This is familiar, but I can’ t quite place why or where I would have picked it up. I know this as a march and a slightly different B-part…
Does anyone else have more information to offer? ~ please? ~ ‘mikk’???
"The Osprey" by Dougie MacLean (evidently)
He plays it at 108 bpm, or between 105 - 110 bpm…
It is likely that it has reminding me of something else, but something very close to this melody… Now to see if I can remember exactly what… 😏
There are very-well protected ospreys at the Loch o’ the Lowes, very close to where Dougie lives. However, I happen to know that Dougie, while at school, used to work in a chip shop in Dunkeld which was called "The Osprey". I prefer to think he named the tune after the former.
The tune has more of the glide and sweep of the bird than the deep fat frying of chips about it… 😉
I can’t seem to get away from playing it as a march. I’ll have to add that take on it here later, to help get it out of my system…
"The Osprey" ~ marchified
K: G Major
|: EF/G/ |
A>^GAB A2 B/c/d | e>^def e2 =dB | G2 G>F G2 G/A/B | dBA>B E2 EG |
A2 AB A2 Bd | e>fge a3 b | aged B/c/e EG | A2 A>B A2 :|
|: B/c/d |
g2 fe ab/a/ ef | g2 fe a2 d>c | B2 AB EF/E/ EG | B2 A>B d2 d/e/f |
g2 g/f/e a2 e>f | ga/g/ fe a2 e>f | g2 e>d B/c/e EG | A2 AA/A/ A2 :|
Is this not "The Osprey in the Bay" by Adrian Ledingham?
No it’s not. You got confused because that was the title given in the RSAMD tune list for grade 1 but The Osprey in the Bay is a reel in G and not a slow air in Ador. Dolt.
The Osprey ~ Marchified again with Guitar Chords
Oh how I wish I had not Polka’d it all those years ago!!
E/G> |:"A5" A4 A/B> A4 B/d> | e4 e/f> e4 d/B> |"G" G4 G/F> G4 A/B> | B4 A/B> "Em"E4 E/G> |
"A5"A4 A/B> A4 B/d> | e2>f g/e> a4 e/f> |"G" g4 e/d> B4 E/G> |[1"F" A8> E2/G> :|[2"F" A8> e2/f> |
|:"A5"g4 f/e> a4 e/f> | g2>f f/e> a4 d/c> |"G" B4 A/B> E4 E/G> | B4 A/B> "Em"d4 e/f>|
"A5"g4 f/e> a4 e/f> | g2>f f/e> a4 e/f> |"G" g4 e/d> B4 E/G> |[1"F" A8> e2/f>:|[2 "F" A8> E2/G>|
the Osprey -key?
I just came across this tune and now in the process of learning it. Could anyone explain why its posted as
Gmajor when everything about it shouts Adorian???
re: the Osprey -key?
Yes I can explain Christy. You are most likely right and it’s probably because I have just spent much time playing on my computer and not playing the tune enough! Also I need to swot up more on my modes, just of to do that right now before I pick my guitar up!
Enjoy playing The Osprey.