The Blacksmith’s Schottische barndance

Also known as Blacksmith Schottische, Schlittschuhtanz, The Smithy’s Schottische, Thunder Road.

The Blacksmith's Schottische has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: The Blacksmith's Schottische
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGBA G2 G2|GBdc B2 B2|ABcA FDEF|GFGE D2 D2|
DGBA G2 G2|GBdc B2 B2|ABcA FEDF|G2 B2 G4:|
e2 c2 e2 c2|dcBc d2 d2|cBAG FDEF|GABc d2 d2|
e2 c2 e2 c2|dcBc d2 d2|cBAG FDEF|G2 B2 G4:|
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2
X: 2
T: The Blacksmith's Schottische
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: G>ce>d c2 c2 | c>eg>f e4 | d>ef>d B>GA>B |[1 c>Bc>A G4 :|[2 c2 c2 c4 ||
|: a2 f2 a2 f2 | g>ec>e g4 | f>ed>c B>GA>B |[1 c>de>f g4 :|[2 c2 c2 c4 |]
3
X: 3
T: The Blacksmith's Schottische
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: "C" G>ce>d c2 c2 | "Am" c>eg>f e4 | "Dm" d>ef>d "G" B>GA>B |[1 "C" c>Bc>A "G7" G4 :|[2 "C" c2 c2 "C7" c4 ||
|: "F" a2 f2 a2 f2 | "C" g>ec>e g4 | "Dm" f>ed>c "G7" B>GA>B |[1 "C" c>de>f "C7" g4 :|[2 "C" c2 c2 c4 |]
4
X: 4
T: The Blacksmith's Schottische
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: E/ |D>GB<A G2- G>D | G>Bd<c B2- B>G |\
A>B (3cBA F>D (3DEF |[1 G>F (3GFE D2- D3/ :|[2 G2 G2 G2- G3/ ||
|: ^d/ |e>c (3GAc e2 (3gfe | d>cB<c d2- d>B |\
c>BA>G F>DE<F |[1 G2 (3ABc d2- d3/ :|[2 G2 G2 G2- G3/ |]
5
X: 5
T: The Blacksmith's Schottische
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
|: E/ |D>GB>A G2 G2 | G>Bd>c B2 B>G |\
A>Bc>B A>D=E>F |[1 G>FG>E D2- D3/ :|[2 G2 G2 G2- G3/ ||
|: g/ |e2 c2 G2 c>e | d>BG<B d2- d>B |\
c>BA>G ^F>D=E<F |[1 G>AB>c d2- d3/ :|[2 G2 G2 G2- G3/ |]

Twenty-three comments

The Blacksmith Schottische

I learned this from a friend who says he pulled it off the soundtrack to the old Robert Mitchum movie, Thunder Road (about Kentucky moonshiners).

A simple, inoffensive little melody that works well with a bit of hop to it. Goes well with barndances for a change of pace.

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Aaaahh, it’s so *cute* Will! It reminds me of playful little bunnies skipping around in a meadow.

Actually, you’re not first CPT… I submitted this one sometime ago when the site was less tolerant? I also included links to the music and information about the film, as you might expect, and I did it with swing ~ >… I’m not sure why it is no longer here… ๐Ÿ˜ But hey, it has returned…

I also included the lyrics. Maybe there was a copyright problem?

Come to think of it, I wonder if someone didn’t report me to the Whiz and complained heartily and got it axed? ๐Ÿ˜

I’ll be back with at least a different take on it. I’ve heard it in other keys ~ C & D ~ and not exactly as the movie irons it out to fit the lyrics…

I also think I’d found an earlier source, possibly German.

LOL @ CPT. That’s it, you’re asking for it now. I’m gonna hunt out the worst piece of dag I can possibly find and post it just for you ๐Ÿ˜€

And the Black Cock Of Whickham is not naff. I’ve submitted much naffer tunes than that in my time. Give me credit!

Your credit is overflowing… ๐Ÿ˜›

LOL, "oh joy, I can hardly wait."

C, please do add your settings and info. I’ve had tunes disappear too, and given the current mish mash being allowed into the archives, I can’t imagine a problem with this one…..

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It was way back when, and certain ‘foreign’, European, tunes went la-la… There were mazurkas, sweifacher, schottisches, etc., and this was amongst them ~ but, in balance, most of what I’ve submitted and continue to submit are Irish, or close enough… ๐Ÿ˜Ž

How could anyone delete a tune like this? It’s far too kyoot! To delete it would be like wringing a poor little bunny’s neck.

Wring little bunnies, wring, wring, wring….

[Sorry]

Note that it’s been added to four tunebooks (and counting).

๐Ÿ™‚

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They’re all teenie-boppers… ๐Ÿ™‚

i danced this one in the early 80ยดin Hannover/Germany with the "leineweber" folkdance group. Weยดve called it "Schlittschuhtanz"

"Schlittschuhtanz" ~ I told you it was in C ~ ๐Ÿ˜Ž

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/music/info/RRTuneBk/gettune/00000c11.html

Richard Robinson’s dots for it, & the ABCs ~

X:1066
T:Schlittschuhtanz
M:4/4
O:Germany
R:Schottische
Z:Richard Robinson
K: C
|: Gce>d c2 c2 | c>eg>f e4 | d>ef>d B>GA>B |1 c>Bc>A G4 :|2 c2 c2 c4 ||
|: a2 f2 a2 f2 | g>ec>e g4 | f>ed>c B>GA>B |1 c>de>f g4 :|2 c2 c2 c4 |]

Alright Kurt, another challenge for you ~ a description for the dance?! My notes are not where I can easily get at them…

Hmm i remember not much but in some parts the couples imitate iceskating. Give me your mail-adress and iยดll send you a copy of the (german) Leineweber dance-description….

loool after i read your hop-little-bunnie-things i couldnt play it anymore :’D playing whistle and laughing at the same time is too complicated

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the run cBAG FDEF|GABc (here in G) is also found in the somehow similar cute? naff? playful tune The Fairy Dance (https://thesession.org/tunes/424)
as: gfed |1 cABc defg (in the key of D) albeit not striding the bar in the same way.