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Thread #27557   Message #341163
Posted By: NightWing
15-Nov-00 - 12:34 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: The Man in the Moon (J. R. R. Tolkien)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tolkien's 'The Man in the Moon'
Well, drat! I posted this last night, but it seems it didn't get in. *pout*

John,

You may damn me for a blasphemer, but I made a slight change in the tune and now I really like it (for this song). Without changing ANY of the dots, change the key to D major (from D minor). The minor feeling just didn't seem to work for these happy-go-lucky words.

In fact, all I did was to take the ABC and change the value of K: from "F" (D minor) to "D" (D major). ABC2WIN did the rest. This is the first I've used ABC2WIN and it's a VERY COOL TOOL! I have to learn it better.

BB,
NightWing