Mons Meg strathspey

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1
X: 1
T: Mons Meg
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
A|d2 cd 3Bcd cA|BggB BAAg|fa a2 ag 3efg|fa a2 afdA|
d2 cd 3Bcd cA|BggB BAAg|fa a2 ag 3efg|fdec d2 d:|
g|fd 3efg afdf|gBed c<eAg|a2 af dfag|fded ce 3efg|
fd 3efg afdf|gBed c<eAg|a2 af dfag|fdec d2 d:|
2
X: 2
T: Mons Meg
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|d2c>d (3Bcd cA|B<g g>B cA A>g|f<a a2 a>g (3efg|f<a a2 a>f d>A|
d2c>d (3Bcd cA|B<g g>B cA A>g|f<a a2 a>g (3efg|fd|f>d e>c d2 d||
g|fd (3efg a>f d>f|g>B e>d cA A>g|a2 a>f d>f a>g|f>d e>d c<e (3efg|
f>d (3efg a>f d>f|g>B e>d c<e A>g|a2 a>f d>f a>g|f>d e>c d2 d||
3
X: 3
T: Mons Meg
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
A|:"Dm"{c}d2 cd B/c/d cA|"C" BggB "Am" BAAg|"Bb"g<a a2 ag e/f/g|"G" faa2 "Am"afdA|
"Dm"{c}d2 cd B/c/d cA|"C" BggB "Am"BAAg|"Dm" g<a a2 ag e/f/g|1 "F"fd "C"ec "Dm"{c}d2 dA:|2 "F"fd"C"ec "G"{c}d2 dg||
|:"Dm"fd e/f/g afdf|"G"gBed "Am"d<eAg|"Bb" {g}a2 afdf ag|"F"fded "C"ce e/f/g|
"Dm"fd e/f/g afdf|"G"gBed "Am" d<eAg|"Bb"{g}a2 afdf ag|1 "F"fd"C"ec "Dm"{c}d2 dg:|2 "F"fd"C"ec "Dm"{c}d2 dA||

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Gan Ainm

Got this tune from a Spanish fiddler. No name, no information at all so if anyone recognises it please do let me know!

Is this tune supposed to be so unusually crooked? I don’t recognize it though.

Posted by .

Don’t recognise it but surely it’s got to be a reel, and in D? Sounds like a Scottish bagpipe tune to me. Kenny might know it.

X: 1
T: Gan Ainm
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|d2cd (3Bcd cA|BggB BAAg|fa~a2 ag (3efg|fa~a2 afdA|
d2cd (3Bcd cA|BggB BAAg|fa~a2 ag (3efg|fdec d2d:|
|:g|fd (3efg afdf|gBed ceAg|a2af dfag|fded ce (3efg|
fd (3efg afdf|gBed ceAg|a2af dfag|fdec d2d:|

Mons Meg - Strathspey by PM G S MacLennan

That’s the tune indeed.

C/o Jack Campin:

X:1
T:Mons Meg
C:Pipe Major George S. MacLennan
S:Gordon Highlanders Pipe Music Collection volume I
R:Strathspey
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Hp
A|\
d2c>d (3Bcd cA|B<g g>B cA A>g|f<a a2 a>g (3efg|f<a a2 a>f d>A|
d2c>d (3Bcd cA|B<g g>B cA A>g|f<a a2 a>g (3efg|fd |f>d e>c d2 d||
g|\
fd (3efg a>f d>f|g>B e>d cA A>g|a2 a>f d>f a>g|f>d e>d c<e (3efg|
f>d (3efg a>f d>f|g>B e>d c<e A>g|a2 a>f d>f a>g|f>d e>c d2 d||

Presumably, "Mons Meg" refers to the Medieval cannon kept at Edinburgh Castle:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mons_Meg

Thank You

Thank you all so much for the comments. Will make necessary adjustments to tune details.