T: Open The Door
AG|:F2 A2 AF A2|B2 d2 d2 ef|g2 f2 ed e2|df d2 dBAG|
F2 A2 AF A2|B2 d2 d2 ef|g2 f2 ed e2|d4 d4:|
fd f2 fd f2|e2 f2 g4|fd f2 fd f2|ec A2 A4|
fd f2 fd f2|e2 f2 g2 fg|a2 f2 ed e2|d4 d4:|
Also known as Open The Door March.
There are 7 recordings of this tune.
Open The Door has been added to 1 tune set.
Open The Door has been added to 18 tunebooks.
Another tune from the book ‘with Fife and Drum’ by Gary Hastings.
This tune is apparently one of the first to be learned by new Fifers.
A March, with a Hornpipe ‘bounce’ to it, to played at a dandering speed!
Tune No. 5, page 89.
A cracking version can be heard on John Kennedy’s excellent CD - ‘The Girls along the Road’:
This is also the first tune on the CD which accompanies Gary’s book - Recorded at Dunminning Orange Hall, near Cullybackey, Co. Antrim 2001.
the first three beats might be related to Clare’s Dragoons, another march: https://thesession.org/tunes/777