The Highlandman strathspey

Also known as The Highland Man, The Highlandman Highland Fling.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Highlandman has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Highlandman
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
A2 A/A/A B/c/d ec|AB ce dB [GB]B|A2 A2 B/c/d eg|af ge dB [GB]B:|:
=cg ~g2 af ge|=ce ge dB GB|=cg ~g2 a/g/f gb|af ge dB [GB][B^G]:|
2
X: 2
T: The Highlandman
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
"A"A2 A/A/A "A"B/c/d ec|"F#m"AB ce "G"dB [GB]B|"A"A2 A2 "A"B/c/d eg|"F#m"af ge "Em"dB [GB]B|
"A"A2 A/A/A "A"B/c/d ec|"F#m"AB ce "G"dB [GB]B|"A"A2 A2 "A"B/c/d eg|"A"af ge "G"dB [GB]B|
"C"=cg ~g2 af ge|"F"=ce ge "G"dB GB|"C"=cg ~g2 a/g/f gb|"F"af ge "G" dB [GB]G|
"C"=cg ~g2 af ge|=ce ge "G"dB GB|"C"=cg ~g2 a/g/f gb|"D"af "E"ge dB "A"[GB][B^G]|
3
X: 3
T: The Highlandman
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: E2 (3EEE (3FGA B>G | (3EFG B>G A>DF<D |
E2 (3EEE (3FGA B>c | d>cd>B A>DF<D :|
|: G>d (3ddd e>cd>B | G>Bd>B A>FD<F |
[1 G>d (3ddd (3edc d>f | e>cd>B A>FD<A :|
[2 G>dc>d e>cd<G | d>cd>B A>DF<D |]

Four comments

Chords

Thought it might be an idea to post Gian Marco’s transcription with some chords. The stuff that ABC Mus churns out isn’t all that good, and this is a great little tune.

Thanks Gian Marco!


X: 1
T: Highlandman, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey
K: Amix
"A"A2 A/A/A "A"B/c/d ec|"F#m"AB ce "G"dB [GB]B|"A"A2 A2 "A"B/c/d eg|"F#m"af ge "Em"dB [GB]B|
"A"A2 A/A/A "A"B/c/d ec|"F#m"AB ce "G"dB [GB]B|"A"A2 A2 "A"B/c/d eg|"A"af ge "G"dB [GB]B|
"C"=cg ~g2 af ge|"F"=ce ge "G"dB GB|"C"=cg ~g2 a/g/f gb|"F"af ge "G" dB [GB]G|
"C"=cg ~g2 af ge|=ce ge "G"dB GB|"C"=cg ~g2 a/g/f gb|"D"af "E"ge dB "A"[GB][B^G]|

Sounds like?

the 2nd part sounds like this reel’s :
(Name forgotten, help!*)

cgge g2ge | cgge dBGB | cgge g2ga | bgaf gedB :|
(whose first part is something like: ceA2 A2ed cdec dBGB

*Will it help if I tell you I think Matt Molloy or Frankie Gavin recorded it?

"The Highland Man" - taken lower and Dorian

X: 3
T: Highland Man, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland fling
K: EDor
|: E2 (3EEE (3FGA B>G | (3EFG B>G A>DF<D |\
E2 (3EEE (3FGA B>c | d>cd>B A>DF<D :|
|: G>d (3ddd e>cd>B | G>Bd>B A>FD<F |\
[1 G>d (3ddd (3edc d>f | e>cd>B A>FD<A :|
[2 G>dc>d e>cd<G | d>cd>B A>DF<D |]