Helen Of Kirkconnel barndance

Also known as Fair Helen Of Kirkconnel.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Helen Of Kirkconnel has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Helen Of Kirkconnel
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DD E| (F4 F3) (G/F/)| (E6G F)| D6 E D-| D4- D AB d|
e6 c d-| (d4 d) (ABA)| A6 B A-|A4- A FD E|
(F4 F3) (G/F/)| (E6G F)|D6 E D-| D6 (AB)|
(B4 B3) E|(F3 G/F/) E2 D2| D8| z4 z||
X: 2
T: Helen Of Kirkconnel
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|Ad2d-d3f|gf2A-A3A|B2dd-d2fg-|gf2B-B3A|
fa2e-ef2d-|dBAB-B3A|Bd2d-de2d-|dc2A-A3A|B2dd-dc2d-|d7||

Three comments

(Fair) Helen of Kirkconnel

I’ve not heard the track on Emily Smith’s CD ‘A day like today’ but I think it’s the same tune, so I’ve added the alternative name to the list - correct me if not, please.

The version by Emily Smith is very different. But then she put the words to a tune of her own which goes something like this:
X: 1
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: D
A|Ad2d-d3f|gf2A-A3A|B2dd-d2fg-|gf2B-B3A|
fa2e-ef2d-|dBAB-B3A|Bd2d-de2d-|dc2A-A3A|B2dd-dc2d-|d7||
(Don’t know the key so I’ve just put it in D.)