Sweet Hesleyside waltz

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Sweet Hesleyside has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Sweet Hesleyside
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2|"D" d4 A2|F3 E D2|"G"c4 B2|G4 FG|
"D"A3 ^G A2|"A"B A3 G2|"D"F6-|"A"F4 Ac|
"D" d4 A2|F3 E D2|"G"c4 B2|G4 FG|
"D" A3 ^G A2|"A"B A3 C2|"D"D6-|D4 EF|
"G"G4 G2|"D"F4 F2|"A"E3 F GE|"D"F4 F2|
"E"E4 E2|F4 ^G2|"A"A6-|A2 B2 c2|
"D"d4 A2|F3 E D2|"G"c4 B2|G4 FG|
"D" A3 ^G A2|"A"c3 B c2|"D"d6-|d4 A2|

Four comments

Sweet Hesleyside

Fairly sure that this pretty, soulful waltz was written by Kathryn The Great. Tickell, that is.

Every version you hear is different, which is the nature of ( Northumbrian) piping. On her early album “On Kielderside”.

Re: Sweet Hesleyside

It’s been around a lot longer than Ms. Tickell. It is in the 1970 edition of the Northumbrian Pipers tunebook. No composer attributed. Usually played in G.

Re: Sweet Hesleyside

I think I first heard this on a Billy Pigg ( Northumbrian Pipes) album.

Re: Sweet Hesleyside

Kathryn Tickell writes that is is “attributed to Anty Charlton, a noted piper from Wark”

I think this may be the same as Anthony Charlton who in 1930 was elected a Vice-President of the Northumbrian Pipers’ Society, mentioned here: https://www.northumbrianpipers.org.uk/the-society/history/