Sweedish Waulking Tune reel

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X: 1
T: Sweedish Waulking Tune
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B4 A2 G-F | .G2.G2 D4 | B4 A2 GA | BdBG A2D2 | d4 G2 AB |
cdcA .B2 BB | ABAG FDEF |1 G2 GG G2D2 :|2 G2 GG (ABcd) || e3-d cBcd |
e2 g2 ~f2 e2 | d3-c BABc | d2 f2 ~e2 d2 | c3-B AGFG |1 A2 AA A4 |
cB A2 cB A2 | B2 e2 d4 :|2 A2 AA A2 (E/2F/2G/2A/2) | ABAG FDEF | G2 GG G2 D2 ||

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Sweedish Waulking Tune

Sweedish Waulking/walking Tune, but I don’t think the name is it’s true name, so if anyone has heard this tune before or knows it by another name, please let me know! :) I suspect it may have lyrics, since it is a waulking tune.

Learned from Jessica Labello at the Saratoga springs HS fiddle club.

I’ve only ever found this tune online when searching through the depths of YouTube; I found two recordings of it, both of which were played on the dulcimer and were titled “sweedish Waulking Tune” as well, if that gives you any idea as to the feeling of the tune.

Played anywhere between 130 bps and 90 bps, feels slow

Re: Sweedish Waulking Tune

Interesting; it does sound like a Swedish "walking-tune", but I’m just curious why there are only three beats in the second bar. It being a walking tune doesn’t necessarily mean it needs lyrics. I know several Swedish walking-tunes without lyrics :).

Re: Sweedish Waulking Tune

Thanks for pointing that out! Those should be quarter notes :D

Re: Sweedish Waulking Tune

No problem :). Just one more question: is it intentional that you’re left hanging on an A at the end of the repeated second part, instead of a G like at the end of the first part?

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Do they do "waulking" in Sweden ? Just curious.

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It’s just a march……there are usually NOT lyrics to those tunes.

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Hm, interesting… I didn’t realise it was more than a misspelling or Scottish spelling (not the same thing) of "walking", and I interpreted the tune as a "walking-tune" or "gånglåt" in Swedish, which, as I said, it certainly sounds like (here’s a collection of Swedish walking-tunes on Folkwiki (a wiki dedicated to Swedish folk music) http://www.folkwiki.se/L%c3%a5ttyper/G%c3%a5ngl%c3%a5t for comparison). I’ve never heard of a similar practice like that of Scottish waulking in Sweden, with a group of women waulking wool together and with special tunes for it, but that said, it doesn’t mean that it couldn’t happen outside of my knowledge.

Re: Sweedish Waulking Tune

Nope, no "waulking" done in Sweden. I play lots of Swedish music, but unfortunately this tune is not familiar to me.

Re: Sweedish Waulking Tune

Ask fiddler David Kaynor - state of Massachusetts, USA - about this one. He has played it for more decades than he would probably care to admit. Just kidding, David!