Dick Glasgow’s Toupé strathspey

Also known as The Ballinahulla Highland Fling, The Ptarmigan Highland, The Ptarmigan’s Fling.

Dick Glasgow's Toupé has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Dick Glasgow's Toupé
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D>GG>B d>e g2 | d>GG>B c>A (3FGA |
D>G (3GGG (3def g2 | d>B (3cBA B>GE>G :|
|: d>gg>d e>gd>B | g>d (3Bcd c>AF>A |
[1 d>g (3ggg (3efg d2 | B>dd>B c>A (3FGA :|
[2 .B2 .c2 (3def g2 | d>B (3GAB (3cBA F>A ||

Six comments

"The Ptarmigan Highland Fling" ~ that’s it for awhile

Now I have to earn this abuse by submitting some of those old tunes I’ve been working on here. This is further on from the following:

"Farewell To Ballinahulla"
Submitted on July 19th 2006 by Ptarmigan.

"Dick Glasgow’s Toupé" ~ seeking a more dastardly name for it

I can imagine folks approaching the poor man and yanking his hair ~ "Is that a toupé? Who’s your rug maker?" 😉

That’s not so funny. I did have an acquaintance who felt the need to wear a rug. Though it was obvious, he was quite sensitive about it. You didn’t mention it, even if it fell off during music making, at home or in concert… I have to say, it was damned hard choking the laughter back…

Alright gang, dinners on ~ Arbroth smokies, Cornish blue cheese, etc., and a Suffolk stout ~ the wife is away ~ bring your instruments and any other brew you fancy and we’ll make some noise…

All for a Slide/Jig/Hop Jig/Single Jig!

Shoot! I’ll have to throw my trusty Toupee away now! - & I was very fond of that old rug too! Och well, I guess I’ll just have to face the World - Au naturale …………….now there’s a scary thought!

Anyway, for what it’s worth, ( I know - not much! ) here’s my modified version of this Strathspey, {humble apologies to any Scots musicians who find this! }:

X: 1
T: Farewell To Ballinahulla
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland fling
K: Gmaj
D>G/G>B/ d>e/g2|d>B/G>B/ c>AF/A2|
D>G/G>B/ d>e/g2|d>B/c>A/ B/G2G4:||
g>f/g>d/ e/g>d4|g>dB/d> c/A>F/A>|
g>f/g>d/ e/g>d2c|B/d>c/A B/G> G4|
g>f/g>d/ e/g>d4|D>GB/d> c/A>F/A>|
gbe/g> d/g>B>c|D>F/A>c/ B/G>G4|

"The Ballinahulla Highland" ~ the above minus the slashings

T: Farewell To Ballinahulla
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland fling
K: G Major
D>GG>B d>e g2 | d>BG>B c>AF<A |
D>GG>B (3dfe g2 | d>Bc>A B<G G2 :|
g>fg>d e<g d2 | g>dB<d c>AF<A |
g>fg>d e<gd>c | B<dc>A B<G G2 |
g>fg>d e<g d2 | D>GB<d c<AF<A |
g<be>g d<gB>c | D>FA>c B<G G2 ||

# Posted on July 23rd 2006 by Ptarmigan