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Tune Req: Anyone know this tune?

Brian Peters 17 Apr 14 - 01:31 PM
Jack Campin 17 Apr 14 - 08:09 PM
Little Robyn 17 Apr 14 - 09:17 PM
Little Robyn 17 Apr 14 - 09:24 PM
Les in Chorlton 18 Apr 14 - 02:09 AM
Brian Peters 18 Apr 14 - 08:22 AM
Jim McLean 18 Apr 14 - 12:51 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 18 Apr 14 - 01:59 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: Anyone know this tune?
From: Brian Peters
Date: 17 Apr 14 - 01:31 PM

I've come across this tune in a couple of different places (one being a Harry Boardman song about pubs changing for the worse), but I'm sure it belongs to another, probably better-known, song. Any offers? It's my first attempt at writing abc, but it seems to work in the Concertina.net Tune-O-Tron.

X:1
M:3/4
L:1/4
K:D
A, |FFF|FED|CEE|E2E/2F/2|GGG|GFE|DFF|F2F/2G/2|]
AAA|ddd|cBB|E2E/2F/2|GEE/2F/2|GEE/2F/2|GFE|D3]

To play or display ABC tunes, try concertina.net


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Anyone know this tune?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 17 Apr 14 - 08:09 PM

Put it into 4/4 and the second line is more or less the same as the last line of The Jeely Piece Song. And I'm pretty sure that wasn't original either.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Anyone know this tune?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 17 Apr 14 - 09:17 PM

Mitch has found it! It's also the tune for Don Henderson's "It's on".
But it came from the cowboy movie and was called "The Strawberry Roan". It was a poem written by the rodeo rider Curley Fletcher and set to a tune by Nat Vincent.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Anyone know this tune?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 17 Apr 14 - 09:24 PM

Here 'tis.

It's also in the Fiddler's Companion:
STRAWBERRY ROAN. American, Waltz. G Major. USA, Arizona. In the repertory of Arizona fiddler Kenner C. Karchner, who said it was a favorite at rodeos as far back as 1920 (Shumway).

And also in Laws - C1915.

Robyn (with a lot of help from Mitch)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Anyone know this tune?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Apr 14 - 02:09 AM

I seem to remember that Harry played in a bluegrass group in the 50's - maybe that's where he found it.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Anyone know this tune?
From: Brian Peters
Date: 18 Apr 14 - 08:22 AM

Thanks all, especially Little Robyn who may well have nailed it. Unless anyone else can take it back further than 1920...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Anyone know this tune?
From: Jim McLean
Date: 18 Apr 14 - 12:51 PM

I think I can hear Burl Ives singing this.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Anyone know this tune?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 18 Apr 14 - 01:59 PM

The song was being sung before Vincent's adaptation, which added a chorus (not liked by Curley Fletcher).

Montana Slim (Wilf Carter) and others used the tune before Vincent.

See thread 35911, Strawberry Roan.
Strawberry Roan


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