Mons Meg strathspey

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

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

Mon’s Meg

As heard on ‘Rice’ by Eliza Carthy, 1998. Unsure of origin.