The Stronsay waltz

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Stronsay has been added to 1 tune set.

The Stronsay has been added to 72 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Stronsay
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ed|:c3B cd|e2 c2 A2|d3c de|f2 a2 af|
e2 c2 B2|A2 B2 c2|B6-|B4 ed|
c3 B cd|e2 c2 A2|d3 c de|f2 a2 af|
e2 c2 A2|B4 e2|A6-|A4 e2:|
a3g af|e2 c2 A2|d3c de|f2 a2 af|
e2 c2 B2|A2 B2 c2|B6-|B4 e2|
|[1 a3g af|e2 c2 A2|d3c de|f2 a2 af|
e2 c2 A2|B4 e2|A6-|A4 e2:|
|[2 c3B cd|e2 c2 A2|d3c de|f2 a2 af|
e2 c2 A2|B4 e2|A6-|A6|]

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The Stronsay Waltz

An Orcadian waltz composed by Pye Chalmers, and popular in Scottish sessions.

James "Pyo" Chalmers lived at Seafield, Stronsay, and played the accordion. He was also known as the man who turned a lifeboat from the ship "The Athenia" (torpedoed off the coast of Ireland - the first British ship to be sunk) into a "boatie hoose" (more of a shed). Pyo (or Pye) later emigrated to the town of Mackay in Queensland.

A picture of Pyo and his sister, Eva in Australia:

http://pics.orkneycommunities.co.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/25330.jpg

"The first British ship to be sunk" - in WW2, that is.