T: Aiken Drum
D>E|:FF G/F/E/D/|B,2 D>B,|A,A, B,D|FE ED/E/|
FF G/F/E/D/|B,2 D>B,|A,A, B,C|D2 D>E:|
DE|:F>F ED|G>A BA/G/|FA FD|FE ED/E/|
FF G/F/E/D/|B,2 D>B,|A,A, B,C|D2 DE:|
Also known as The Rose Tree.
There are 4 recordings of this tune.
Aiken Drum has been added to 1 tune set.
Aiken Drum has been added to 4 tunebooks.
I like this one! Good polkas are always a find.
Thanks for Posting!
Galloway House is the name of a dance, for which the tune "Aitken Drum" is used. The tune posted here is called "Aitken Drum" or "Aiken Drum".
Interesting: recognise the tune as one that some friends play as part of a set in our local session. But the children’s song "Aiken Drum" has a somewhat different tune, in jig time.
Apologies for miss naming it! I had transcribed it off of a video online which had the name of this particular tune as "Galloway House". Thanks for letting me know!
I think the key of this tune is G major, not D major. Doesn’t change chords or notes or anything else.
This transcription is, as RannaC states, in G Major. The K line is incorrect. C sharps would be, well… interesting.
Thanks for pointing out that the key signature and notes aren’t correct for one another. Don’t know how I missed that.