Donalbane strathspey

Also known as Donalbane’s, Donald Bane, Donald Bane’s.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Donalbane has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Donalbane
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:(3fga|(3eee e>d c>de>c|A<ec>e (3faf e>a|
e>e (3eef e>dc<e|(3BBB c>e f2:|
|:(3efg|a>ga>f e<cA>g|a>ga>e f2 (3efg|
[1 a>ga>f e<dc<e|(3BBB c>e f2:|
[2 a2 g>e (3faf e>c|(3BBB c>e f2||
2
X: 2
T: Donalbane
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A>d|A2 A>G F>GA<F|D>AF<A (3BBB A>d|(3AAA (3AAB A>G F2|(3EEE F>A B2:|
|:A>c|d>cd>B A>F D2|d>cd>B A2 (3ABc|1 d>c d2 A>F D2|
E2 F>A B2:|2 d>fB>d A>dF>D|(3EEE F>A B2||

Three comments

“Donalbane” / “Donald Bane”

Damn, the sticky paper didn’t work. I decided to leave this blank for 24 hours, half in hopes that it would draw our a few folks to give me a tongue lashing for leaving it blank, but nothing happened.

Anyway, I like this one, and it works well as you might suspect, as a highland fling, being 16 measures and having a second ending. Here follows the air in other keys and with some differences…

K: G Major
|: d<g |
d2 d>c B>cd>B | G>d (3BcD (3eee d<g |
(3ddd (3ddd d>cB<d | (3ABA (3Bcd e2 :|
|: d<f |
g2 (3gfe d>BG>d | g2 g>d e>gd<f |
1 g2 g>e d>c (3Bcd | (3ABA (3Bcd e2 :|
2 (3ggg (3fff (3eee (3ddd | (3AAA B<d e2 ||

K: D Major
|: A>d |
A2 A>G F>GA<F | D>AF<A (3BBB A>d |
(3AAA (3AAB A>G F2 | (3EEE F>A B2 :|
|: A>c |
d>cd>B A>F D2 | d>cd>B A2 (3ABc |
1 d>c d2 A>F D2 | E2 F>A B2 :|
2 d>fB>d A>dF>D | (3EEE F>A B2 ||

I’ve more stuff I’ve been sitting on for the last 24 hours, including a bit of history and even a dance… Once I get off my ass I’ll include them here. I was sure that Dow or Kenny would make comment, but I was wrong… Maybe I should have waited till the end of the week? 😉