Whiskey Makes You A Lunatic strathspey

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Two settings

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X: 1
T: Whiskey Makes You A Lunatic
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
e<AA>G A>Bc<d|e<AA>c B2 A>G|e<AA>G A>Bc<d|e<dg>e d>GB<d:|
e2 e>g e<d d2|e<dg>e d>GB<d|e2 e>d e>fg<a|b<ag>e d>GB<d:|
2
X: 2
T: Whiskey Makes You A Lunatic
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
e<AA>^G A>Bc<d | e<AA>c B>^AB<d |
e>ae>g e<dB>d | e<dg>e d>GB<d |
2 (3efg (3fga g>fg<a | (3bag (3gfe d>GB<d ||

Six comments

Whiskey brings out ones uncommon-sense.

Whiskey Makes You A Lunatic

Sorry, it was written by me, a mediocre whistle and flute player from Japan. Well, I’m not alcoholic, though.

This simple, and not particularly impressive tune has a bit of history. A few months later when I picked up whistle, I and some other beginners whistle players composed a jig together with some support of the tutor. Then, I was tempted to do it by myself. Though I was actually trying to write a nice Em reel at first, the result was not happy one. After some struggles, I eventually gave up. But, my fingers still remembered the awkward melody even after a few months later, so I tried playing it as a strathspey and found it sounds much better. Then, I transposed it to the more common key for strathspey and tried some variations and adopt the best one.

The title came after the melody. I just remembered I was drinking Jameson a lot during my first visit to Ireland and some local drunkards in Galway warned me with that phrase. Well, it’s sometimes true.

As you see, I’m not a talented composer like Gian Marco, Will, or Dow, and haven’t tried to write another tune. This is the first and maybe the last one. It’s a bit awkward, but all the more it sounds traditional, I think.

I sometimes fancy Ashley MacIsaac will some day record this tune as a nameless traditional tune.

H.

Whiskey Makes You A Lunatic

Good tune.

"Whiskey Makes You a Lunatic" ~ some other ways with it

K: A Dorian
|: e<AA>^G A>Bc<d | e<AA>c B>^AB<d |
e<AA>G A2 (3Bcd | e<dg<e d>GB<d :|
|: e>ae>g e<dB>d | e<dg>e d>GB<d |
1 e2 (3efg e2 (3Bcd | e<d (3gfe d>G (3Bcd :|
2 (3efg (3fga g>fg<a | (3bag (3gfe d>GB<d ||

Forgive me ol’ friend… :-|

Good tune slainte and you’re right about the whisky.

Re: Whiskey Makes You A Lunatic

Fun little tune, Slainte! I’ll play it before reel A Deanadh Im, it goes nicely with that. I love strathspeys, they instantly get everyone’s attention and get the feet stomping!