Ballantyne’s Rant hornpipe

Also known as Ballatyne’s Rant.

Ballantyne's Rant has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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One setting

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":