The Cuckoo In The Tree reel

The Cuckoo In The Tree has been added to 1 tune set.

The Cuckoo In The Tree has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Cuckoo In The Tree
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:fg|a2 a4 e2|abag e4|gfga gede|
gfga g2d2|e2fg a2ae|abag e2f2|gdBA GABd|c2A2 A2:|
|:e2|eccc Accc|AcBA G2B2|BdBA BdBA|BdBA G2B2|
ABcd e2fg|afge d2gf|edBA GABd|c2A2 A2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Cuckoo In The Tree
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:f/2g/2|a 2a e|a/2b/2a/2g/2 e2|g/2f/2g/2a/2
|:e|e/2c/2c/2c/2 A/2c/2c/2c/2|A/2c/2B/2A/2
GB|B/2d/2B/2A/2 B/2d/2B/2A/2|B/2d/2B/2A/2 GB|
dg/2f/2|e/2d/2B/2A/2 G/2A/2B/2d/2|cA A:|
3
X: 3
T: The Cuckoo In The Tree
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: f/g/ | a2 ae | a/b/a/g/ e2 | g/f/g/a/ g/e/d/e/ | g/f/g/a/ gd |
e f/g/ a a/e/ | a/b/a/g/ ef | g/d/B/A/ G/A/B/d/ | cA A :|
|: e | e/c/c/c/ A/c/c/c/ | A/c/B/A/ GB | B/d/B/A/ B/d/B/A/ | B/d/B/A/ GB
A/B/c/d/ e f/g/ | a/f/g/e/ d g/f/ | e/d/B/A/ G/A/B/d/ cA A :|
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Cuckoo in the Tree

A hard driving tune. More of a reel than a polka, but that’s the only way of submitting 2/4 tunes.

Cuckoo in the Tree

I believe that this tune should be in cut time (2/4), so that’s how I submitted the abc. However, it would appear that (for some reason) Jeremy has modified the whole thing - so semiquavers have become quavers, quavers have become crotchets, and crotchets have become minims. This hasn’t of course changed the melody in any way.

For the record, here is my original abc submission:

X:1
T:Cuckoo In The Tree
M:2/4
L:1/8
R:polka
K:Amix
|:f/2g/2|a 2a e|a/2b/2a/2g/2 e2|g/2f/2g/2a/2
g/2e/2d/2e/2|g/2f/2g/2a/2 gd|
ef/2g/2 aa/2e/2|a/2b/2a/2g/2 ef|g/2d/2B/2A/2
G/2A/2B/2d/2|cA A:|
|:e|e/2c/2c/2c/2 A/2c/2c/2c/2|A/2c/2B/2A/2
GB|B/2d/2B/2A/2 B/2d/2B/2A/2|B/2d/2B/2A/2 GB|
A/2B/2c/2d/2 ef/2g/2|a/2f/2g/2e/2
dg/2f/2|e/2d/2B/2A/2 G/2A/2B/2d/2|cA A:|

Mix’s abc file after excision of vestigial twos.
X:1
T:Cuckoo In The Tree
M:2/4
L:1/8
R:polka
K:Amix
|: f/g/ | aa e2 | a/b/a/g/ e2 | g/f/g/a/ g/e/d/e/ | g/f/g/a/ gd | 
e f/g/ a a/e/ | a/b/a/g/ ef | g/d/B/A/ G/A/B/d/ | cA A2 :|
|: e | e/c/c/c/ A/c/c/c/ | A/c/B/A/ GB | B/d/B/A/ B/d/B/A/ | B/d/B/A/ GB |
A/B/c/d/ e f/g/ | a/f/g/e/ d g/f/ | e/d/B/A/ G/A/B/d/ | cA A2 :|

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Or, more legibly:
X:1
T:Cuckoo in The Tree
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:Amix
|: f/g/ | a2 ae | a/b/a/g/ e2 | g/f/g/a/ g/e/d/e/ | g/f/g/a/ gd |
e f/g/ a a/e/ | a/b/a/g/ ef | g/d/B/A/ G/A/B/d/ | cA A :|
|: e | e/c/c/c/ A/c/c/c/ | A/c/B/A/ GB | B/d/B/A/ B/d/B/A/ | B/d/B/A/ GB
A/B/c/d/ e f/g/ | a/f/g/e/ d g/f/ | e/d/B/A/ G/A/B/d/ cA A :|

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Cuckoo in the Tree abc

Thanks for your feedback, joesmith. Looking at your abc posting, I gather that if you omit a numeral after a dividing sign (/) then the numeral 2 is taken as the default.

Didn’t realise that!

However, I still don’t see why my orginal abc posting was invalid (although it could have been shortened).