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 |\
|: G>d (3ddd e>cd>B | G>Bd>B A>FD<F |\

Four comments

The Highlandman (highland)

Rhythm: Highland
Source: Altan
Transcription: gmp

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 |]