Ballantyne’s Rant hornpipe

Also known as Ballatyne’s Rant.

Ballantyne's Rant has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Ballantyne's Rant
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:fe|d2 AA F2 AA | G2 BG F2 AF | A2 df gfed | c2 e2 e2 fe|
d2 AA F2 AA | G2 BG F2 AF | A2 df gfec | (3efe d2 d2 :|
|:A2| d2 d2 fede | f2 e2 egfe | d2 d2 afdf | a2 f2 f2 a2 |
b2 bg a2 af | gfed egfe | d2 cd e2 ag| f2 d2 d2 :|

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Ballantyne’s Rant

A "rant" is a dance from NE England / Scottish borders.

A rant tune (such as this one) which is used for the dance has a similar structure to a hornpipe, but is normally played without "swing".

This tune sets well with another very well-known tune: "Morpeth Rant":

https://thesession.org/tunes/1310