD also features this MF composition https://thesession.org/tunes/2898 I’ve always wondered if the tune name was a nod to Simon Jeffes’ "Music for a Found Harmonium" https://thesession.org/tunes/346 - another tune I like but one which folk seem either to love or hate 🙂

Thanks Lottie, that’s intereting, and now I have a new CD to listen to :D