Otterburn Tower march

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Otterburn Tower has been added to 2 tune sets.

Otterburn Tower has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Otterburn Tower
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GE|"G"D2G2 cBAG|"G"d2G2 B3d|"C"e3g edcB|"Am"e2A2 A2GE|
"G"D2G2 cBAG|"G"d2G2 Bcd2|"C"efg2 d3c|"G"B2G2 G2:|
ga|"G"b2g2 "D"a2f2|"G"gfed g3d|"C"efge edcB|"Am"e2A2 A2ga|
"G"b2g2 a2f2|"G"gfed g3d|"C"efg2 d2c2|"G"B2G2 G2ga|
"G"b3g "D"a3f|"G"gfed g3d|"C"efg2 d2c2|"G"e2A2 A2GF|
"G"D2B2 cBAG|"G"d2G2 Bcd2|"C"efg2 d3c|"G"B2G2 G2||
2
X: 2
T: Otterburn Tower
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GE|D2G2 cBAG|d2G2 B2d2|e3g edcB|e2A2 AcBA|
D2G2 cBAG|d2G2 B2d2|efg2 d3c|B2G2 G2:|
ga|b2g2 a2f2|gfed g3d|efge edcB|e2A2 A2ga|
b2g2 a2f2|gfed g3d|efge d3c|B2G2 G2ga|
b3g a3f|gfed g3d|efge edcB|e2A2 AcBA|
D2G2 cBAG|d2G2 B2d2|efg2 d3c|B2G2 G2||

Three comments

Otterburn Tower

A traditional Northumbrian rant recorded by the Andy may Bandon "Just a Second". This tune does not appear to have been published in abc before.

Re: Otterburn Tower

Hi All,

I’ve just come across this great march (as it was played by Andy May, I feel ashamed to admit this). However, having not heard And’s version, I feel the tune as shown, must have some errors in it.
5th line, 3rd bar: the last crotchet should surely be a B, not a C and in the 5th line, 4th bar: the last two quavers should read G E and not G F. In the 6th line, 2nd bar: the second crotchet should be a G and not a B in order to match the initial phrase.

I hope this is agreeable to all.

Peter Dunn.

Otterburn Tower, X:2

Well, Peter, this second setting is how it is played, first time through, by the Andy May Trio on Just a Second, so it kind of fits with what you suggest.