The Starter List

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Note 2: The full PDF starter score is here: Almeley SS – Month 1

  • Albert Farmer’s Bonfire Tune
    PDF Score: Albert Farmer’s Bonf
    Recording (starts at 1:20).
    ABC:

    X:1
    T:Albert Farmer's Bonfire Tune
    C:Albert Farmer
    M:4/4
    L:1/4
    K:D
    d/e/ |:"D"f>d A F | "A"G G/F/ G2 | e/d/c/A/ B c | "D"d/f/f/d/ A d/e/ |
    f>d A F | "A"G G/F/ G2 | "Em"e/d/c/A/ "A"B c |"D"d3 d/e/:|
    "D"f f/d/ f f |"A"g/e/ "D"f/d/ "A"e>f | g/f/e/d/ c/A/B/c/ |"D"d/f/f/d/ A d/e/ |
    f>d A F |"A"G G/F/ G2 | "Em"e/d/c/A/ "A"B c|[1 "D"d3 d/e/:|[2 "D"d3 |]
  • Bear Dance
    PDF Score: Bear Dance
    ABC:

    X:2
    T:Bear Dance
    Z:Paul Hardy's Session Tunebook (see www.paulhardy.net). Creative Commons cc by-nc-sa licenced.
    R:Polka
    C:Trad.
    O:Flanders
    M:2/4
    L:1/16
    Q:1/4=100
    K:Em
    "Em"B2E2E3A|B2E2E3A|"G"G2G2F2G2|"D"A6GA|"Em"B2B2"D"A2A2|"C"G2G2"Bm7"F4|"Em"E2G2"D"FED2|"Em"E8:|
    |:"Em"E2GGE2G2|"D"FED2D4|"Em"E2GGE2G2|"D"A6GA|"Em"B2B2"D"A2A2|"C"G2G2"Bm7"F4|"Em"E2G2"D"FED2|"Em"E8:|
  • British Grenadiers
    PDF score: British Grenadiers
    ABC:

    X:3
    T:British Grenadiers
    M:4/4
    L:1/4
    K:G
    D|"G" G D G A| B2 "D"AB/2c/2| "C"d G"D"B/2A/2G/2F/2|"G" G3 D|"G" G D G A| B2 "D"AB/2c/2|"C"d G"D"B/2A/2G/2F/2|"G" G3|
    |:B/2c/2|"G" d3/2 e/2 d c| B c d G | "C"e ed/2c/2B/2A/2|"G"G2 "D"F D| "G"G F/2G/2 "D"A G/2A/2|"G" B A/2B/2 "C"cB/2c/2| "G"d G"D"B/2A/2G/2F/2| "G"G3:|
  • Captain Lanoe’s Quick March
    PDF score: Captain Lanoe’s Quic
    ABC:

    X:4
    T:Captain Lanoe's Quick March
    N:Similar to Marionets cotillion
    R:jig
    M:6/8
    L:1/8
    O:England
    A:Yorkshire
    K:G
    |: "G"G2B d2d | "C"gfe "G"d2d | "D"cdc "G"BcB | "D"AGA "G"B2G| "G"G2B d2d | "C"gfe "G"d2d | "D"cdc "G"BcB | "D"AGF "G"G3 :|
    |: "Em"B3B3 |BAB "C"c3 | "G"B2c d2c | "D"B2A "G"B2G | "Em"B3B3 | BAB "C"c3 | "G"Bdg dBG | "D"A3 "G"G3:|
  • Cock of the North
    PDF score: Cock of the North
    ABC:

    X:5
    T:Cock of the North
    M:6/8
    L:1/8
    K:G
    P:A
    dc|"G"B2B BAG|B2d "C"e2d|"G"B2B BAG|"D"A3 d2c|
    "G"B2B BAG|B2d "C"e2d|"G"B2B "D"ABA|"G"G3-G :|
    P:B
    d|"G"g2d "C"e2d|"G"g2d "C"e2d|"G"B2B BAG|"D"A3-A2d|
    "G"g2d "C"e2d|"G"g2d "C"e2d|"G"B2B "D"ABA|"G"G3-G2 :|
  • Constant Billy
    PDF score: Constant Billy
    ABC:

    X:6
    T:Constant Billy
    R:jig
    M:6/8
    L:1/8
    K:G
    |: D|"G"G2d BAB|"C"c2A "D"FED|"G"BAG "C"E2E|1"D"DEF "G"G2:|2"D"DEF "G"G3||
    |:"G"Bcd "C"e2e|"D"ABc "G"d2d|"G"Bcd "C"e2e|"(A)"ABc "D"def|"G"g2 d BAB|
    "C"c2A "D"FED|"G"BAG "C"E2E|1"D"DEF "G"G2 B:|2"D"DEF "G"G3||
  • Fox and Geese
    Note: if the Am and Em are a bit tricky, substitute C and G in the same places
    PDF score: Fox and Geese
    Recording
    ABC:

    X:7
    T:Fox and Geese
    M:6/8
    L:1/8
    S:Greenwich Tune Book 2008, John Offord
    K:G
    |: "G"G2d dcB | "Am"A2B "D"c3 | "G"BAG "Em"GAB | "Am"A2G "D"FED |
    "G"G2d dcB | "Am"A2B "D"c3 | "G"BAG "C"c2B | "D"AGF "G"G3 :|
    |: "D"F2G AFD | F2G ABc | "G"d2B d2B | dBG "C"dBG |
    "D"F2G AFD | F2G ABc | "G"dBG "C"c2B | "D"AGF "G"G3 :|
  • Galopede
    PDF score: Galopede
    ABC:

    X:8
    T:Galopede
    M:4/4
    L:1/8
    K:G
    P:A
    dc|"G"B2 Bc "D"A2 AB|"G"G2G2G2 AB|"C"cBcd edcB|"D"A2A2A2 dc|
    "G"B2 Bc "D"A2 AB|"G"G2G2 G2 AB|"C"cBAG "D"FGAF|"G"G2G2G2:|
    P:B
    |dc|"G"B2 gf"C"e2e2|"G"dcBc"D"A2 dc|"G"B2 gf "C"edcB|"D"A2A2A2dc|
    "G"B2 gf "C"e2e2|"G"dcBc "D"A2 GA|"G"BdcB "D"AcBA|"G"G2G2G2||
    P:C
    Bc|"G"d2d2d2g2|"G"d2d2d2g2|"G"d2d2 "C"edcB|"D"A2A2A2 Bc|
    "G"d2d2d2g2|"G"d2d2d2g2|"C"edcB "D"dcBA|"G"G2G2G2||
  • Hunt the Squirrel
    PDF score: Hunt the Squirrel
    Recording – note that this is in D whereas we’ll be playing it in G!
    ABC:

    X:9
    T:Hunt the Squirrel
    R:Jig
    C:Trad.
    O:Sussex England
    M:6/8
    L:1/8
    K:G
    "G"G2d d2e|d3B3|GAB "D"A2"G"G|"G"GAB "D"A2"G"G|"G"G2d d2e|d3B3|GAB "D"A2G|"G"G3-G3:|
    |:"C"c2d edc|c2d edc|c2d e2f|"C"g3-g "D"fe|"G"d2B d2B|d2B d3|"Em"GAB "D"A2G|"G"G3-G3:|
  • Jimmy Allen
    PDF score: Jimmy Allen
    ABC:

    X:10
    T:Jimmy Allen
    S:Kevin Briggs, via EF
    M:4/4
    L:1/4
    K:G
    P:A
    G/2A/2|"G"BG GA|B2 GA/2B/2|"D"cA AB|c2 BA|"G"Gg "C"ge|\
    "G"d2 B3/2c/2|dd "D"c/2B/2A|"G"G3:|
    P:B
    B/2A/2|"G"Gg gf|ed cB|"Am7"Aa ag|"D"fd ef|"G"g3/2a/2 "C"ge|\
    "G"d2 B3/2c/2|dd "D"c/2B/2A|"G"G3:|
  • Man In The Moon, The
    Note: if you’re worrying about the chords marked ‘G/B’ and ‘Am’ in the B part,  substitute a G and C chord respectively.
    PDF score: Man in the Moon, The
    ABC:

    X:11
    T:Man in the Moon, The
    C:Scan Tester
    R:Waltz
    M:3/4
    L:1/8
    K:G
    |:D2|"G"G3A G2|"D"F2E2D2|"G"G2A2 B2|"C"c3 BA2|
    "G"d4 c2|"D"B2c2A2|"G"G6-|G4:|B2|"G"d6|
    "G/B"d6|"Am"c2A2B2|"D"c6|"G"B3cB2|"G/B"d2B2G2|
    "A"E2F2G2|"D"A4D2|"G"G3A G2|"D"F2E2D2|"G"G2A2 B2|
    "C"c3 BA2|"G"d4c2|"D"B2c2A2|"G"G6-|G4|
  • Michael Turner’s Waltz
    PDF score: Michael Turner’s Wal
    ABC:

    X:12
    T:Michael Turner's Waltz
    M: 3/4
    L: 1/8
    R: waltz
    K:Gmaj
    |:GA |"G"B2 BG "D"cA |"G"d2 d2 gf |"C" e2 eg fe |"G"d2 B2 GA |
    "G"B2 BG "D"cA | "G"d2 d2 "D"cA | "G"G2 G2 "D"AB | "G"G4 :|
    |: AB | "Am7"c2 cd Bc |"D" A2 A2 Bc |"G"d2 de "D"cd | "Em"B2> G2 gf |
    "C"e2 eg fe | "G"d2 B2 GA | "G"B2 Bc "D"AB | "G"G4 :|
  • Oyster Girl
    PDF score: Oyster Girl
    ABC:

    X:13
    T:Oyster Girl
    N:From Maggie Moore
    R:jig
    M:6/8
    L:1/8
    K:G
    B2c|: "G"ded B2 G|"D"A2F D3|"G"G2G BGB|"D"d2c A3|
    "G"ded B2g|"C"f2e "Am7"c2e| "D"ded cBA|1 "G"G3 B2c:|2 "G"G3 d2c||
    |:"G"Bcd Bcd|"C"e2c"Am7"e2c|"D"ABc ABc|"G"d2Bd2d|
    "G"ded B2g|"C"f2e "Am7"c2e|"D"ded cBA|1 "G"G3 d2c:|2 "G"G3-G z2||
  • Plane tree, The
    PDF score: Plane Tree, The
    Recording
    ABC:

    X:14
    T:Plane Tree, The
    R: jig
    M: 6/8
    L: 1/8
    K:Emin
    |:"Em"EGB EGB|"Am"cBA "G"B3|"C"cde "G"dcB|"D"AGA "Bm7"B3|
    "Em"EGB EGB|"C"cBA "G"B3|"C"cde "G"dcB|"D"AGF "Em"E3:|
    |:"C"efg "D"f2e|"G"ded B3|"C"cde "G"dcB|"D"AGA "Bm7"B3|
    "C"efg "D"f2e|"G"ded B3|"C"cde "G"dcB|"D"AGF "Em"E3:|
  • Portsmouth
    PDF score Portsmouth
    ABC:

    X:15
    T:Portsmouth
    C:Playford 11th ed 1701
    Q:1/4=180
    M:4/4
    L:1/8
    K:G
    D2|"G"G3A BAGF|"C"E4e4|"G"d2B2"C"cBAG|"D"A6D2|
    "G"G3A BAGF|"C"E4e4|"G"d2B2"D"cBAB|"G"G6:|
    |:d2|"G"g2ga bagf|g2d2B2d2|g2B2"C"cBAG|"D"A6D2|
    "G"G3A BAGF|"C"E4e4|"G"d2B2"D"cBAB|"G"G6:|
  • Rattlin Bog
    PDF score Rattlin Bog
    ABC:

    X:16
    T:Rattlin Bog
    M:4/4
    L:1/8
    K:G
    |:"G".B2z2"G/B"B2>A2|"C"G2E2E4|"G"D2G2 GFGA|"D"B2A2A4|"G".B2z2"G/B"B2>A2|"C"G2E2E4|"G"D2d2"D"d2c2|1"D"B2A2"G"G4:|2"D"B2A2"G"G2>A2||
    "G"B2G2"D"A2GA|"G"B2G2"D"A2GA|"G"B2d2d2c2|"D"B2A2A2GA|"G"B2G2"D"A2GA|"G"B2G2"D"A2GA|"G"B2d2"C"d2c2|1"D"B2A2"G"G2>A2:|2"D"B2A2"G"G4||
  • Salmon Tails
    PDF score Salmon Tails
    ABC:

    X:17
    T:Salmon Tails
    M:4/4
    L:1/8
    K:G
    |:"G"G2E2D2E2|"G"G4G2A2|B2d2"D"A2BA|"C"G2E2"Dp"D4|"G"G2E2D2E2|"G"G4 G2A2|"C"B2d2"D"A2BA|"G"G4G4:|
    "G"B2d2"G/B"d4|"C"c2e2"D"e4|"G"d2B2"D"A2BA|"C"G2E2"Dp"D4|"G"B2d2"G/B"d4|"C"c2e2"D"e2>f2|"G"g2f2"D"e2d2|e2f2"G"g4|
    "G"B2d2"G/B"d4|"C"c2e2"D"e4|"G"d2B2"D"A2BA|"C"G2E2"Dp"D4|"G"G2E2D2E2|"G"G4
  • Speed The Plough
    PDF score Speed The Plough
    ABC:

    X:18
    T:Speed The Plough
    M:4/4
    L:1/8
    Z:Revision March 2011
    K:G
    P:A
    |:"G"GABc dedB|dedB dedB|"C"c2 ec "G"B2 dB|1"D"c2 A2 A4:|2"D"c2 A2"G"G4|
    P:B
    "G"g2g2g4|"C"g2 fe "G"d4|"C"c2 ec "G"B2 dB |1"D"c2A2A4:|2"D" c2A2"G"G4|
  • Sussex Carol, The
    PDF score Sussex Carol, The
    ABC:

    X:19
    T:Sussex Carol, The
    M: 6/8
    L: 1/8
    K:G
    d \
    |: "G"d2B "C"c2d | "G"BAG "D"A2F | "G"G2G "C"ABc | "D"B2A "G"G3 :|
    || "D"A3 "Am"A2G | "D"ABc "Am"dcB | "D"A3- "Am"A3 \
    |[M:9/8] "G"d3 "C"e3 "G"d3 |[M:6/8] "Am"c2B "D"AGA | "G"G3 z3 |]
  • Sussex Cotillion, The
    PDF score Sussex Cotillion, The
    Recording
    ABC:

    X:20
    T:Sussex Cotillion, The
    O:England
    C:Trad
    M:4/4
    L:1/8
    K:G
    |:"G"G4"D"d4|"Em"B2AB G2AB|"C"c2B2"Am"A2G2|"D"FGAF D3D|
    "C"E4"D"F4|"G"GFGA "Em"G2"C"c2|"G"B2AG "D"A2GF|"G"G4G4:|
    |:"G"dedc B2d2|"G"dedc B2d2|"C"e2d2"D"e2f2|"G"g4"D"d2ef|
    "G"g2fe d2cB|"C"e2dc "G"B2AB|"C"c2B2"Am"A2G2|"D"F2EF D2D2|
    "C"E4"D"F4|"G"GFGA "Em"G2"C"c2|"G"B2AG "D"A2GF|"G"G4G4:|
  • Three  Around Three
    PDF score Three Around Three
    Recording (with a few variations)
    ABC (for a chord variation you could try C – Em – Am – D in bars 3 and 4 of the A part):

    X:21
    T:Three Around Three
    R:Polka
    M:4/4
    L:1/8
    K:G
    |:"G"d2BA G2G2|"D"A2BA "G"G2D2|"C"EDEF "G"G2AB|"C"c2B2"D"B2A2|
    |"G"d2BA G2G2|"D"A2BA "G"G2D2|"C"EDEF "G"G2Ac|"G"B2"D"A2"G"G4:|
    |:"D"d2ef "G"gfed|"C"e2e2efge|"G"d2B2BAG2|"D"FGAB A4|
    |"D"d2ef "G"gfed|"C"e2e2e2"G"d2|"C"ef g2"D"fg a2|"G"g4g4:|
  • Tip Top Polka
    PDF score Tip Top Polka
    ABC:

    X:22
    T:Tip Top Polka
    T: Bacup Coconut Tune
    M:4/4
    L:1/8
    K:G
    Bc|"G"d2d2 dedc | B2B2 B2GA | B2B2B2d2 | "D"A6 AB |"C" c2c2 cdcB | "D"A2A2 A2G2 |
    FGAB cdef | "G"[1 g2g2 g2 Bc [2 g2g2 g4 :: "C"g2e2 "D"edef | "G"g2d2 d2 GA | B2B2 A2G2 |
    "C"e4"Bm"d2 ef| "C"g2e2 "D"edef |"G" g2d2d4 |"Am7" cBAB "D"cdef | "G"g2g2 g4 :|
  • Uncle Bernard’s Polka
    PDF score Uncle Bernard’s Polk
    ABC:

    X:23
    T:Uncle Bernard's Polka
    M:4/4
    L:1/8
    K:G
    |:"G"G2A2B2c2|d3e dc B2|"D"c3d cB A2|"G"B3c B2A2|
    "G"G2A2B2c2|d3e d2g2|"C"fedc "D"B2A2|1"G"G4"D"A4:|2"G"G2G2B2d2 ||
    |:"C"g2g2"D"f2e2|"G"d3e dc B2|"D"c3d cB A2|"G"B3c B2d2|
    "C"g2g2"D"f2e2|"G"d3e d2g2|"C"fedc "D"B2A2|1"G"G2G2B2d2 :| "G"G4G4 ||
  • Untitled (Sussex) Polka, The
    PDF score Untitled (Sussex) Polka
    ABC:

    X:24
    T:Untitled (Sussex) Polka, The
    T:aka The Sussex Polka
    C:Aylmore MS, Sussex
    S:A version of an untitled polka from the MS collection of William Aylmore, clarinettist, West Wittering, Sussex, dated 1796-1818, and later included as No.52 in 'The Sussex Tunebook' (now out of print). The Aylmore MS is stated to be deposited in the archives of the Sussex Archaeological Society, Barbican House, Lewes, as part of the MacDermott collection of Sussex Music (Source article: The Musical Times, Vol. 95 No. 1338 (August 1954) pp. 436-438).
    S:Transcribed from a field recording by Steve Dumpleton
    M:2/2
    L:1/8
    K:Gmaj
    P:A
    |: GA | "G"B2 B2 Bdce | d2 G2 G2 AB | "C"c2 ec "G/B"B2 dB | "Am7"AGAB "D"A2 GA |
    "G"B2 B2 Bdce | d2 G2 "G/B"g4 | "C"edcB "D"dcBA | A4 "G"G2 :|
    P:B
    |: Bc |"G"d2 d2 "D"d2 ef |"G"g2 d2 d2 ef | gfed "C"edcB |"Am7" cBAG "D"A2 GA |
    "G"B2 B2 Bdce | d2 G2 "G/B"g4 | "C"edcB "D"dcBA | A4 "G"G2 :|
  • Will’s Way
    Notes: this is in the mixolydian mode (it has a flattened 7th note in the scale) so that’s why it appears to be in D major, but lacks a C# in the key signature.
    Melodeon players will find that most of the tune is on the D row, but the G row is needed for: the B in bars 2 and 6, the C and A in bars 4 and 12, and the F# in bars 7 and 15 which, because it’s with an A chord on the pull, is usually button 2 on the G row)
    PDF score Will’s Way
    Recording
    ABC:

    X:25
    T:Will's Way
    R: reel
    M: 4/4
    L: 1/8
    K:Dmix
    "D"DEFG A2 A2 | "G"BA B2 "D"A4 | DEFG A2 B2 |"C" c2 B2 B2 A2 |
    "D"DEFG A2 A2 | "G"BA B2 "D"A4 | DEFG "A"F2 E2 | "D"D4 D4 :|
    "D"d2 A2 AG F2 | d2 A2 A2 F2 | DEFG A2 B2 | "C"c2 B2 B2 A2 |
    "D"d2 A2 AG F2 | d2 A2 A2 F2 | DEFG "A"F2 E2 | "D"D4 D4 :|
  • Young Collins
    PDF score Young Collins
    ABC:

    X:26
    T:Young Collins
    M:2/2
    L:1/8
    A:Bledington
    K:G
    P:A
    |:"G"GABc d2d2|"C"c2e2 "D"A2Bc|"G"d2d2 "C"e2dc|"D"B2A2 "G"G4:|
    P:B
    |:"C"E2D2 EFG2|"D"A2A2 "G"G3 A|B2A2 Bcd2|"C"e2e2 "D"dcBA |
    "G"GABc d2d2|"C"c2e2 "D"A2Bc|"G"dd2 "C"e2dc|"D"B2A2 "G"G4:|

     

 

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