Letting The Ranch Go Fallow jig

By Will Harmon

Also known as A Chat With Wyatt Urp, Arby’s Return, Boil The Dressings Early, The Casper Hurling Club, Da Uppity Bwa, The Galloping, The Go-Go, The Indelicate, Jane Walsh’s, Jane Walsh’s Return From Cody, Keep On Running, The Kneeler’s Hacket, O’Roark’s, Old Ranch, You Have Killed Me, Pull The Car Over And Start It Again, Up Casper, The Uppity.

Letting The Ranch Go Fallow has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Letting The Ranch Go Fallow
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
GAG FGA|cAG FDC|DA,A, DEF|EDC DEF|
GAG FGA|cAG FDC|DA,A, DEF|EDC D3|
GAG FGA|cAG FDC|DA,A, DEF|EDC DEF|
GAG FGA|cAG FDC|DA,A, DEF|2 EDC D2 G,||
A,DF A,DF|CEG GAB|Ade dcA|AGF EDC|
A,DF A,DF|CEG GAB|Ade dcA|GEC D2 G,|
A,DF A,DF|CEG GAB|Ade dcA|AGF EDC|
A,DF A,DF|CEG GAB|Afe dec|AGE DEF||
2
X: 2
T: Letting The Ranch Go Fallow
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
ABA GAB|dBA GED|EB,B, EFG|FED EFG|
ABA GAB|dBA GED|EB,B, EFG|FED E3|
ABA GAB|dBA GED|EB,B, EFG|FED EFG|
ABA GAB|dBA GED|EB,B, EFG|FED E2 A,||
B,EG B,EG|DFA ABc|Bef edB|BAG FED|
B,EG B,EG|DFA ABc|Bef edB|AFD E2 A,|
B,EG B,EG|DFA ABc|Bef edB|BAG FED|
B,EG B,EG|DFA ABc|Bgf efd|BAF EFG||
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Twenty-five comments

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We just spent a lovely weekend up in Montana at Aimee and Richard’s. Lots of friends and new faces. Jane Walsh came with us and we had any amount of fun; Jane had a very educational time, including learning about jackalopes, the State Highway Patrol, the difference between policemen and sheriffs, and, most significantly on our return trip home, that the ranch dressing at an Arby’s is not to be trusted.

So Will’s written a tune for Jane. Notice the first three notes. 🙂

oops, not Montana, I meant Wyoming. 🙂

Unh! ~ Just thinking about it… :-S

Arby’s ranch dressing and all that might have followed…

ooops, ignore the “2” in the A part.

It was a real pleasure to meet Jane and share some tunes. It doesn’t surprise me at all that she found it difficult to stomach Wyoming’s roadside “cuisine.”

Hope the tunes “brings up” only fond memories of a fun weekend.

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She refuses to take the gorp back that she left in our car, though. ;)

So how should this thing be played, Will…at a galloping pace? *smirk*

I’m already putting it through transpositions… 😉

I think it comes out best at it’s own pace. Although once you reach a certain tempo, there’s just no stopping it.

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LOL! Nice, Will…nice…

But I think that this may be one of those tunes where the alternate names are the best part of the crack… 🙂

Letting the Ranch Go

Here it is in a perhaps more session-friendly Em, but you lose the “GAG” tag at the start of the A part.

X: 1
T: Letting The Ranch Go Fallow
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
ABA GAB|dBA GED|EB,B, EFG|FED EFG|
ABA GAB|dBA GED|EB,B, EFG|FED E3|
ABA GAB|dBA GED|EB,B, EFG|FED EFG|
ABA GAB|dBA GED|EB,B, EFG|FED E2 A,||
B,EG B,EG|DFA ABc|Bef edB|BAG FED|
B,EG B,EG|DFA ABc|Bef edB|AFD E2 A,|
B,EG B,EG|DFA ABc|Bef edB|BAG FED|
B,EG B,EG|DFA ABc|Bgf efd|BAF EFG||

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Heh, I love that this tune has been added to only one tunebook so far….

…urp….

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hey, I already have the pdf. 🙂

😎

Hey, whadayuhwant? I’ve ripped off the ABCs and given it a go in at least two other keys… I’ve already given you enough positive feedback to keep you going on adrenalin for at least another decade. What’s a little click going to do, eh? Besides, I’m not completely sure about this one, gagging on it to start… 😉

Oh, alright, if you are feeling a little blue and the numbers will make a difference to your day, I’ve gone ahead and added it. Go on Zina, make his day…

No, no, you took me all wrong. I *genuinely liked* that no one was rushing to add it to their tune books.

One of the first tunes I ever penned was called the Giardia Jig (in Bm of course), and it proved as popular as the disease….

🙂

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Now you’ve done it–we’re up to three, and I’m not one of them.
;o)

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LOL – right you are, ‘c’!

rofl – who came up with “Da Uppity Bwa”? That’s hilarious!

I think my other fav is “Old Ranch, You Have Killed Me” which was Jane’s original…

😏 ~ hmmmm?

OK, I had to add it to the my book - partially because I learned it (and am hoping to see if it elicits a particular response in Jane next time I play with her), and partially because it’s a great tune!

I learned it in the original D minor (the saddest of all keys). No reason to make it “session friendly”, it’s not SUPPOSED to be friendly.

And I thought we could maybe call it “Up Casper”

I need help finding the dots for…

… the Casper Hurling Club.

Maybe someone could suggest the scales and arpeggios one should practice in order to play the tune.

🙂

Re: I need help finding the dots for…

If you’re seriously looking for the tune, it goes by many names, which you’ll find here, along with the dots (showing every Dm and Dmajor arpeggio and scale snippet): https://thesession.org/tunes/7159

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Re: I need help finding the dots for…

I would suggest… Naw i’m joking lol :P

Re: I need help finding the dots for…

wow look at all those dots and arps. not to be confused with apps.

sounds like a good tune to learn for playing in a key i need to be better at.

i don’t suppose anyone knows of a recording of this any place? will harmon? anybody?