The Old waltz

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Old has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Old
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ED|G3 A (3BAG|A2E2G2|c3 B cB|c2E2G2|
G3 A (3BAG|A2E2G2|(A6|A4)ED|
G3 A (3BAG|A2E2G2|cB cB cd|eg3e(d|
d2)B2GB| A<(E E2)D2|(G6|G4)B/ (3def||
g2f2e2|d2B2G>B|c3 d ef|g3 e (d2|
d4)B/(3def|g2f2e2|d2B2G>B|(A6|
A4)B/(3def|g2f2e2|d2B2G>B|cB cB cd|
eg3e(d|d2)B2GB| A<(E E2)D2|G6||
# Added by Avery .
2
X: 2
T: The Old
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 B2 c2 | d3 e d2 | c2 B2 A2 | B3 A G2 | G2 B2 c2 |
d3 e d2 | c2 B2 A2 | G4 GA :|: 4/4 d2 d2 d2 dd | c4 B2 B2 |
A4 A2 A2 | B4 G2 GA | B2 B2 B2 BB | c4 B2 d2 | B2 G2 A2 F2 | G2 GA G4 :||
GB | d2 BG 2 GB |d6 d2 | eedc B2 A2 |2 |

Eight comments

Source: Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh’s "Where the One-eyed Man is King." He plays it in Eb which is G on a Bb whistle which is one of the things he plays on the track. It is a very interesting album if you haven’t heard it.

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You’d do yourself a major service if you look up Willie Clancy’s version of it. He plays it on a Bb whistle on a folktrax recording, and if you know who to ask, on a B set of pipes, too.

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I should add that there are some errors in the transcription, but I’d been meaning to write up willie clancy’s version… maybe one of these days.

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The Old, X:2

This unusual waltz seems to change from 3/4 to 4/4 time. It must have a name of its own, The Old Waltz x:1 isn’t very like it. Maybe should be called "Gan Aimm"

Re: The Old

x:2 is indeed a different tune, not a recently composed one. I don’t know how to put in the change of tine signature 1/2 way though (3/4 to 4/4).

Re: The Old

Let’s call x:2 "Snowy"- as weather is now in UK. For want of a better name.

Re: The Old

If it’s a different tune, shouldn’t it be entered as a separate tune, not an additional setting under this one?

Re: The Old

Yes, I expect it should. But I am not posting tunes now as practising fiddle, and am low tech woman.. U R welcome to post it benhockenberry.