The Anderson Family Fling strathspey

Also known as The Anderson Family’s Highland Fling.

The Anderson Family Fling has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Anderson Family Fling
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d>c |B<GB>d g>fe>d | e<cd>B A2 d>c |\
B2 (3Bcd g>fe>d | (3efg f>a g2- :|
g>a |b>g (3agf g>fe<d | e>cd>B (3ABA (3fga |\
b2 a>f g<fe<d | e>gf>a g<fg>a |
b>g (3gfg a>f (3fgf | g>ef>d e>cB<A |\
(3BAG (3Bcd g2 e<d | e>gf<a g2 |]
X: 2
T: The Anderson Family Fling
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d>c |B2 (3GBd g2 (3fed | e>cd<B A2 d>c |\
B2 (3B^cd g2- g>d | e>g (3fga g2- :|
g>a |b2 (3agf g>fe<d | e<cd>B A2 (3fga |\
b2. a2. g<fe<d | e2 (3fga g2- g>a |
b>gd>g a>fd>f | g>ef>d e2 (3cBA |\
(3BAG (3 B^cd g>de<d | e>g (3fga g2 |]
X: 3
T: The Anderson Family Fling
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d2 |B<GB>d g2 e>d | e<^cd>B A2 d>=c |\
B2 (3B^cd g>fe>d | (3efg f>a g2 :|
a2 |b>g (3agf g2 e<d | e<^cd>B A>fg<a |\
b2 a>f g2 (3fed | e>gf>a g<fg>a |
b>g (3ggg a>f (3fff | g>e (3eee (3cdc (3cBA |\
B2 (3Bcd g2 (3fed | e>gf<a g2 |]
X: 4
T: The Anderson Family Fling
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D2 FA | dc BA | ~ and one of the several ways I play it:
|: F>D F/G/A | d/e/d/c/ BA | B ~ & in G ~ |: B>G B/c/d | g/a/g/f/ ed | e ~
X: 5
T: The Anderson Family Fling
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: DF AF/A/ | dc Bc | EF ~
|: D2 FA | dc BA | BE ~
|: G>A Bd | gf ed |eA ~
|: G>A Bd | gf ed | eA ~

Eleven comments

“The Anderson Family Fling”

I had considered naming it "Title Pending" but was told by the big ‘J’ that my only option was "Gan Ainm". This came easy, which had me in doubt as to its origins, but it was put together with a certain twosome in mind, a father and son team who squeeze together. So, with that in mind it is designed to be an easy squeeze for tina players, and offering tons of possibilities for variation and ornamentation without any need for any difficult cross fingerings…

The tough thing about naming something after someone is the thought that they might feel some obligation to play a tune they might actually think is cack. Well guys, no obligation, but if it is cack, keep it to your self. My ego is too fragile to take too much direct criticism of my small efforts and this offering. Hey, the intention is good, but I know that one about good intentions, so don’t remind me…

It would be nice if you liked it though ~ ;-)

Oh yeah ~ and opportunities for drones too…

I really like it ‘c’!
Have you tried sharpening the 1st ‘c’s in bar 2 of both parts? |e^cdB A2d=c| and in other bars too |BG (3B^cd gfed|
Flings are my favourite type of tune.

“The Anderson Family Fling” ~ using the ^c more sparingly

~ plus just a few other ways with it:

K: G Major
|: d>c |
B2 (3GBd g2 (3fed | e>cd<B A2 d>c |
B2 (3B^cd g2- g>d | e>g (3fga g2- :|
g>a |
b2 (3agf g>fe<d | e<cd>B A2 (3fga |
b2. a2. g<fe<d | e2 (3fga g2- g>a |
b>gd>g a>fd>f | g>ef>d e2 (3cBA |
(3BAG (3 B^cd g>de<d | e>g (3fga g2 ||

“The Anderson Family Fling” ~ ^c & a bit more

K: G Major
|: d2 |
B<GB>d g2 e>d | e<^cd>B A2 d>=c |
B2 (3B^cd g>fe>d | (3efg f>a g2 :|
a2 |
b>g (3agf g2 e<d | e<^cd>B A>fg<a |
b2 a>f g2 (3fed | e>gf>a g<fg>a |
b>g (3ggg a>f (3fff | g>e (3eee (3cdc (3cBA |
B2 (3Bcd g2 (3fed | e>gf<a g2 ||

I know, maybe I should have done that in another key ~ ;-)

B>G (3B^cd g>d (3fed | e2. f2. g2. ||

Sorry, I missed the last ^c in the version just previous… But as I’m repeating, I may as well give some other possible variations…

Nice and simple. I don’t actually have any flings in my repoitoire so I might up the antee on them.

Inconsequential? ~ Observation is a consequence in itself. I like consequentiality… ;-) Yes, I play that polka and have for ages, the first two measures:

|: D2 FA | dc BA | ~ and one of the several ways I play it:

|: F>D F/G/A | d/e/d/c/ BA | B ~ & in G ~ |: B>G B/c/d | g/a/g/f/ ed | e ~

Yup! your right ‘kitchen-utensil’… The mind works in mysterious ways…

& all of those second cousins for a family reunion:

"The Newmarket Polka"
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on October 15th 2001 by J?Fr?/a>.
https://thesession.org/tunes/330

|: DF AF/A/ | dc Bc | EF ~

"Cathy’s Favourite" / "Kevin’s #1" ~ polka
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on February 2nd 2002 by Mad Baloney.
https://thesession.org/tunes/531

|: D2 FA | dc BA | BE ~

"The Ballydesmond Polka #3"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on February 5th 2003 by Bannerman.
https://thesession.org/tunes/1410

|: G>A Bd | gf ed |eA ~

"Shoe The Donkey" / "The Kerry #1" ~ Polka
Key signature: G Major
https://thesession.org/tunes/3724

|: G>A Bd | gf ed | eA ~

Got to this tune rather late - not generally a fan of Flings but this one goes well and has a nice comfortable familiar feel to it. And I mean that in the nicest possible way!