The Little Black Dog reel

The Little Black Dog has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Little Black Dog
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: AG | F2 F2 FEDE | F2 A2 A2 AB | dedB dBAG |[1 F2 E2 E2 :|[2 ABde d2 ||
|: de | f2 a2 afed | BA Bd e2 de | f2 af edBA | Bd de d2 :|
2
X: 2
T: The Little Black Dog
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AG F2 F2 FEDE F2 A2 A2| AB dedB dBAG [1 F2 E2 E2:|[2 ABde d2||
|:de f2 a2 af edBA Bd e2| de f2 afed BABd de d2 :|
|: AG | F2 F2 FEDE | F2 A2 A2 AB | dedB dBAG |[1 F2 E2 E2 :|[2 ABde d2 ||
|: de | f2 a2 afed | BA Bd e2 de | f2 af edBA | Bd de d2 :|
3
X: 3
T: The Little Black Dog
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: AG | F2 F2 FEDE | F2 A2 A2 AB | dedB dBAG |[1 F2 E2 E2 :|[2 ABde d2 ||
|: de | f2 a2 afed | BA Bd e2 de | f2 af edBA | Bd de d2 :|

Eight comments

ABC notation:

http://www.lesession.co.uk/abc/abc_notation.htm
http://abcnotation.org.uk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABC_(musical_notation)

From your ABCs to one possibility, yours first:

K: Dmaj
AG F2 F2 FEDE F2 A2 A2| AB dedB dBAG 1.F2 E2 E2:| 2.ABde d2:|

|:de f2 a2 af edBA Bd e2| de f2 afed BABd de d2 :|

To this ~

K: Dmaj
|: AG | F2 F2 FEDE | F2 A2 A2 AB | dedB dBAG |[1 F2 E2 E2 :|[2 ABde d2 :|
|: de | f2 a2 afed | BA Bd e2 de | f2 af edBA | Bd de d2 :|

A courtesy is to own your contribution with some comment or confession… 😏

Single reel?

~ or more likely, as a single reel, dropping one of your repeats in the second ending of the A-part = AABB with each part and repetition being 4 bars in length…

K: Dmaj
|: AG | F2 F2 FEDE | F2 A2 A2 AB | dedB dBAG |[1 F2 E2 E2 :|[2 ABde d2 ||
|: de | f2 a2 afed | BA Bd e2 de | f2 af edBA | Bd de d2 :|

Single reel

First sorry for the confusion… : / this is my first tune. The notation threw me a bit. Thank you for your comments, and I like the single reel idea! Thanks!

Yeah. just changed it. looks much better!

Barndance?

Sort of reminds me of a barndance. Gorgeous tune, especially the alternate ending that leads into the second part.

Ender, tell us something about this, like where it comes from? I wasn’t sure how best to get your notice of the ABCs, so I both sent an email and added the same here… At least you managed to catch it before the conversion to dots. There are helpful folk here if you need a second opinion before you get your head around ABCs, don’t hesitate to ask. If it is a composition, check the FAQs before posting more… It will reduce potential agro…

Good luck with the ABCs, they are a useful tool and have been for a very long time, pre-computers and the ascii code…

Yes thank you for your help! I did receive the e-mail, and followed some of those links! About the tune though… it’s a composition of my own. The title comes from my dog Marty. He was a terrier mix that I adopted at the pound. (The black makes me think part scottish.) Sadly he had a terrible habit of chasing everything that moved, even cars… He slipped out without his leash and, well you get it. With the coming of spring and the nicer weather I just realized how much I miss him.

I find it works well with a slightly up tempo version of The Wedding Reel

The story behind it is welcome, thanks… 😉