This is my first post to "The Session", my new favorite website! Please feel free to let me know of any mistakes on my part; I’m new to "abc" format and ITM, so…
I heard Solas do this tune, and fell in love with it. I don’t have a Bozouki, so I play it on my mandola (CGDA) with a capo on the second fret. Or, if I only have my mandolin, I just play it in the key of D. Hope you like it.
This was written by Seamus Egan, I think. Great piece, although I think you’re notating some of the sixteenth notes as quarters. Good transcription, though.
A few changes in the transcription abc
I just learned this tune off the CD. I modified the abc a bit so that it shows as a tune with three parts, and a long third part with 20 bars. I also changed a number of the notes to correspond to what I heard on the CD. Great little tune!
T: Ballerina, The
|: Bcc Bec- | ccd edc | cBE GBA- | Ac/d/e fed |
| Bc/c/c Bec- | ccd edc | cBE GBA- |1Ac/d/e fed :|2 z G2 F2 ||
|: DFA dec- | ccd cAE | DFA def | edc cBA|
DFA dec- | c2d cBA | BEE BB/c/d |1 cBA dcA :|2 cBA Bce ||
|| fed fae- | e2d cBA | BEE BB/c/d | cBA Bce |
fed fae- | e2d cBA | BEE BB/c/d | cBA Bce
f2d fae- |e2d cBA | BEE BB/c/d | cBA Bce|
fed fae- | e2d cBA | EGA BG/E/E-| EdE cAB|EGA BG/E/E |
DFD CB,A,| EGA BG/E/E- | EdE cAB |GAB Bcd | cde def ||
And one more thing
The Ballerina Jig Ends on the first section of the tune, that is on the "A part".