The Disused Railway slip jig

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Disused Railway has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Disused Railway has been added to 39 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Disused Railway
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
B2d dcB fBB | B2d cBA a3 | B2c dcB gBB | B2d cBA B2A |
B2d dcB fBB | B2d cBA a3 | B2c dcB gBB | B2d cBA B2c |
d2e fed add | d2f ecA ecA | d2e fed aee | f2b b2a b3 |
a2g fed def | e2d cBA ecA | B2c dcB fBB | c2d cBA B2A|
X: 2
T: The Disused Railway
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
B2 c dcB fdB | B2d cBA ecA | B2 c dcB fdB | B2 d cBA B3 :|
d2 e fed afd | d2 f ecA ecA | d2 e fed afd | fbb b2 ^a b3 |
a2 g fed def | e2 d cBA ABc | B2c dcB fdB | B2 d cBA B3 |]

Eight comments

The Disused Railway

This tune is played in Liz Knowles’ album. It is the second tune of the 5th track, after Hardiman The Fiddler and before The Man of Aran.

Composer?

Is it a Liz Knowles chune? Fits nicely on the GHB.
Cheers!

The Disused Railway

Are these g’s in the third and seventh bars supposed to be g’s or should they be f’s?

G’s in the third and seventh bars

I think they work better as f’s myself.

And should that be a c at the beginning of the last bar of the tune or a B as in bars 4 and 8?

Is this a Scottish tune?

Is this a Scottish tune?

The Disused Railway, X:2

A rough transcription of the way it’s played on the Battlefield Band’s 1978 album At the Front. They don’t credit a source in the sleeve notes, and I don’t know any background to it. It sounds to me like a bagpipe tune, but that is speculation.

Re: The Disused Railway

Ah, thanks, Paul.