Metal Man waltz

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Metal Man has been added to 2 tune sets.

Metal Man has been added to 35 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Metal Man
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FG A2F2|D2F2A2|cd e2c2|d2B2G2|FG A2F2|D2F2A2|E2ED EF|G2F2E2|
FG A2F2|D2F2A2|cd e2f2|g2f2e2|d2A2F2|GA B2G2|FE D2C2|D6:|
|:f2d2A2|e2c2A2|B2BA Bc|d2A2F2|GA B2G2|FG A2F2|E2ED EF|G2F2E2|
f2d2A2|e2c2A2|B2BA Bc|d2A2F2|GA B2G2|FE D2C2|D6-|D6:|
X: 2
T: Metal Man
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FG A2F2|D2F2A2|cd e2c2|d2B2G2|FG A2F2|D2F2D2|E2EDEF|G2F2E2|
FG A2F2|D2F2A2|cd e2f2|g2f2e2|d2A2F2|GA B2G2|FE D2C2|1 D3E D2|D2A2G2|2D3E D2|D2a2g2:|
|:f2d2f2|e2c2A2|B2BABc|d2A2F2|GA B2G2|FG A2F2|E2EDEF|G2F2E2|
f2d2f2|e2c2A2|B2BABc|d2A2F2|GA B2G2|FG A2D2|FED2C2|1 D2a2g2|2D2A2G2:|

Eight comments


Does anyone here know the origin of this tune? It’s published in The Lewes Favourites, with a picture of the real Metal Man at the entrance to Sligo Harbour. However, as it wasn’t on here already, is it of Irish origin?


don’t know but it’s lovely…..

Re: Metal Man

Robin Dransfield’s brother Barry Dransfield included Metal Man on his Bowin‘ and Scrapin’ record, released in 1978. Unavailable for years, you can download this album now through the wonders of the digital age.

Re: Metal Man

Hill-billy sound maybe?^

Metal Man, X:2

I got this version, that was played around the SF Bay Area in the 80s and early 90s, from the accordion player extraordinaire, Robert Crosby, who was the perpetrator He told me he learned it off a radio program in the 70s. He always added the bar at the end of the first parts and that’s how we always played it. I like it because it allows nicely for the notes leading into the second part and the tune isn’t so square. Over time Robert says he was pressured by musical associates to omit it and it has made him uncertain about whether or not he heard it that way in the first place from the radio rendition he heard so many years ago. I encouraged him to stand behind it proudly and feck the begrudgers. Of course it’s optional for anyone who doesn’t have the mettle to include it.