Picture of assorted folk instruments

December 2018

The new tunes for December are Rochdale coconut dance, Drive the cold winter away and The Ball.

Dots: Ball, The, Drive the Cold Winter Away, Rochdale Coconut Da

The full PDF score, which includes everything to date: Dec 2018

The playlist in December will be “by request” – anything from the playlist as long as we play the new tunes at some time during the evening … but please try and suggest the simpler tunes in the first half.

The words to Drive The Cold Winter Away are available from the wonderful English Broadside Ballad Archive. Follow this link to the original and then use the tabs to find a transcription: https://ebba.english.ucsb.edu/ballad/30024/image

Recordings (remember that YouTube can be slowed down):

 

ABC notation:

X:2
T:Ball, The
C:Wm Mittell MS
N:Wm.Mittell,1799
N:England
N:Kent
R:Quadrille
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
d|”G”B2G “D”A2F|”G”GBG D2D|”C”E2E c2B|”G”B3″D”A2d|
“G”B2G “D”A2F|”G”GBG D2D|”C”E2c “D”A2F|”G”G3G2:|
|:B|”D”A2D c2A|”G”BdB G2B|”D”A2D c2A|”G”B3″D”A2d|
“C”e2c “D”A2f|”G”g2d B2G|”C”E2c “D”A2F|”G”G3G2:|

X:9
T:Drive the Cold Winter Away
T:aka All Hail to the Days or The Praise of Christmas
M:6/4
S:A. H. Bullen, A Christmas Garland (London: John C. Nimmo, 1885)
O:17th Century
K:Em
E2|:”Em”G3F E2 “G”B4 e2|”D”d3cB2″Em”g4G2|”Am7″A4B2″C” c3dc2|1 “B”B6-B2 z2 E2:|2 “B”B6-B2 z2 e2|
“G”d3cB2 “Bm7″d4d2|”Am7″c3BA2 “D”c4c2|”G”B3AG2 “D”F4E2|”Em”g6-g2 z2 e2|
“G”d3cB2 “Bm7″d4d2|”Am7″c3BA2 “D”c4c2|”G”B3AG2 “B”F3GF2|”Em”E4-E4 z4||

X:30
T: Rochdale Coconut Dance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K:Gmaj/Em
|: “Em”EFGF E2 B2 | EFGF E2 B2 |”Am” c2 Ac “G/B”B2 GB | “C”AG FE “Dp”D4 |
“Em”EFGF E2 B2 | EFGF E2 B2 |”C” c2 Ac “G”B2 G2 |”D” AG F2 “G”G4:|
|: “G”G2 BB G2 B2 | “D”AGFG ABcA | “G”G2 BB G2 B2| “D”AGFE “Dp”D4 |
“G”G2 BB G2 B2 |”D” AGFG ABcA | “G”BdcB “D”AcBA |1″G”G2 B2 G2D2 :|2 “G”G2B2G4||