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

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".

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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