The Orphan Boy waltz

The Orphan Boy has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Orphan Boy
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D GB |
d3 d d2 | d2 B2 d2 | e3 d BA | G4 D2 | G4 G2 | G2 F2 G2 | A6- | A3 G GB |
d3 c d2 | d3 G Bd | e3 d B2 | G4 AG | F4 A2 | E4 F2 | G6- | G3 :|
|: d gf |
e3 d BA | G3 D (3Bcd | e4 c2 | g3 f e2 | d3 G G2 | (3GAG (3FGF (3EFE | D6- | D3 D GB |
d3 G (3Bcd | d2 B2 d2 | e3 d B2 | G4 AG | F4 A2 | E4 F2 | G6- | G3 d gf |
e3 G cd | e3 c ge | e3 d BA | G3 g fe | d3 G G2 | (3GAG (3FGF (3EFE | D6- | D3 D GB |
d3 G (3Bcd | d2 B2 d2 | e3 d B2 | G4 AG | F4 A2 | E4 F2 | G6- | G3 ||
2
X: 2
T: The Orphan Boy
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d3 d d2 | d2 B2 d2 | e3 d BA | G4 D2 | G4 G2 | G2 F2 G2 | A6- | A3 G GB |
d3 c d2 | d3 G Bd | e3 d B2 | G4 AG | F4 A2 | E4 F2 | G6- | G3 :|
e3 d BA | G3 D (3Bcd | e4 c2 | g3 f e2 | d3 G G2 | (3GAG (3FGF (3EFE | D6- | D3 D GB |
d3 G (3Bcd | d2 B2 d2 | e3 d B2 | G4 AG | F4 A2 | E4 F2 | G6- | G3 d gf |
e3 G cd | e3 c ge | e3 d BA | G3 g fe | d3 G G2 | (3GAG (3FGF (3EFE | D6- | D3 D GB |
d3 G (3Bcd | d2 B2 d2 | e3 d B2 | G4 AG | F4 A2 | E4 F2 | G6- | G3 ||

Seven comments

This is a Scottish waltz that I learned from my Mam.

Sorry about the sheet music.I’ve edited the ABC to make it look more like a waltz.That’ll teach me to look at the sheet music instead of just listening to the midi.

Putting extra barlines in hasn’t solved the problem as your default note length is still 1/8. To make it look like a waltz on paper you’d have to add a "2" after each note. Anyway, we know what you mean 🙂

Sorry about that.I plead advancing senility.

Notation

The way this is notated, it looks far more like a jig with a 2 pulse structure. Is there a recording to see where the player puts the emphasis?

"The Orphan Boy" ~ hey, it’s from Dafydd’s mam after all ~

M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: G Major
|: D GB |
d3 d d2 | d2 B2 d2 | e3 d BA | G4 D2 | G4 G2 | G2 F2 G2 | A6- | A3 G GB |
d3 c d2 | d3 G Bd | e3 d B2 | G4 AG | F4 A2 | E4 F2 | G6- | G3 :|
|: d gf |
e3 d BA | G3 D (3Bcd | e4 c2 | g3 f e2 | d3 G G2 | (3GAG (3FGF (3EFE | D6- | D3 D GB |
d3 G (3Bcd | d2 B2 d2 | e3 d B2 | G4 AG | F4 A2 | E4 F2 | G6- | G3 d gf |
e3 G cd | e3 c ge | e3 d BA | G3 g fe | d3 G G2 | (3GAG (3FGF (3EFE | D6- | D3 D GB |
d3 G (3Bcd | d2 B2 d2 | e3 d B2 | G4 AG | F4 A2 | E4 F2 | G6- | G3 ||

A few alternate ways with it, but still pretty close to what I think you had in mind Dafydd. Did your mam sing it to you or did she play it on and instrument? Tell us a bit more, strike the sweet strings of our hearts, that is if we haven’t all gotten so jaded that the strings are shot…
😉

I’ve edited the abc and put Ceolachan’s in.Now there’s a man who knows what he’s doing.