Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Reels, Jigs and Waltzes Tune Book PDF

I'm about to embark on a trip to St. John's Newfoundland for the next week or so.  I've created a homemade tune book pdf of mandolin tab (AKA tenor banjo tab) to take along with me for playing while I'm there.  It contains a mixture of "reels" (4/4 or 2/4 time including hornpipes, polkas, schottisches, two-steps, rags, breakdowns), jigs (6/8 time) and waltzes (3/4 time including a mazurka). Basically these are my favorite tunes right now. I may do some busking in an area with a lot of foot traffic and see if I can make any drinking money!

Click on this link to download the tune book pdf.

My tenor banjo is tuned GDAE so my tab is the same as standard mandolin tablature.

The following tunes are included:

Reels
Farewell to Whiskey
Staten Island
Rakes of Mallow
Whalen’s Breakdown
Swamplake Breakdown
Sackett’s Harbor
Arkansas Traveler
Soldier’s Joy
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Temperance Reel
Eli Green’s Cakewalk
Kitchen Girl
Sligo Creek
Nail that Catfish to a Tree
Tralee Jail
Flop Eared Mule
Scotland the Brave
Golden Slippers
Johnny Mickey’s Polka
Road to Boston
Over the Waterfall
Horace Hanesworth
Big Scioty
Jump in the Well
Johnny Johnny Don’t Get Drunk
Locust Tree
Quince Dillon’s High D
Old Grey Cat
Keel Row
Glenburnie Rant
Cripple Creek
Cluck Old Hen
Frosty Battle of Aughrim
Almando’s Polka
Stone’s Rag
Walking Uptown Foxtrot

Jigs
Banks of Lough Gowna
Lilting Banshee
Geese in the Bog
Pipe in the Hob
Star Above the Garter
Road to Lisdoonvarna
Fair Jenny’s Jig
Garry Owen
Andy’s Jig
Old Red Barn
Little Burnt Potato
Joys of Wedlock
Dancing Susan
The Butterfly
Kesh Jig
Swallowtail Jig
Clouds Thicken
Minnesota 6/8 Two Step
Camp Pleasant Jig
Sonny Brogan’s Jig

Waltzes
Black Velvet Waltz
Valse Clog
Cajun Walt
Uff Da! Waltz
Madame Sosthene
Ryerson’s Waltz
Grandpa’s Mazurka
Grandpa’s Waltz
Abner Juve’s Waltz
Johnny Homme’s Waltz
Valse Quadrille
Birch Hills Waltz

I noticed a type-O in Road to Lisdoonvarna - it should be an E in a couple places where I have a B shown, and a couple other tunes have some notes out of place I'm sure but for the most part this is fairly accurate.  Cheers.

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