I *think* it’s in 9/8, but it almost feels like a 3/4. A tune by the Scots singer/song writer/instrumentalist Brian McNeill. I’ve only heard this tune on two recordings; the Battlefield Band with Alison Kinnard album, Music in Trust Vol. 2, and Horses for Courses by Brian McNeill and Tom McDonagh. It’s a fun little tune and reminds me a little of Top it Off.
Lots of room for triplets and rolls on this one too. I usually play it in A.
Nice tune, check your email, I find myself playing this as a 3/4 mazurka… Here that take in A Major, since you mentioned that key, and avoiding doing an ‘exact’ transposition of your transcript, so as to show how it fits with a few differences:
T: Danzig Willie
|: A>B |\
c2 A>c d>f | e2 e>f e>d | c2 A>c d>c | B>G E2 A>B |
(3cdc A>c (3def | e2 e>f e>d | c2 (3ABc B>G | A4 :|
|: a>g |\
f2 d>f A>d | (3efe A>c d>c | B2 E>G B>d | c2 A>G A>a |
(3faf d>f (3Adf | e2 c>A d>c | (3BcB E>G (3BAG | A4 :|
Thanks C, I got your email, and you’re probably right. I’m still not 100% comfortable with ABCs, usually takes me an hour or more for a tune.
“Danzig Willie” ~ here’s your transcription in G Marty
Since the dots are made…
T: Danzig Willie
|: G>A |\
(3BcB G>B c>e | d2 d>e d>c | (3BcB G>B c>B | A>F D2 G>A |
(3BcB G>B c>e | d2 d>e d>c | (3BcB G>B A>F |[1 G4 :|[2 G4 g>f ||
|: e2 c>e d>c | d2 G>B c>B | A2 D>F A>c | c>B A>G g>f |
(3ege c>e d>c | d2 G>B c>B | (3ABA D>F A>F |[1 G2 g2 f2 :|[2 G4 |]
Marty, try giving it the foot, tapping, and that pulse, on 1 & 3 of 3/4…
You’re right ceolachan. Sorry I didn’t make the edit in time, but thanks for adding it here. I spent Thanksgiving in at my sisters in a little Wyoming town called Torrington on the opposite side of the state from me and I just got back. I should have added when you sent me the forst email but didn’t realize that I wouldn’t be able to change it after I got back. Anyway, thanks for your effort.
Re: Danzig Willie
"A famous Scots merchant who made his fortune trading with the Baltic" (sleeve notes).