The Singing Blackbird reel

The Singing Blackbird has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Singing Blackbird
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
f2de fgfa|fefd B2de|f2ed deed|cecA B3d|
B2Bc dBAd|f2de fafe|fAfe B2de|cedc (3BBB B2|]
# Added by fiel .

Four comments

What I like about this tune is how it reminds me of a blackbird singing - not many tunes have that effect (now there’s a thought for a discussion thread …). If this is a first attempt then I think there’s some promise here.
I feel, though, that the key of the tune is more Bmin than Dmaj - it ends on B, not that it matters as far as the sheetmusic is concerned because both keys share the same key signature (2 #s), but it’s easy enough to change the key in the ABC file for the sake of the database records!

Is it a Traditional tune?

This tune was made…

…a late night when I was fingering my mandolin because I was too tired to do it on my fiddle; then this happened.

Trevor: Thank you very much for your comments

Gian Marco: I believe it was created as a reel, it might be played as a hornpipe? Anyway, if it is Traditional or not I don’t know. I suppose time (anong other things) will show if at tune is traditional. Doesn’t it?

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New title

Trevor: I have now changed the name of the tune so it will not appear on any list of recordings. 😉

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