Keep It Up reel

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

There are 25 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Keep It Up has been added to 9 tune sets.

Keep It Up has been added to 102 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
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||
2
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||
3
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||
4
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 .
5
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 ||