Phillebelula all the Way
As requested by Dow. I would label it as either Hornpipe or Schottishe but as we all know ‘Barndance’ seems to be used to cover allsorts. One thing is for certain that it has dotted quavers throughout. Not ITM though as far as I know, but someone might have other ideas. I am not sure of its background but feel it could be either English (Northumbrian??) or perhaps Scottish. It was for many years ( and certainly when I started being involved with trad dance) the key tune for a country dance called ‘The Nottingham Swing’ being 16 bars in length the usual hornpipes were too long and so it tended to be put together with such tunes as: Keel Row, Kafoozalum & Nae Good Luck about the Hoose. The dance is what I refer to as being a ‘step-hop’ dance. No doubt this is where you come in ‘c’ with your wealthy background of info. I’m sure we will all be disappointed if you kept quite. Then again there might be those who……??!!
Incidentally Dow I would never consider this as a Morris tune.
‘c’ will probably say this is a fling. He reckons everything’s a fling.
Since it’s not a morris tune then that means I can play this and not lose street cred. Yay :-)
Thanks for posting.
Sorry I forgot to post my version as promised. It only differs from yours in the minute detail.
T: Phillebelula All The Way
R: fling or whatever
f>e|d>cd>B A2G>F|(3EEE F>G A2B>c|d>BA>B d>de>c|d6:|
d>e|f2f2 f2g>f|g>fe2 e4|d2d2 d2e>d|c>BA2 A2B>c|
(3ded (3cBA B>cd| (3ded (3cBA B>cd2|e2 (3efg a2 (3ABc|d6||
tha should be d2 at the end of B-part bar 5.
Haha I went all Scouse there. Woss da?
I’d call a measure of 7/8 to be quite a drastic difference, especially for the dancers…
Yeah yeah, smartarse :-)
Damn, I waited too long…
Too bad for those ‘others’… I did try to resist comment altogether… Anybody else watching ‘Lost’? Are they coming to get me next?
I’d call your sentence to be bad grammar :-D
You’re teeth are showing… Yeah, bad grammar, or as they say ~ it takes one to know one, eh? Now let go of my leg, those bite marks will show for weeks…
“Phillebelula All The Way” ~ back on topic?!
R: fling / schottische / barndance / country dance
|: (3gfe |
d>cd>B (3ABA (3AGF | (3EEE F>G (3AAA (3ABc | d>BA>B d2 e2 | .d2 .A2 .D2 :|
.f2 .f2 (3fff g>f | g>fe>^d e2- e>c | .d2 .d2 (3ddd e>d | (3cBA (3AAA A2- A>c |
(3ded (3cBA B>cd>A | (3ded (3cBA B>cd>f | (3eee (3ef^g a2 (3ABc | .d2 .d2 .d2 ||
I have played this in the past and also danced to it ~ but not a fling, a country dance, as mentioned by hetty. That said, I’m not sure that we didn’t have another name for it? Yes, it does at least belong to the same family of dances, root ‘highland schottische’, and being here is a good thing, filed under ‘barndance’, as that fits the country dance nature of it, and the basic steps used for such a tune, though if I remember right some of that stepping has been lost and it is mostly nowadays just hopped (skipped) to… Consequently the bouncy nature of the dance was reflected in the style of playing, some of which I’ve given in the transcript, as well as other places where triplets can happen. I remember it was taken at a nice relaxed tempo but that the bounce in it used to carry over into the musicians. It was a kick to play and fun to dance to as well. The tune does fit doing a fling to it, the steps as well as any of the several dance forms that accompany flings, couple to figure… The family tie is clear… ;-) So ~ what ‘others’? Am I on a hit list? ~ aside from the recent falling out with the ‘wizard of Oz’ and his minions… :-/
“The King of the Cannibal Islands” ~ single jig / slide ~ a relative
Key signature: Dmajor
Submitted on July 12th 2006 by ceolachan.
“Nottingham Swing” ~ the dance, courtesy of Webfeet
The complete picture?
There we are! we knew that you would put the finishing touches in ‘c’. Thanks for all that. we are lucky to have such good web-sites. Webfeet is brilliant as well and contains so much info.
I stopped using this tune many years ago but I think I will revive it along with the other tunes in the set. It will make a change to the ones I already use for ‘The Nottingham Swing’ which are: ‘Lord Moira’, ‘Maggie Pickens’, ‘Follow me down to Carlow’ & a little number called ‘The Mudgee Schottishe’ , which I pinched from a recording by a very well known English Revival band whose name I forget!!
"The Mudgee Schottische"?
It is fun keeping ahold of or getting back in touch with old standards. While others write off the likes of "Soldier’s Joy" and "The Keel Row" they are just so familiar, and, if you don’t take things too seriously, a hell of a lot of fun to play and to dance to too. Familiarity doesn’t breed conempt with me, as I equate it with understanding… With the older musicians I’ve known, they had a body of tunes they held onto and never let go of, old familiar friends, unaffected by whatever flow of fad might pass through the Internet of pub sessions, competitions and the latest recordings…