The Stuart´s rant
I think this is a great tune, and I play it myself a lot on the tin whistle. I´ve transcribed it from the 1965 LP "I love Scotland" with Robert Gordon. This transcription is very close to Gordons own playing. He plays The Stuart´s rant in a session with two other tunes. (He calles the whole session General Stuar´s reel)
1. The Stuart´s rant
2. There was a lad born in Kyle
3. Duncan gray
(4. The Stuart´s rant - reprise ad lib)
This scottish reel is not played as fast as the traditional irish reel.
Nice additional comment Falkbeer, but what about the ‘details’? ;-) Is there really a Falkland beer?
Don’t forget to add the the LP information and comments to ‘Recordings’…
“The Stewart’s Rant” ~ “The Athole Collection”, 1884
James Stewart-Robertson’s work…
K: A Major
c/d/e f/g/a e2 ce | dBfB bBfB | c/d/e f/g/a e2 ce | dBge a2 Ae |
c/d/e f/g/a e2 ce | dBfB bBfB | cefa efce | defg a2 A ||
c>A A/A/A cAcA | B>E E/E/E BEBd | cA A/A/A cAcA | BE E/E/E e2 Ae |
cAeA fAeA | GEBE GABd | cAeA AaeA | defg a2 A ||
“The Stuart’s Rant” ~ further back to 1757
"A Collection of Scots Reels and Country Dances"
Robert Bremner, Edinburgh, 1757
K: A Mixolydian
|: e |
c/d/e f/g/a e2 dc | dBgB aBgB |
c/d/e f/g/a e2 dc | dBgB aAA :|
|: e |
cA A/A/A cAcA | BE E/E/E BEBe |
cA A/A/A cAcA | BE E/E/E aAA :|
The Bremner setting
Since the setting C added in the comments (which was perfect) was converted into sheet music in the key of A major, I added a setting with the dots corrected (#3). The ABC itself is the same, just the way it was interpreted by the site is different. A scan of the original is available here: http://imslp.org/wiki/A_Collection_of_Scots_Reels_or_Country_Dances_%28Bremner,_Robert%29
Never mind that bit about the sheet music conversion — the Bremner setting wasn’t converted up above, it was the Atholl version. Oops.