Keep It Up reel

Also known as As A Thoiseach, As, A Thoisich, Keep It Up!, Off With You.

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Mrs. J. Forbes (a few times) and The Tarbolton (a few times).

Keep It Up has been added to 5 tune sets.

Keep It Up has been added to 89 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Keep It Up
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: dEBE eEBE | dEBE FD~D2 | dEBE GBeB |1 cAdA FDDc :|2 cAdA FD~D2 ||
gebe geef | gebe fddf | gebe gebe | cAdA FDDf |
gebe gb~b2 | gebe fddf | ebgb fbeg | fcdA FDDc ||
X: 2
T: Keep It Up
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
^c|dEBE dEB^c | dEBE FDD^c| dEBE GBeB | ^cAdA FDD :|
f|gebe geef | gebe fddf | gebe gefd | ^cAdA FDDf |
gebe geef | gebe fddf | ebgb fbeg | f^cdA FDD ||
X: 3
T: Keep It Up
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
dEBE eEBE | dEBE FDD/D/D | dEBE GBeB |1 cAdA FDDc :|2 cAdA FDD/D/D ||
GEBE GEEF | GEBE FDDF | GEBE GEBe | cAdA FDDF |
GEBE GBB/B/B | GEBE FDDF | EBGB FBEG | FcdA FDDc ||
gAeA aAeA | gAeA BGG/G/G | gAeA ceae |1 fdgd BGGf :|2 fdgd BGG/G/G ||
cAeA cAAB | cAeA BGGB | cAeA cAea | fdgd BGGB |
cAeA cee/e/e | cAeA BGGB | Aece BeAc | Bfgd BGGf ||
aBfB bBfB | aBfB cAA/A/A | aBfB dfbf |1 geae cAAg :|2 geae cAA/A/A ||
dBfB dBBc | dBfB cAAc | dBfB dBfb | beae cAAc |
dBfB dff/f/f | dBfB cAAc | Bfdf cfBd | cbae cAAe ||
X: 4
T: Keep It Up
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
f|:gAeA gAef | gAeA BGGf| gAeA ceae | fdgd BGGf |

gAeA gAef | gAeA BGGf| gAeA ceae | fdgd BGG :||
B|:cAeA cAAB | cAeA BGGB | cAeA cABG | gdGd BGGB |
cAeA cAAB | cAeA BGGB | Aece BeAc | BdGd BGG :||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: Keep It Up
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
c|dEBE dEBc | dEBE FDDc| dEBE GBeB | (3cBA dA FDDc |
|dEBE .B.B.Bc | dEBG FDDc| dEBE GBeB | cAdA FDDf |
|gebe geef | (3gfe be fddf |(3gfe be gefd | (3cBA dA FDDf |
gebe .g.g.gf | gebe fddf | ebgf fbeg | fcdA FDDc ||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

Keep it up

this seems to be the scottish tune ‘Keep it Up’, from the simon fraser collection.Its gaelic name in the Athole collection is ‘As, A Thoisich’ which is translated as ‘Be Off Mackintosh.’

interesting to know where the ‘Off with you’ title came from ?

As a thoiseach. “Keep it up”

This is the transcription of the tune on the book you mentioned:

M:C
L:1/8
K:Em
^c|dEBE dEB^c | dEBE FDD^c| dEBE GBeB | ^cAdA FDD :|
f|gebe geef | gebe fddf | gebe gefd | ^cAdA FDDf |
gebe geef | gebe fddf | ebgb fbeg | f^cdA FDD ||

Piping version

This reel can be ‘doubled’ in the 2nd part like this:
X: 1
T: Off With You!
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Edorian
dEBE eEBE | dEBE FDD/D/D | dEBE GBeB |1 cAdA FDDc :|2 cAdA FDD/D/D ||
GEBE GEEF | GEBE FDDF | GEBE GEBe | cAdA FDDF |
GEBE GBB/B/B | GEBE FDDF | EBGB FBEG | FcdA FDDc ||


It can also be played in a combination of dorian and mixolydian modes to ‘lift’ that lowered 2nd part a bit when playing the ‘double’ version solo
Note that this version is Scots pipes friendly:

X: 1
T: Off Wi’ Ye!
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Adorian
gAeA aAeA | gAeA BGG/G/G | gAeA ceae |1 fdgd BGGf :|2 fdgd BGG/G/G ||
K: Amixo
cAeA cAAB | cAeA BGGB | cAeA cAea | fdgd BGGB |
cAeA cee/e/e | cAeA BGGB | Aece BeAc | Bfgd BGGf ||


It can also be played in the eolian mode throughout, as in this version in B:

X: 1
T: Off With You!
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Bmin
aBfB bBfB | aBfB cAA/A/A | aBfB dfbf |1 geae cAAg :|2 geae cAA/A/A ||
dBfB dBBc | dBfB cAAc | dBfB dBfb | beae cAAc |
dBfB dff/f/f | dBfB cAAc | Bfdf cfBd | cbae cAAe ||

Off With You!, X:4

A Dorian version

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Keep It Up, X:5

Love this reel

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