Frankenstein reel

Also known as Frankenstein’s.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Frankenstein has been added to 32 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Frankenstein
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:E2BE GBEG|BEGB AGFE|D2AG FADF|ADFA BAGF|
E2BE GBEG|BEGA B3^c|d2^cd B2AF|GBFG E4:|
|:Beef e3f|g2fg edB^c|dA~A2 eA~A2|f2fe d^cBA|
Beef e3f|g2fg edB^c|d2^cd B2AF|GBFG E4:|
2
X: 2
T: Frankenstein
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:E2BE GBEG|BEGB AGFE|D2AG FADF|ADFA BAGF|
E2BE GBEG|BEGA B3c|d2cd B2AF|GBFG E4:|
|:Beef e3f|g2fg edBc|dA~A2 eA~A2|f2fe dcBA|
Beef e3f|g2fg edBc|d2cd B2AF|GBFG E4:|

Ten comments

Frankenstein

I can’t find anything like it in the tunes database, so I’ve popped it in.
The tune came from an abortive attempt at learning "Mayor Harrison’s Fedora", and is called Frankenstein because it’s made of odd bits bolted together through the neck!

Frankenstein

no horror - *very* pleasant tune!
I’ve learnt it from sheet imediately, it sounds familiar, but not known …

I think it is in fact in Edorian, not minor, much easier to read, see :

X: 1
T: Frankenstein
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Edor
|:E2BE GBEG|BEGB AGFE|D2AG FADF|ADFA BAGF|
E2BE GBEG|BEGA B3c|d2cd B2AF|GBFG E4:|
|:Beef e3f|g2fg edBc|dA~A2 eA~A2|f2fe dcBA|
Beef e3f|g2fg edBc|d2cd B2AF|GBFG E4:|

The last bar of each part can be played
GBAG F~E3
to make it a bit more traditional
On the other hand the start of the first part can be played with another rythm as
E2 B EGB EG|B EGB AGFE|
to give it a more modern touch 🙂

Great Tune!

I’ll have to look up what dorian means - I thought she was the posh one from "Birds of a feather"!
I put it in Eminor cause that’s the main chord the guitar player opposite me used when I played it in session!

Frankenstein

The tune has now got into the trad folk evolutionary process and as it is played by my band now. So the ultimative best last bar of each part was found :
GBAF G~E3

Slainte

Just listened to the CD, it sounds great!