Tarantella slide

Tarantella has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Tarantella
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:FBc dcd edc d2 B|BB/c/d cBc e>dc d2 F|
[1 FBc dcd edc d2 B|Bcd cBc edc B3:|
[2 FBc dcd efg f2 F|Bcd c>Bc edc B3||
|:b2 b f2 f b^ab f2 d|dd/e/f g2 g bb/a/g f2 d|
def e2 c cde d2 B|1 B/c/dB c^Ac edc B3:|2 B/c/dB c^Bc edc =B3||
2
X: 2
T: Tarantella
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|:EAB cBc dcB c3|ABc BAB dcB c3|
EAB cBc dcB c3|ABc BAB dcB A3:|
|:a2 a e2 e a2 a e3|ede f3 fgf e3|
cde d3 Bcd c3|ABc BAB dcB A3:|

Thirteen comments

This is a link back to Jocklet’s contribution. These two tunes have something in common, as is shared by several ‘Tarantella’ I’ve heard, the second part in the one above and the first part in the following:

https://thesession.org/tunes/2721

I’m not sure where I got this one, possibly touring in France, or having danced it. I’ve learned about half a dozen Tarantella from varions areas over a long stretch, Italian mazurkas too… I’m sure it has changed in my hands and as transcribed.

Screw-up, the that final ‘B’ should read ‘=B’, and the ABCs are not updated for that.

What is wrong with my eyes and head and ears - the ABCs are ‘NOW’ updated (the ‘not’ was another screw-up)… You’ll find the missed 2nd ending, lost in the cut and paste, in the ABCs.

Man, I need to find more Italian type tunes that you speak of, Ceolachan! Where do you find them? And thanks for the emails =P

Cheers,
Armand

Tarantella

Good tune.

I quite like Tarantellas!!
Tarrantella

I’ve dug up a simpler relative online, key of C:

T:Tarantelle
R:Circle
N:Répertoire du groupe Champenois Tagafolk
O:France
M:12/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=130
K:C
|:EAB cBc dcB c3|ABc BAB dcB c3|
EAB cBc dcB c3|ABc BAB dcB A3:|
|:a2a e2e a2a e3| ede f3 fgf e3|
cde d3 Bcd c3|ABc BAB dcB A3:|

Tarentella

Tarentellas come from SAicily or Southern Italy. Gow has a home-brewed Scotish version from the late 1700s which is calledthe Tarantulla.Itsa Gm tarantella and enormousfun. Angelsof the North use it with Cut the File, a strange Northumbrian jig from the same era that is on Kathryn Tickell’sfirst album..

Other Tarantella on site here:

Tarantella
Key signature: Aminor
Submitted on August 29th 2003 by dafydd. (formerly ‘jocklet’)
https://thesession.org/tunes/2721

Tarantella
Key signature: Aminor
Submitted on October 18th 2004 by gian marco.
https://thesession.org/tunes/3721

Tarantella
Key signature: Gmajor
Submitted on March 19th 2005 by triplewhiskey.
https://thesession.org/tunes/4330

Tarantella Di Masaniello
Key signature: Aminor
Submitted on November 30th 2005 by gian marco.
https://thesession.org/tunes/5259