Keep It Up reel

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

There are 20 recordings of a tune by this name.

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

Keep It Up has been added to 4 tune sets.

Keep It Up has been added to 90 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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