Last Tango In Harris jig

Also known as The Last Tango In Harris.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

Last Tango In Harris has been added to 13 tune sets.

Last Tango In Harris has been added to 126 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Last Tango In Harris
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:B2A Bcd|c2A cde|~d3 def|e2d efg|
fdf ece|dBd cAc|Bdf fdf|1edc B2A:|2edc Bfe||
|:f2f fed|e2e edc|ded dcB|cde ede|
faf fed|e2e edc|B2f fdf|1edc Bfe:|2edc B2A||
|:B2A- ABB|c2A Bcc|d2c def|efe edc|
B2A- ABB|c2A Bcc|d2f fdf|edc B2A:|
|:Bad aBa|cae aca|daf ada|ead aca|
Bad aBa|cae aca|def fef|edc BBA:|

Seven comments

Last Tango In Harris

My transcription of this tune from "Beyond Words" (Niall Vallely). This jig was requested last month by Ben Miller. I think it was composed by R.S MacDonald.

The last 8 bars are awesome if you can play them, but I think it’s hard on the whistle/flute. Anyway I’m practicing and it’s getting easier. Try!

nice tune,really. nice post too.

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midi file

hello 🙂 the midi file seems to skip about between repeats it’s quite confusing! goes straight to 2nd time bar in b part then after once through the c part it goes back to the start…skips both the 1st and second time bars and goes to the b part again, skips the next two repeat bars and moves to c and d. it really is a maze in there!

Re: Last Tango In Harris

> …hello 🙂 the midi file seems to skip about between repeats…

It does the same when I play the ABC through my ABC editor/player (EasyABC).

In case any-one hasn’t clocked this one, it seems to be a common ‘problem’ in tunes with
repeats (particularly 1st and 2nd repeats) and multiple parts (A, B, C, etc.). It happens
because transcribers don’t put in the explicit start repeat symbols ( |: ). Human musicians
will accept this, realise what is meant, and play the tune accordingly. Computer programs
aren’t so forgiving - they need the explicit repeats in there, otherwise the program which
generates the sound file will get it wrong. Try this (I put in the explicit start repeat and,
to labour the point, part names):

X: 1
T: Last Tango In Harris
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
P:A
|: B2A Bcd|c2A cde|~d3 def|e2d efg|
fdf ece|dBd cAc|Bdf fdf|1edc B2A:|2edc Bfe||
P:B
|:f2f fed|e2e edc|ded dcB|cde ede|
faf fed|e2e edc|B2f fdf|1edc Bfe:|2edc B2A||
P:C
|:B2A- ABB|c2A Bcc|d2c def|efe edc|
B2A- ABB|c2A Bcc|d2f fdf|edc B2A:|
P:D
|:Bad aBa|cae aca|daf ada|ead aca|
Bad aBa|cae aca|def fef|edc BBA:|