T: The Lake Shore
A|:DED DEG|AdB =cAG|EGG EGG|EGE GED|
DED DEG|AdB =cAG|EGG EAG|1 EDC D2A:|2 EDC Dde||
fdd cde|fdd d2e|fdd e2d|cAA Ade|
fed edc|AdB =cAG|EGG EAG|1 EDC Dde:|2 EDC D2||
Also known as Connie The Soldier.
There are 5 recordings of this tune.
The Lake Shore has been added to 1 tune set.
The Lake Shore has been added to 20 tunebooks.
This version of the tune I transcribed from the playing of Charlie Piggott, Miriam Collins And Joe Corcoran from their album ‘The Lonely Stranded Band’, which came out 2003-ish.
I’m quite surprised that no-one’s submitted these ABCs - it seems to me to be a simple but attractive tune.
I am not a technical anorak, but if I spotted it right, it seems to start in C Lydian mode, jump to D major after the turn, and goes back to C Lydian halfway through the B music. Nice effect often found in Irish jigs. Jack Gilder, you helped me out with mode identification for ‘Aherne’s Egg’. Anyone got any ideas how to classify this one? If it matters, which it doesn’t…
I would say it starts in Dmix.
In the b-part Cnat can be played instaed of the sharp ones, so its more mixolydian than major
Anyway it is a nice tune
This is yet another variant of “Connie the Soldier”: https://thesession.org/tunes/373 I think Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn recorded a very similar version on their duet album.
A short but tasty sound clip of Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn’s duet: http://www.reeltrad.com/connie.mp3 A bit different.
From Reel Trad website: http://www.reeltrad.com/reeltradalbum.html
They’re playing the first bar as |DEG ABA| not |DED DEG|
Go to Slainte’s link above for some transcriptions of different settings
Another version here https://thesession.org/tunes/11505
And another here https://thesession.org/tunes/8445