The Rope waltz

Also known as The Orcadian.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Rope has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Rope
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 G2|F3 G^GA|D4 d2|c3 d^de|A4 G2|
F3 G^GA|D4 F2|E6-|E2 A2 G2|
F3 G^GA|D4 d2|c3 d^de|A4 G2|
F3 G F2|E3 F E2|D6-|D2 d2 e2||
ff f2 e2|dd d2 c2|d2 c2 B2|A4 f2|
g4 f2|e4 d2|ce-e4-|e2 d2 e2|
ff f2 e2|dd d2 c2|d2 c2 B2|A4 G2|
F3 G F2|E3 F E2|D6-|D2||
2
X: 2
T: The Rope
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 G2|F3 G A2|D4 d2|c3 d e2|A4 G2|
F3 G A2|D4 F2|E6-|E2 A2 G2|
F3 G A2|D4 d2|c3 d e2|A4 G2|
F3 G F2|E3 F E2|D6-|D2 A2 d2||
f4 e2|d4 c2|d2 c2 B2|A6|
g4 f2|e4 d2|e6-|e2 d2 e2|
f4 e2|d4 c2|d2 c2 B2|A4 G2|
F3 G F2|E3 F E2|D6-|D2||
3
X: 3
T: The Rope
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 G2|"D" F3 G^GA|"D" D4 d2|"A" c3 d^de|"A" A4 G2|
"D" F3 G^GA|"D" D4 F2|"Em" E6-|"A" E2 A2 G2|
"D" F3 G^GA|"D" D4 d2|"A" c3 d^de|"A" A4 G2|
"D" F3 G F2|"A" E3 F E2|"D" D6-|"D" D2 d2 e2||
"D" ff f2 e2|"D" dd d2 c2|"G" d2 c2 B2|"D" A4 f2|
"Em" g4 f2|"E7" e4 d2|"A" ce-e4-|"A" e2 d2 e2|
"D" ff f2 e2|"D" dd d2 c2|"G" d2 c2 B2|"D" A4 G2|
"D" F3 G F2|"A" E3 F E2|"D" D6-|"D" D2||

Three comments

The Rope

I believe that this tune is from Orkney (Scotland).

This version goes well on melodeon - if you have the kind that can do G# and D#.

However, there is a simpler version of the tune which doesn’t have the accidentals.

Ah, I see that Mr. Weejie has kindly posted the simpler version to which I referred … 🙂

… I prefer my version - though - (as I said) if you don’t have those accidentals available on your instrument, give X:2 a go.

X:3 - Same as X:1 - but with my own chord settings added.