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Tune Req: convert the WWI song to penny whistle?

GUEST 26 Sep 09 - 03:09 PM
Bernard 27 Sep 09 - 06:49 AM
GUEST 28 Sep 09 - 12:41 AM
Brakn 28 Sep 09 - 04:23 AM
Bernard 28 Sep 09 - 12:05 PM
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GUEST,Vix 07 Mar 13 - 05:43 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: convert the ww1 song to penny whistle?
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 03:09 PM

Can someone please convert the world war 1 song pack up your troubles in your old kitbag to penny whistle D tab sheet format.

I really want to be able to play this song on my penny whistle


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: convert the ww1 song to penny whisle?
From: Bernard
Date: 27 Sep 09 - 06:49 AM

Try this... it assumes you know the tune well enough to figure out where to blow harder! I don't 'do' tab, so don't know the intricacies...


x    x  x    x    x   x  x    x   x   x
x    x  o    x    x   x  x    x   x   x
o    o  o    o    x   x  x    o   x   x

o    o  o    o    o   x   o    o   x   x
o    o  o    o    o   o   o    o   o   o
o    o  o    o    o   o   o    o   o   o
Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag

x   o      x      x
x   x      o      x
x   x      o      o

x   x      o      o
x   x      o      o
o   x      o      o
And smile, smile, smile.

x     x      x x x x   x   x    x    o
x     x      o x x x   x   x    x    x
o     o      o o x x   x   o    x    x

o     o      o o o x   o   o    x    x
o     o      o o o o   o   o    o    x
o     o      o o o o   o   o    o    x
While you've a lucifer to light your fag

x      x     o      o   x
x      o     o      x   x
x      o     o      x   x

x      o     o      x   x
x      o     o      x   x
o      o     o      x   o
Smile, boys, that's the style.

o      x   x   o  o  o x
x      x   x   x  o  x x
x      x   x   x  o  x x

x      x   x   x  o  x x
x      x   o   x  o  x x
x      o   o   x  o  x o
What's the use of worrying

x  x x   x   o    x      x
x  x x   x   x    x      x
x  x x   x   x    x      o

x  o x   x   x    x      o
o  o x   o   x    x      o
o  o o   o   x    o      o
It never was worthwhile, so

x    x  x    x    x   x  x    x   x   x
x    x  o    x    x   x  x    x   x   x
o    o  o    o    x   x  x    o   o   o

o    o  o    o    o   x  o    o   o   o
o    o  o    o    o   o  o    o   o   o
o    o  o    o    o   o  o    o   o   o
Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag

x   x      x      o
x   x      x      x
x   x      x      x

o   x      x      x
o   o      x      x
o   o      o      x
And smile, smile, smile.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: convert the ww1 song to penny whisle?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 12:41 AM

that helped but on my d whistle it sounds off no matter how I play it. would it be possible to have it in C whistle format since it seems I have better luck playing C note songs on my penny whistle then I do with them in the D format. again thanks for helping me with this.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: convert the ww1 song to penny whisle?
From: Brakn
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 04:23 AM

Well done Bernard, that took some typing out!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: convert the ww1 song to penny whisle?
From: Bernard
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 12:05 PM

Erm... it's the same 'format' for a 'C' whistle (in fact, I checked it out on my Clarke 'C' before posting), but the notes come out a tone lower. Not sure what you mean?

The octave notes take a bit of practice to get right without being squeaky and out-of-tune - is that what you mean? Am I correct in assuming that asking for the tab means you are a relative beginner? If not, I do apologise!

The three octaves of D (C) work like this:

x    o    o
x    x    x
x    x    x

x    x    o
x    x    o
x    x    o

That should give you low, mid and high D as a guide to how the other notes should sound.

Leaving the 'top' finger off gives a cleaner note, and is the same as flute fingering.

You can play in G quite easily on a 'D' whistle, which may be better suited to what you want. The only problem is some 'D' whistles need a slightly different fingering for C natural than others, or the note is slightly out of tune. If you want it tabbing that way, I can do it later.

Incidentally, 'Anonymous GUEST' postings are frowned upon on this forum - you're supposed to use a consistent name when posting... but you wouldn't know unless someone told you...!!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: convert the ww1 song to penny whisle?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 11:50 PM

sorry i did not know that! also you will be happy to hear I did get the song right and am now able to play it. I will be setting an account up.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: convert the ww1 song to penny whisle?
From: Bernard
Date: 02 Oct 09 - 03:43 PM

;o)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: convert the ww1 song to penny whisle?
From: GUEST,Vix
Date: 07 Mar 13 - 05:43 PM

Wonderful ! First response to google searching this and perfect. Thanks Bernard.

Tab-wise, I would recommend changing the final note when you're concluding. I'm very early in pennywhistling, so I don't know which note it is but I found covering all the holes on my D whistle gave the right note for the singers.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: convert the ww1 song to penny whisle?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 07 Mar 13 - 08:40 PM

Same format for fingering for any whistle, just the key is different. Though some clever people can manage to play all keys on the one whistle. Life's too short for that.


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