Ducks On The Pond barndance

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Ducks On The Pond has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Ducks On The Pond
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: [A,4E4] [A4e4] | edef g4 | B2Bc BAGA | BABc BAG2 |
[A,4E4] [A4e4] | edef gaba | g2e2 d2B2 |1 A3B A4 :|2 A3B A2e2||
|: aebe a2g2 | edef g2g2-| gfga bagf | edeg age2 |
aebe a2g2 | edef g2ba | g2e2 d2B2 |1 A3B A2e2 :|2 A3B A4 ||
X: 2
T: Ducks On The Pond
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(e {fg}| a)bag [e/2A/2]-d/2[e/2A/2]f/2 g(e/2g/2- | g/2)(a/2b/2a/2) g(a/2g/2 ec)(e^g a)[aA]- |
a(a/2g/2 a)(g e/2d/2)(e/2f/2) g/2-a/2b/2-a/2 | g/2-f/2e/2-=c/2 dB[A3/2A3/2][A3/2A3/2] [eA]- | [aA]bag e/2-c/2e/2-f/2 [gB]([e/2B/2][g/2B/2]-|

Four comments

Not a bad set of dots for this tune.

The source of this tune is Henry Reed … here is a less skeletal transcription right from his playing…

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=afcreed&fileName=reedt002/afcreedreedt002.db&recNum=0&itemLink=D?afcreed:3:./temp/~ammem_ywMR::

The high part of the tune is played first. Ive noticed that the low part is much more interesting in Henry Reed’s version. BUt this often the case before these old tunes get "contra-fied"…

Henry Reed Version

Wow, that’s gnarly! If I get motivated I’ll ABC it and blat back here, unless of course you care to. Thanks

Henry Reed Version

I’m working on it right now, but the unsons and ties look really messy when my program makes sheet music, perhaps I should leave them out, here’s the first two lines as they appeakr on that page, let me know what I should do

X:1
T:Ducks in the Pond
M:4/4
K:D
(e {fg}| a)bag [e/2A/2]-d/2[e/2A/2]f/2 g(e/2g/2- | g/2)(a/2b/2a/2) g(a/2g/2 ec)(e^g a)[aA]- |
a(a/2g/2 a)(g e/2d/2)(e/2f/2) g/2-a/2b/2-a/2 | g/2-f/2e/2-=c/2 dB[A3/2A3/2][A3/2A3/2] [eA]- | [aA]bag e/2-c/2e/2-f/2 [gB]([e/2B/2][g/2B/2]-|