Yes, you could write it out in 6/8, but I find myself swinging it like a slide, even though melodically it does sometimes seem to disagree with me. However you take it, it’s a rollickingly good time, at least I have a good time with it… 🙂
You could also be more ‘dainty’ with it and take it at a nice meditative ‘country dance’ and nod to your partner till you’re in a neckbrace pace too ~ which can also be fun, if you don’t take it too seriously…
We have a fair collection of ‘Blackbirds’ on site here, but this one doesn’t seem to be accounted for online or in a collection anywhere I’ve checked? ~ not yet anyway…
ABC correction made, a high ‘b’ in a run that slipped through in the second A Major take, A-part, last measure:
~ | e2 A GA/B/c B3- B2 :|
"Y Deryn Du" / "The Blackbird" / "The Black Bird"
Y = the ~ "uh"
Deryn (aderyn) = bird ~ "darrre - in"
Du = black ~ "dee"
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