Hommage à Elmer Briand waltz

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X: 1
T: Hommage à Elmer Briand
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: e ab |c'4 a2 | e4 c2 | A6 | A2 E2 C2 |
A,3 C E2 | A2 c3 a | g6 | g4 a2 |
f4 d2 | B4 A2 | G3 A GF | E4 GF |
[1 (3EFE G2 B2 | (3EFE (3GAG (3BcB | c2 cd cB | A3 :|
[2 E2 G3 B | e2 G2 B2 | A2 AB AG | A3 ||
|: E CB, |A,4 C2 | E4 A2 | c6 | c2 e2 A2 | c3 A e2 | c2 A3 c | B6 | B3 G FG |
E4 G2 | B4 c2 | d6 | d f3 a2 | g2 (3fgf e2 | d2 (3cdc B2 |[1 c2 cd c=c | c3 :|[2 A2 Aa ec | A3 |]
"variant"
|: e ab |c'4 a2 | e4 c2 | A6 | A2 E2 c2 | A3 c e2 | A2 c3 a | g6 | g4 a2 |
f4 d2 | B4 A2 | G3 A GF | E4 GF |
[1 (3EFE G2 B2 | (3EFE (3GAG (3BcB | c2 cd cB | A3 :|
[2 E2 G3 B | e2 G2 B2 | A2 AB AG | A3 ||
|: e cB |A4 c2 | e4 a2 | c6 | c2 e2 A2 | c3 A e2 | c2 A3 c | B6 | B3 G FG |
E4 G2 | B4 c2 | d6 | d f3 a2 | g2 (3fgf e2 | d2 (3cdc B2 |[1 c2 cd c=c | c3 :|[2 A2 Aa ec | A3 |]

Four comments

Did it again, second repeat, B-part, first bar, I left the ‘C’ in, but most of you will figure that out easily enough, the sudden "drop". As previously, the second repeat is for those who for whatever reason can’t extend their will below ‘D’…

This came naturally out of playing Elmer Briand’s composition "The Cheticamp Jig":

https://thesession.org/tunes/4670

I love it this way, as a waltz, wearing out the carpet with it. It has come different enough from the Jig, aside from just slowing things down and taking it in 3/4 time. It’s a sweet melody…

I just played the two in a set, waltz into jig ~ wow! I’ve got goose bumps…

Sorry dancers, improvise? ~ maybe for the change into jig time you could do some Cape Breton stepping, one of the jiggy couple dances, or The Seige of Ennis Lough Erne fasion, with the basket swing (‘little Christmas’) in the middle, those on the outside swing your opposite…