Harry Gidley’s waltz

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Harry Gidley's has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Harry Gidley's
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
G | cBc | EDC | cBc | D3 |BAG | BAG| BAG | E2G |
cBc | EDC | cBc | D3 | BAG | BAG | FED | C3 ||
G3 | E3 | A3 | F3 | F2F | D2A | A2G | E3 |
G3 | E3 | F3 | A2A | BAG | FED | CEG | c2 ||
X: 2
T: Harry Gidley's
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A | dcd | FED | dcd | E3 |cBA | cBA| cBA | F2A |
dcd | FED | dcd | E3 | cBA | cBA | GFE | D3 ||
A3 | F3 | B3 | G3 | G2G | E2B | B2A | F3 |
A3 | F3 | G3 | B2B | cBA | GFE | DFA | d2 ||
X: 3
T: Harry Gidley's
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d | gfg | BAG | gfg | A3 |fed | fed| fed | B2d |
gfg | BAG | gfg | A3 | fed | fed | cBA | G3 ||
d3 | B3 | e3 | c3 | c2c | A2e | e2d | B3 |
d3 | B3 | c3 | e2e | fed | cBA | GBd | g2 ||

Six comments

Apparently, Bob Cann got the tune from Harry Gidley (1889-1966?) of Drewsteignton, Devon, who was a moothie player.

Re: Harry Gidley’s

All three settings, the time signature is 3/4 but the tune is written in 3/8. Note length should be "L: 1/4"

Re: Harry Gidley’s

I’ll add, to my previous comment: this error seems to be built into the Session software. I just tried submitting a waltz (a different one), and as soon as I typed "waltz" for type of tune the software insisted I use "M: 3/4" and "L: 1/8", which is wrong, surely? Puts me off putting the tune in. I’m not a regular user of the Session, until now have just dropped in occasionally looking for tunes.

Re: Harry Gidley’s

Tony, one of the things Jeremy has done in setting up this website is to try to standardise the appearance of tunes of the same type. That’s why he has fixed the headers. I don’t know if Mixolydian meant the tune to look as if it was in 3/8 but didn’t know how to change the time signature or if it was just an error in transcription.

But if you really can’t bear to see this tune transcribed in 3/8 with a 3/4 time signature then you should know that you can put your chosen headers in square brackets at top of the text box. So, for example, if I wanted Mixolydian’s transcription with a 3/8 time signature I would enter the following:
[M: 3/8]
d | gfg | BAG | gfg | A3 |fed | fed| fed | B2d |
gfg | BAG | gfg | A3 | fed | fed | cBA | G3 ||
d3 | B3 | e3 | c3 | c2c | A2e | e2d | B3 |
d3 | B3 | c3 | e2e | fed | cBA | GBd | g2 ||
If I wanted it in 3/4 with a 3/4 time signature I would enter:
[L: 1/4]
d | gfg | BAG | gfg | A3 |fed | fed| fed | B2d |
gfg | BAG | gfg | A3 | fed | fed | cBA | G3 ||
d3 | B3 | e3 | c3 | c2c | A2e | e2d | B3 |
d3 | B3 | c3 | e2e | fed | cBA | GBd | g2 ||

There are thousands of transcriptions on this website and it inevitable that some errors creep in, especially when you have multiple setters, some with more experience than others (but even the best make mistakes). I think it best not to get too hung up on the transcriptional glitches. It’s the sound that’s important, not the look.

Re: Harry Gidley’s

Thanks DonaldK for offering this useful fix. I had been thinking of something along the lines of accepting the "L: 1/8" and writing "d2 | g2 f2 g2 | B2 A2 G2 | etc. But the square brackets fix is neater.
I should apologise for suggesting that providing "L: 1/8" as the default for a 3/4 tune is a syntax error - at the time it had just not occurred to me to simply double the note lengths. "L: 1/8" could be a good choice in a 3/4 tune with lots of half notes.