The Pneumatic Drills jig

By Ewen Henderson

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Pneumatic Drills has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: The Pneumatic Drills
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dBA ABd|afe edf|edB B2A|GdB BAe|
dBA ABd|afe edf|edB GdB|1 Afe d2e:|2 Afe d2f||
afe edB|efd edB|GdB eGd|GdB BAf|
afe edB|efd edB|GdB eGd|Afe d2e|
afe edB|efd edB|GdB eGd|GdB BAe|
dBA ABd|afe edf|edB GdB|Afe d3||
|:~B3 B2A|Bde edf|afe edB|Gfe edA|
~B3 B2A|Bde edf|afe edB|1 Afe d2A:|2 Afe de/f/g||
|:~a3 fed|eAA ABd|fga fed|Ged BAG|
[1 ~a3 fed|eAA ABd|gfe GdB|Afe d2f:|
[2 ABd dBA|fdA adA|fga fed|Afe d3||
# Added by DaveF .

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The Pneumatic Drills

Written by Ewen Henderson. From the playing of the Battlefield Band on their album "Enough Room for All". Track 2.3.

The sleeve notes say: "The Pneumatic Drills is a jig Ewen composed to honour the Glasgow based band in which he played with his friends when he was not travelling".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPlr8rsHalM


On the recording, they play the tune twice and then they play a variation that I’m considering to be parts C an D. Ewen does the same on his album Steall.

The structure would be (including repeats):
2x(AB) CD

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