The Applesauce Quickstep slide

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X: 1
T: The Applesauce Quickstep
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f2 g|a^ga bag afd AGA|B^AB e2 g B3- B2 e/d/|
c2 a a^ga c2 a a2 g|a^ga ba=g f3- f2 g|
a^ga b2 a afd A2 ^A|B^AB e2 g B3- B2 e/d/|
c2 a a^ga c2 a a2 a|gec ABc d3- d2||
F/G/|A2 d dcd A2 d d2 F|GFG B^AB E3- E2 e/d/|
c2 a a^ga c2 a a2 f|gec ABc dcB A^G=G|
F2 d dcd F2 d d2 F|GFG B^AB E2 B e2 d|
c2 a a^ga c2 a a2 a|c'c'/b/a gfe d3||
X: 2
T: The Applesauce Quickstep
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bc^c|d^cd edc dBG D_E=E|E^DE A2 =c E3 A2 G|
F2 d d^cd F2 d d2 d|1 d^cd ed=c B3-:|2 cAF DEF G3||
B/c/|d2 g gfg d2 g g2 B|cBc e^de A3- A2 G/E/|
F2 d d^cd F2 d d2 B|cAF DEF GFE D2 c|
B2 g gfg B2 g g2 B|cBc e^de A2 e a2 g|
f2 d d^cd f2 d d2 g|fed cBA G3||

Six comments

“The Applesauce Quickstep” C: ‘c’

It’s that time of year, and we’ve had two bags full of cooking apples from dear friends over the last month. We made and baked an lovely apple upside down cake, and the crunchy caramel topping was perfect. And I made a hell of a lot of applesauce, and that too was very tasty. But, with that much applesauce I had to find some other things to do with it rather than just on its own or as an accompaniment to meat. So, remembering a baked joy my dear mother used to make I decided to honour her recent passing again, this time with one of the lovely cakes she used to make, an applesauce coffee cake with a streusel topping. We enjoyed that again today with coffee. I also gave slices to our neighbours. What surprised me was that he, in his 80s, had never heard of applesauce before. I had to remove the nutty streusel from the top of the slice for his wife, she having problems with nuts. I’m glad to say that doesn’t include me.

I was back in the kitchen and as sometimes happens I got a little carried away and found myself doing some sean nos stepping and lilting this little ditty, also needing to warm up as we don’t heat the kitchen. Brrrrrrr! So, if the oven isn’t being used it’s cold and a bit of dancing takes the edge off the chill. The tune I found myself lilting came easy, though unusual. I looked but couldn’t find it anywhere, or anything related to it, so, here it is to share. It may evolve further over time, as will the remaining applesauce? 😉

Now I am going downstairs to try this out, but what I really want is some applesauce coffee cake!


If only there weren’t a whole ocean and so many miles between here and there… 😉

The ending has tended to go otherwise from where it took me originally:

~ | c2 a a^ga c2 a c’2 b | a^ga A2 c d3 |]

But, both work, and even together… 😉


That’s delightful - who knows what might turn when you get into the sauce.
Thanks - hope you and your friends enjoy the applesauce as much as we here, enjoy your dots.