Maguire and Paterson
A lovely waltz I first heard on Sharon Shannon’s ‘Out the Gap’ CD. The abc is via Nottingham Folk Database, which has a good selection of material.
Written by Robbie Overson of Scullion? So I have been told.
You’re quite right - it seems it’s the tune for a song he wrote :
Yes but it is bad annoted. All durations have to be multiplied per 2…
- sorry - I tested the ABC first using L:1/4, which gives the required annotation. I slipped up when I put the header into here (I think it’s because I’m so used to using L:1/8 for jigs and reels).
RoLuPiN - Just replace L:1/8 with L:1/4 and you’ll be OK
Jeremy - any chance of reconverting the ABC Using L:1/4 ?
why is this a walt? it looks more like a 6/8 jig with a dotted eighth+sixteenth rhythm added…
Because it has been written out incorrectly. It is a waltz. Divide each bar in half, change the quavers to crotchets and the note length to 1/4 (as already said) and you begin to get somewhere.
Maguire and Paterson
Some funny things going on here - yes, I wrongly put L:1/8 in the ABC instead of L:1/4 but my barlines were correct (for L:1/4). Alternate barlines have been (automatically?) removed, maybe because of the L:1/8
It’s a pity a submitter cannot (?) edit the header as well as the ABC
Anyway, here’s the ABC as intended:
T: Maguire and Paterson
A,/ D/F/ | A>BA | AGF | EDE | F>A, D/F/ | A>B A | AGF | EDE | D>A, D/E/ |
F>GF | F>GF | F>GF | F2 E | D>E F | E2 D | D3- | D> :|
A B/A/ | d>e d | cBA | AdA | B>A B/c/ | d>e d | cBA | Adf | e2 D/F/ |
A>BA | AGF | EDE | F2 F/E/ | D>E F | E2 D | D3- | D> :||
Sorry about the grief :-(
Maguire & Paterson written out for niamh mcgrath
I think your bar lines went a little skew - here is the tune in 3/4 for you.
T: Maguire And Paterson
(A,DF) | A2>B2 A2| A2G2F2 | E2D2E2 | F2>(A,2 DF) |
A2>B2 A2 | A2G2F2 | E2D2E2 | D2>(A,2 DE) |
F2>G2F2 | F2>G2F2 | F2>G2F2 | F4 E2 |
D2>E2 F2 | E4 D2 | (D6 | D2)-D :|
(A BA)| d2>e2 d2 | c2B2A2 | A2d2A2 | B2>(A2 Bc) |
d2>e2 d2 | c2B2A2 | A2d2f2 | e4 (DF) |
A2>B2A2 | A2G2F2 | E2D2E2 | F2 (FE) |
D2>E2 F2 | E4 D2 | (D6 | D2)-D :||
Named after a box of matches
Robbie Overson said that he had composed the tune in his living room, and looked at a box of
matches by the fire: