Hamish Henderson’s Refusal strathspey

By Brian McNeill

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Hamish Henderson's Refusal has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Hamish Henderson's Refusal
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|:D2 C>D A,2 A,>G,|A,<D E>F D3E|F>C F<A (3GAB A>G|A<d d>e ^c3A|
d>e f<a e<c c>A|(3Bcd A>F E3 F|D2 C>D A,2 A,>G,|A,<D E>F D4:|
|:E2 E>D E<c c2|(3BAG A>B A<d d>e|f>e (3fga a>g f<e|f>e e<d e3A|
B>A (3GAB B<d d2|F<d d>F E3 F|D2 C>D A,2 A,>G,|A,<D E>F D4:|
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X: 2
T: Hamish Henderson's Refusal
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|:D2 C>D A,2 A,>G,|A,<D E>F D3-D/E/|F>C F>A (3GAB A>G|A<d d>e ^c3-c/A/|
d>e f<a e<c c>A|(3Bcd A>F E3 F/E/|D2 C>D A,2 A,>G,|A,<D E>F D3-D/D/:|
|:E2 E>D E<c c2|(3BAG A>B d2 d>e|f>e (3fga a>g g>f|f>e e<d e3-e/A/|
B>A (3GAB A<d d2|F<d d<F E3 F/E/|D2 C>D A,2 A,>G,|1 A,<D E>F D3- D/D/:|2 A,<D E>F D4||
# Added by DaveF .
3
X: 3
T: Hamish Henderson's Refusal
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:B2 A>B F2 F>E|F<B c>d B3-B/c/|d>A d>f (3efg f>e|f<B B>c ^A3-A/F/|
B>c d<f c<A A>F|(3GAB F>D c3 d/c/|B2 A>B F2 F>E|F<B c>d B3-B/B/:|
|:c2 c>B c<A A2|(3GFE F>G B2 B>c|d>c (3def f>e e>d|d>c c<B c3-c/F/|
G>F (3EFG F<B B2|D<B B<D c3 d/c/|B2 A>B F2 F>E|1 F<B c>d B3-B/B/:|2 F<B c>d B4||
# Added by DaveF .

Five comments

Re: Hamish Henderson’s Refusal

Nobody know the story behind the title ?

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Re: Hamish Henderson’s Refusal

@Kenny, according to the Scottish Country Dance Database

Hamish Henderson 1919 - 2002 A poet, songwriter and leader of the Scottish folk revival.
[…]
Henderson held several honorary degrees and after his retirement became an honorary fellow of the School of Scottish Studies. In 1983 he refused an OBE in protest against the nuclear arms policy of the Thatcher government.

https://my.strathspey.org/dd/dance/8676/

Interesting story indeed!

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