Through The Gates barndance

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Through The Gates has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Through The Gates
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DE|E(F F)(F F) E DB,|A,B,DE F2A2|B(d d)(d d)B AF|AFEF E2 DE|
(F2 F)(F F) E DB,|A,B,DE F2A2|B(d d)(d d)B AF|AFEF D2:|
A2|:(B/c/d) d(d d)d (B/c/d)|ddBd efed|(B/c/d) d(d d)d (B/c/d)|dBAB AFED|
(B/c/d) d(d d)d (B/c/d)|ddBd efaf|edBd AFAB|dABd A2:|

Two comments

Through The Gates

A fantastic tune by Russ Barenberg that’s been played a few times recently at our session. It’s more common in the contra scene, but would love to see it be more common in tune sessions.

Re: Through The Gates

I’ve heard this paired with Ashoken Farewell, Ashoken played slowly, then Through the Gates gradually faster (but not too fast) after the last slightly held note of the Farewell. Also the B part was syncopated a little differently (if my ABC is correct):
B d(dd) d(ddd) d(dd) | d(dd) Bd efed|
Also, the last quarter note d in the first measure of the B part is tied over to the first quarter note d in the second measure. Don’t know how to do that in ABC.