Transcribed from Martin Hayes’ Welcome Here Again, although I’ve taken it up two steps to C because from memory the liner notes said Martin had taken it down two steps. Unfortunately I don’t have the album cover sitting here with me to be absolutely certain, but if you want it in b flat here it is:
T: John Naughton’s Green Mountain
|:FDDG FDCD|B,CDG FGBc|dBfd cBdc|BGEG BcBG|
FDDG FDCD|B,CDG FGBc|dBfd cBdc|1BGEG B3G:|2BGEG B3d||
B(4dddd f(4dddd|fdcd BGGG|Bddd f3g|fdcd B3d|
B~d3 f~d3|fdcd BGGG|GFDG FGBd|1fdcd B3d:|2fdcd B3G||
By "two steps", I wonder if he meant 2 whole tones as opposed to 2 semitones, which would be D to Bb. Nice version - never heard this before.
Hi Dow, you’re right of course and I’ve now transposed the abc to D. The rolls in the second part are not open stringers going by the recording, so they must be on f and not e. It certainly is a delightful tune, as indeed are a number of John Naughton’s. I know people pay out on Martin Hayes, but some of the tunes in the repertoire certainly repay a slower pace and tasteful expression, which I think he does very well (I quickly duck for cover!).
I’m with you on this, Ger. Got the CD at the weekend. It’s quite superb, and I will make a comment later in the "Recordings" section. There are 3 or 4 tunes on it I’ve never come across before, and it’s my intention to post a few of them in the next week or so, unless of course, you beat me to it. Well done.
Actually is in B Flat
I checked the cover this morning…the damn thing is actually in B flat. Unless people want the main abc changed though i thought i’d just leave it, as d is much easier on the fiddle for this tune and is a bit more friendly to other instruments.
It’s probably "really" in C. As mentioned on a previous thread, Martin & Dennis tune down on the album. Most likely, John Naughton played on the C row of a C/G concertina. I suppose there’s an outside chance he played on a Bb/F concertina, but in any case it’s the instrument, not the player, transposing.
Martin taught this to his class at the swannanoa gathering 2009