J.O. Forbes, Esq. Of Corse strathspey

Also known as J.O.Forbes Esq. Of Corse.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

J.O. Forbes, Esq. Of Corse has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: J.O. Forbes, Esq. Of Corse
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
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A>c F3/2A/4A/4 B>d G>B|A<c a3/2g/4e/4 f2-f>e|d>f c>f B>f A<f|A>F {F}G<E F2 F>b|
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(3c3/2f/2g a3/2g/4e/4 f2-f3/2b/4b/4|a3/2(3b/4c'/4b/4 a3/2f/4d/4 f>b d'>c|f>a c'>c e>g-(3gab|
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# Added by Moxhe .
X: 2
T: J.O. Forbes, Esq. Of Corse
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
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Five comments

J.O. Forbes, Esq. Of Corse

Here is a version (the one from The Boys of the Lough, to be found on “In the Tradition”) of this nice slow strathspey or pastoral air composed by Peter Milne which I played in the 1980s.
I’m not entirely sure this setting is 100% accurate to the recording because I unfortunately don’t find my LP… I just turned a take (score) I had done in the early 1980’s into an ABC. Anyway, I think this should be pretty close to the version recorded (in F major) by The Boys of the Lough. Enjoy !

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Re: J.O. Forbes, Esq. Of Corse

I’ve always thought that "In the Tradition" by The Boys of the Lough was an incredible album. There’s not a bad track on it. It includes great versions of the slow airs, For Ireland I’d Not Tell Her Name, and Dark Woman of the Glen. Give it a listen.

J.O. Forbes, Esq. Of Corse, X:2

D major version of this Scottish piece which is originally in E major

Re: J.O. Forbes, Esq. Of Corse

I first heard it played by Jerry Holland and was captivated by it. As Jerry played it I could not tell if it was a strathspey or an air. Jerry played it in its original key of E, but at the last measure of the A music he played a Dnat instead of D#. I asked him about that note and he grinned and said I just wanted to shake up the audience.
Of all the variations I"ve heard, his was the best.
Sylvia Miskoe, Concord NH USA

Re: J.O. Forbes, Esq. Of Corse

Sylvia, thank you for your comment. Have you heard Cathal McConnell’s version? I will have to find a video of the rendition you speak of.

Morgan