23 barndance

23 has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: 23
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
g6 g2|g6 f2|g6 Hd2|g6 g2|g5 f2|g6 Hd2|g6 g2|g2 a2 b2 a2|g2 f2 Hg2 Hd2|
g2 g2 g2 ab|g2 ag fe d2|e2 dB A2 HB2|AG AG ED E2|D2 F/E/F/E/ FD G2|{B}G2 G6||
2
X: 2
T: 23
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
M:3/4
g4 g2|g4 f2|g6|d6|g4 g2|g4 f2|g6|d6|g6|g4 a2|b4 a2|g4 f2|g6|Hd6:|
G6|G2 A2 B2|c2 AG F2|G6|(3FED (3EDC HD2|C2 B,4|G4 AB|
(3ABA G4|F2 G4||

Three comments

23

Starts off by sounding like “Babe I’m going to leave you” (USA) but goes off at a tangent. Written out solely from music notation and possibly mistakes made. Not sure where it came from!

Re: 23

Admit to this being my (very first tune, hence name). Without my keyboard I haven’t got it right -always used to play it by ear. I’ve no memory of how it got into my head, just by fiddling round on the piano. I played it to death at home and my Mum got BORED with it.

23, X:2

x:2 in waltz time so time sig 4/4 doesn’t fit. 2nd part tune has strayed a bit, because I forgot how to put in a high C in abc notation. Q. interesting to look back at an old tune and see different ways of scoring it, and whether they work OK.