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Thread #11304   Message #3329857
Posted By: Artful Codger
27-Mar-12 - 07:22 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Good Old Concertina (Lawson)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Good Old Concertina (Lawson)
This is my setting of "The Good Old Concertina"--written with a companion reel and polka for the English concertina rather than the Anglo. The song part, transposed from F to G, can probably be accompanied by Anglo--the chords are pretty standard--but the reel and polka might pose a challenge.

You can find generated MIDIs and PDFs, including a MIDI of the combined work, through my catalog thread: Artful Codger. Sorry for the indirection, but I haven't set up a permanent home for these files yet, and have no editing privileges in this thread to update links.

Also, do NOT try to feed these ABCs to the Concertina.net converter--it has serious bugs and limitations. Instead, use the folkinfo.org ABC Converter, which works much better in general, and produces higher-quality scores.


ABC notation:

X:200
T:The Good Old Concertina
C:Text by Henry Lawson, January 1891
C:Music by Robert Wahl, March 2012
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P:AAA
M:2/2
Q:1/2=100
L:1/4
K:F
P:A
C | "F"FF2A/F/ | "Gm"DDGF | "C"EGD>E | "F"DCz C |
w: 'Twas mer-ry when the hut was full of jol-ly girls and fel-lows, We
"F"F>FAc | "Bb"BAGF | "G7"D>DAF | "C"AGz A |
w: danced and sang until we burst the con-cer-ti-na's bel-lows. From
"Bb"BBdB | "F"A/B/c2 A/A/ | c>dcF | "C"AGz F |
w: dis-tant Dar-ling to the sea; from the Downs to Riv-er-i-na, Has
"Bb"D>D"F"CF | "Bb"D>D"F"CC | "Gm"D>^CDF | "C"(EF)GE | "F"F<Fc>A |
w: e'er a gum in all the West not heard the con-cer-ti--na, The good old con-cer-
"C"AGz E | "Bb"FDB,F | "C"GECB | "Gm"A>B"C7"GA | "F"GFz ||
w: ti-na? Has e'er a gum in all the West not heard the con-cer-ti-na?
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Music copyright \251 2012 by Robert Wahl.
All rights reserved.
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Twas merry when the hut was full of jolly girls and fellows,
We danced and sang until we burst the concertina's bellows.
From distant Darling to the sea; from the Downs to Riverina,
Has e'er a gum in all the West not heard the concertina,
    the good old concertina?
Has e'er a gum in all the West not heard the concertina?

'Twas peaceful round the campfire blaze, the long white branches o'er us;
We'd play the tunes of bygone days, to some good old bush chorus.
Old Erin's harp may sweeter be, the Scottish pipes blow keener;
But sing an old bush song for me to the good old concertina,
    the good old concertina.
But sing an old bush song for me to the good old concertina.

'Twas cosy by the hut-fire bright when the pint pot passed between us;
We drowned the voice of the stormy night with the good old concertina's.
Though trouble drifts along the years, and the pangs of care grow keener,
My heart is gladdened when I hear that good old concertina,
    that good old concertina.
My heart is gladdened when I hear that good old concertina.
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X:201
T:The Good Old Concertina (reel)
C:Robert Wahl, 2012
%%partsbox 1
P:ABAB
M:2/2
Q:1/2=100
L:1/8
K:F
P:A
A2 |: "Bb"BABd "F".c2.A2 | "C7"G^FGB "Dm".A2 .=F2 | "G"DEFA "G7"GFED | "C".C2{=B}c2 .C2 GA |
"Bb"BABd "F"cAGF | "G7"DEFA "C"GEDC | "Bb"DFEG "Gm"FBdG |1 "C"ABGE "F"F^FGA :|2 "C"ABGE "F"F2 ||
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P:B
EF |: "C"GECG "F"AFCA | "Bb"Bdfg "C7"efgc | "F7"agf_e "Bb6"dcBA | "G7"GFED "C"CEG=B |
"F"c=BcA "Bb".d2.d2 | "A7"e^de^c "Dm".f2 f_e | "Bb6"dcBA "C"GcBG |1 "F".F2{^G}.A2 .F2 EF :|2 "F".F2{^G}.A2 .F2 ||
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Music copyright \251 2012 by Robert Wahl.
All rights reserved.
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X:202
T:The Good Old Concertina (polka)
C:Robert Wahl, 2012
%%partsbox 1
P:ABA
M:2/2
Q:1/2=100
L:1/4
K:F
P:A
c/B/ |: "F"A/B/.c F/G/.A | "Bb"DF "F"CF/E/ | "Bb"DB,/D/ "F"CD/E/ | FA "C"Gc/B/ |
"F"A/B/.c F/G/.A | "Bb"DF "F"CF/E/ | "Bb"D/E/F "C"GF/E/ |1 "F".F.A F c/B/ :|2 "F".F.A "_Fine"F ||
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K:C
P:B
E/F/ |: "C".G.G "F"AG/^F/ | "C".G.cEG | "Dm"F/G/ "G".A DF | "C"EcG E/F/ | GG "F"A/=B/c/d/ |
"C"ec "Am7"f/e/d/c/ | "D"A/=B/c/A/ "G7"Bd |1 "C"c{^d}e c E/F/ :|2 "C".cz "C7"c"_D.C."y ||
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Music copyright \251 2012 by Robert Wahl.
All rights reserved.
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