One of James Hill’s best. For a different transcription and sound sample of some virtuosic playing, go here: http://www.rogermillington.com/tunetoc/locomotive_skeltonnf.html.
For a more pedestrian interpretation of the tune that would probably be closer to the original, listen to the last track of "The Wind In The Reeds": http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,1152551,00.html
A transcription of that version is below:
T: Locomotive, The
de|fedc dAFA|fedc dAFA|Bdgf edcd|(3efd (3cdB A2de|
fedc dAFA|fedc Bdga|ba^ga =geag|f2d2 d2:|
|:cd|edcd e2a2|fede f2a2|gfga bagf|(3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE|
DFAd fafd|gfga b2ag|(3fag (3fed (3cba (3gfe|f2d2 d2:|
I play the Quayside Hornpipe https://thesession.org/tunes/2740 after this one. They go well together.
That is a Big Tune. Thanks for that!
Dow how many tunes other than hornpipes did James Hill pen - I know there’s Blaydon flats but are there many more?
A northumbrian tunebook I got for christmas - Pete Loud’s Collection of Northumbrian Fiddle Tunes - has a section on james hill compositions and ALL of tunes in that section are hornpipes.
Sam - https://thesession.org/discussions/3050 for info on James Hill
The section in Pete Loud’s collection has flings and strathspeys too. He also wrote a jig called the Random Jig or Random Notes. He didn’t write Blaydon Flats.
ok thanks dow and zina