The Argosy reel

The Argosy has been added to 1 tune set.

The Argosy has been added to 30 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Argosy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:"Em"Beed "Em"edBA | "D"FADA "D"FAdA | "Em"Eeed "Em"edBA | "D"DEFA "Em"FEE/2E/2E|
|"Em"Beed "Em"edBA | "D"FAde "D"fdef | "Em"g/2g/2ggf "Em"edBA | "D"FADE "Em"FEE/2E/2E :|
|:"Em"e/2e/2eGe "A"Ae^ce | "D"defg "D"adfd | "Em"e/2e/2eGe "Em"BeAe |"D"Fdd^c "D"defd |
| "Em"e/2e/2eGe "Em"Be^ce| "D"defg "D"adfa |"Em"gBeg "Bm"fedB |"D"ABde "D"fafd |
|"Em"e/2e/2eGe "A"Ae^ce | "D"defg "D"adfd | "Em"e/2e/2eGe "Em"BeAe |"D"Fdd^c "D"defd |
| "Em"e/2e/2eGe "Em"Be^ce| "D"defg "D"adfa |"Em"gBeg "Bm"fedB |"D"AFDF "Em"EFGA ||
X: 2
T: The Argosy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:Beed edBA|FADA FAdA|Beed edBA|DEFA FE~E2|
|Beed edBA|FAde fdef|~g3f edBA|FADE FE~E2:|
|:e2ge Aece|defg adfd|e2ge BeGe|Addc defd|
|e2ge Aece|defg adfa|gBeg fedB|ABde fafd:|

Twelve comments

The Argosy

Just a tune I had knocking around in my head, retrospectively named in honour of the Argosy Bar in Glasgow, a great place to watch the match with your best friend Mr Pint.

Hey, stellar, Con

Yep, this is a fun tune all around, tho a bit of a bow flinger for us fiddlers. Lots of opportunities for variations, and nice segues from one mode to the next.

Posted .

Hey Man!

I like the B part a lot. If you don’t mind I’ll do a little something with it. I feel some good strong bow attacks coming on. Thanks

Right away I started playing the B part with a variation using the high g:

|(3eee ge Aece| etc.

I did something similar to the 2nd measure of the A part, playing |FADA FAdA| for variety.

Posted .

Cheers

Thanks for the encouraging comments. Please feel free to play this with any variations you want.

Con

Ah, if someone’s playing a tune enough to come up wih variations, that’s the best compliment you can get!

Posted .

The Argosy

Hey Conan I love your tune. I’ve added it to my repertoire, and I think it sounds nice played after Liz Carroll’s "That’s Right Too". I also liked Will’s variations. I added a couple of variations of my own to bars 3 and 4 of the B-part. I love the way the end of the B-part leads back to the beginning of the tune. If you transcribe it in E dorian you don’t need to keep writing in C#s.

K:Edor
|:Beed edBA|FADA FAdA|Beed edBA|DEFA FE~E2|
|Beed edBA|FAde fdef|~g3f edBA|FADE FE~E2:|
|:e2ge Aece|defg adfd|e2ge BeGe|Addc defd|
|e2ge Aece|defg adfa|gBeg fedB|ABde fafd:|

Are there any more tunes of yours on the database?

I also sometimes find myself playing |~g3a fdBA|DEFA FEE2| or similar for the last 2 bars of the A-part.

Hmm, there’s heaps of room for variation in this tune - |e3d B3A|FADA… sounds nice as a laid-back version of the first couple of bars.

Jeez I’ve just read these comments - I’m a bit out of touch! Thanks Mark!!

Conán

Nice reel Conán! I’ve added it to my tunebook. (I’ve made small adjustments to the 2nd part, I hope it’s alright!)