Composed by Dave Swarbrick for Martin Carthy.I’m not sure about the key because of the modulations but it sounds ok.It’s a march really.
Carthy & Swarb
This is a killer tune —- I play a bit of flute but after 30 yrs of that thought I’d try my hand at fiddle (haha) and I’m having a blasht with this; I think Swarb is a grossly underestimated fiddler. His electric stuff w/FC etc. is good of course but it’s his acoustic tone that knocks me out and I find myself drawn again to all that lovely stuff he did with Mr.Carthy back in the day. I haven’t been able to get this tune out of my head for two weeks now, and was (expletive?) delighted to see it posted here.
Great tune! This is one that really epitomizes the Swarbrick fiddle sound. I do this on mandolin, and beef it up with Carthyesque chord accents under the melody. Try to get as close to his fiddle phrasing and ornamentation as possible.