MacDonald’s march

Also known as The MacDonald’s March, McDonald’s.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

MacDonald’s has been added to 1 tune set.

MacDonald's has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: MacDonald's
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
e>d |: c2 Bc A2A2 | cAce gaef | =g2fgB3B | =GABd fged |
c2 Bc A2A2 | cAce gaef| =g2fg Bcdf| e2 A2 A2 cB :|
A2aA gA a2 | ef=ge ^gaef | =g2fgB2B2 | =GABd fged |
c2 Bc A2A2 | cAce gaef| =g2fg Bcdf| e2 A2 A2 z2 :|
X: 2
T: MacDonald's
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
eA | c2 Bc A2A2 | cAce g2 ef | =g2 ae g2 de | =gdBA GABG |
c2 Bc A2A2 | cAce g2 ef | =gdBA GABd | c2 A2 A2 :|
e2 | AA a2 =g2 ea | =gefe a2 ef | =g2 ae g2 de | =gdBA GABG |
AA a2 =g2 ea | =gefe a2 ef | =gdBA GABd | c2 A2 A2 :|
E2 | ABcd eaec | ABcd ec A2 | =GABc d=gdB | =GABc dB G2 |
ABcd eaea | =gefe a2 ef | =gdBA GABd | c2 A2 A2 :|
X: 3
T: MacDonald's
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
eA | c2 Bc A2 A2 | cAce a2 ef | =g2 ae g2 de | =gdBA =GABG |
c2 Bc A2 A2 | cAce a2 ef | =gdBA =GABd | c2 A2 A2 :|
e2 | AA a2 =g2 ea | =gefe a2 ef | =g2 ae g2 de | =gdBA =GABG |
AA a2 =g2 ea | =gefe a2 ef | =gdBA =GABd | c2 A2 A2 :|
E2 | ABcd eaec | ABcd ec A2 | =GABc d=gdB | =GABc dB G2 |
ABcd eaea | =gefe a2 ef | =gdBA =GABd | c2 A2 A2 :|

Five comments

MacDonald’s

The second of two tunes collected from Gina Le Faux way back when. Gina learned it from the playing of Cape Breton Fiddler, Joe Cormier. We also think that it is somewhere in Kerrs, when I find my copies (5 volumes) I will have a gander (hmm). (Great collection, many hidden gems lie within)

I play this with slight swing, but have left the dots unswung this time. It follows on from the Birthday reel, and the key change into A really lifts an already upbeat set.

Occasionally we put the two together and play them as a 4 parter when needing a 64 bar reel.

MacDonald’s

Hi Dave. It’s in Kerr’s Merry Melodies Vol 3 as a 3-part march. Good tune.

X: 1
T: MacDonald’s March, The
N: Originally in 2/4
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: A
eA | c2 Bc A2A2 | cAce g2 ef | =g2 ae g2 de | =gdBA GABG |
c2 Bc A2A2 | cAce g2 ef | =gdBA GABd | c2 A2 A2 :|
e2 | AA a2 =g2 ea | =gefe a2 ef | =g2 ae g2 de | =gdBA GABG |
AA a2 =g2 ea | =gefe a2 ef | =gdBA GABd | c2 A2 A2 :|
E2 | ABcd eaec | ABcd ec A2 | =GABc d=gdB | =GABc dB G2 |
ABcd eaea | =gefe a2 ef | =gdBA GABd | c2 A2 A2 :|

MacDonald’s

Dash it. Some corrections:

X: 1
T: MacDonald’s March, The
N: Originally in 2/4
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: A
eA | c2 Bc A2 A2 | cAce a2 ef | =g2 ae g2 de | =gdBA =GABG |
c2 Bc A2 A2 | cAce a2 ef | =gdBA =GABd | c2 A2 A2 :|
e2 | AA a2 =g2 ea | =gefe a2 ef | =g2 ae g2 de | =gdBA =GABG |
AA a2 =g2 ea | =gefe a2 ef | =gdBA =GABd | c2 A2 A2 :|
E2 | ABcd eaec | ABcd ec A2 | =GABc d=gdB | =GABc dB G2 |
ABcd eaea | =gefe a2 ef | =gdBA =GABd | c2 A2 A2 :|

MacDonald’s

Hi Nigel,
Thanks for this, still have not found Kerrs, but I like the three parter, it has a very different feel from the version I learned from Gina, another evolving tune, and none the worse for that. A mix, noted and changed