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Hmmm… I really don’t think the key is Adorian because of the F naturals which threw me off… Or am I right in choosing the current key as the actual key?
Looks to me like G Major. The last note is not a resolution, but just leads back into the repeat, where the tune resolves into G. The F naturals are just accidentals and aren’t as important to the key signature as the F sharps that occur elsewhere.
If you were to think about accompanying, I think you’d use mostly G Major chords, with a few very brief C Major chords and an F Major in the measures containing the F naturals.
I learnt the first line of this as c | GBBG GGcG | BGBd gdec | GBBG GGcG | A=FFA c2BA :|
I think it’s more commonly heard in this form. I suspect it’s original a pipe (GHB) tune originally in A mix, brought down to G for the fiddle.
I’m quite sure the piece is (here) in G mixolydian. Main chords are G and F with C as the "third chord." I’d agree with the guess that the original was a pope tune brought down from the written A mixolydian (which sounds closer to Bb mixolydian, but that’s another story isn’t it 🙂
This is in David Glen’s Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music, book 3 from the 19th c. the pipe setting goes:
T:Kissing is the best of a’
d|cAAc AAAd|cAAc aAed|cAAc AAAd|BGGB d2cB:|
c/d/e eg aefd|c/d/e eg a2ae|c/d/e eg aefd| BGGB d2 cB|
c/d/e eg aefd|c/d/e eg a2ea|faea daca|BGGB d2cB|]
Ben the Hoose
I have just spent the last couple of evenings transcribing the Hoose version of this tune. One day I might post it here…cracking tune on the fiddle and is going to be a favourite for a while!
Please do post it Rachael!
Watch this space
Thanks for the encouragement Tom…I will get round to it soon, promise! It may not be 100% "right" but close enough. Had it’s first airing this evening at a session and was great fun to play! 🙂
Ben the Hoose
Many thanks to BtH for the version I have just added. On their recording it goes like this…
The last part is a simplified E and goes into Tamlin.
It is a reel but played ONE two three ONE two three One two. Lovely!
If you pick up any glaring errors do let me know and I will edit my setting 🙂
Kiss Is Best Of All
A Scottish reel from the MacDonald - Skye Collection (1887)
Kiss Is Best Of All, X:2
MacDonald - Skye Collection (1887)
Kissing IsBest of A’
Did you look to see if this tune was already here?
You are right, how can i remove a tune?