This collection includes more than 1600 scores with sheet music and tabs for guitar plus midi files of the tunes. Old time fiddle tunes derived from european folk dance tunes such as jig, reel, breakdown, schottische, waltz, two step and polka. You can get calvins official sheet music from his website. Hildebrands a rose tree from the ballad opera, a poor. Oldtime, bluegrass, jigs, hornpipes, rags, waltzes, and a few surprises. The title comes from a song set to the tune called a rose tree in full bearing.
Every reference i can find has this tune in d major but the mp3 and sheet music above are in a major every reference i can find has this tune in d major but the mp3 and sheet music above are in a major. Fiddle tunes welcome to the adirondackappalachian composer. Imagine playing the celtic fiddle tune the rose tree in brisbane city centre, queensland. Turkey in the straw used to be a dance song for people of all ages. Transcriptions and audio files of over 550 traditional fiddle tunes from old recordings, festivals, jams and workshops. The rose tree is a traditional english reel 44 time, although scotland and ireland also lay claim to this tune. Click on the tune name for the sheet music pdf file, the piano keys piano keys. The note says it dates from the mid 18th century and is known wherever english is spoken. This song was popular in colonial america, but was originally based on an irish tune.
The note says it dates from the mid 18th century and is known wherever english is spo. Tabs for each volume are also available for banjo and fiddlemandolin here. Cj sharp met 72year old john mason in stowonthewold workhouse. Rockin fiddle rose of alabama roxanna waltz rubber dolly run johnny run russian rag rutlands reel rye straw sail away ladies sally ann sally goodin sally in the garden sally johnson salt creek salty salty dog rag san antonio rose sandy boys sandy river belle santa anas retreat santa claus saturday night rag say old man can you play the. The rose tree traditional page 3 3 i learned this tune here in new england, when i first moved here almost forty yearsd ago, to go to school.
I saw some people on youtube playing the rose tree in d and decided to imitate. The apple tree for the fiddle, try transposing this tune down to g. Between 1966 and 1968 notated music retrieved from the library of congress, s. This version is from a missouri fiddle workshop taught by charlie walden in january 2015. In the late 1820s and early 1830s, turkey in the straw was performed in minstrel shows by blackface actors and musicians, notably george washington dixon. The identification of turkey in the straw with the rose tree was independently made by alan jabbour, who says of the two tunes the only conspicuous difference in the melodic contours is that the rose tree drops to the tonic in the third phrase of the second strain, while the american tunes thrust up to the octave for rendering much the same melodic material.
Bluegrass college fakebook free sheet music and tab for banjo, bass, dobro, fiddle, guitar and mandolin for a good selection of bluegrass standards. Turkey in the straw music transcription library of congress. Brown maintains the tune served as a rhythmically enlivened transitional melody between the rose tree and the song old zip coon curiously published in 1834, five years before the knauffs printing of natchezthe two tunes were probably older than their publications, which closely follows natchez harmonically and melodically save. For a more detailed search, take a look at the kinds of information page. Turkey in the straw is by now close to universal as an american fiddle tune, being played not only in the upper south but in every region of the country. The title comes from a song set to the tune called a rose tree in full bearing, first appearing in print under that title in english composer william shields opera the poor soldier 1782, lyrics by john okeeffe. Turkey in the straw was initially a popular tune for fiddle players.
Its a set of 4 books with coordinated arrangements for fiddle, clawhammer banjo, flatpick guitar, and mandolin. Its not often a fiddle tune becomes controversial, but thats happening. The site focuses on dance and fiddle tunes from several regions around the north atlantic. Rose in the mountain sals got mud between her toes santa claus. Westphalia waltz fiddle tune omfa fiddlers jamboree honor, mi. The girl i left behind me fiddle tune a day day 182 honestly, before i played this song, i didnt know much about the girl i left behind me. Lee weddin tune lonesome fiddle blues long cold winter long time to get there lost girl.
Turkey in the straw folklife today library of congress blogs. Tabs for each volume are also available for banjo and fiddle mandolin here. Turkey in the straw music transcription library of. Katy hill land of lincoln lee weddin tune make a little boat missouri road road to columbus sally goodinoctave part santa claus scotland shelby rock spider bit the baby stony lonesome sugar tree stomp zions march blaine sprouse cherokee maggie. The girl i left behind me fiddle tune a day vi wickam.
Millinerkoken collection of american fiddle tunes larry. Fiddle tablature and sheet music on this page, members may directly download the tablature and notation to your computer. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Natchez under the hill fiddle tune a day day 328 vi.
The first part of the song is a contrafactum of the ballad my grandmother lived on yonder little green, aka my grandma lived on yonder little green, aka my grandmas advice, published in 1857 by horace waters, 333 broadway, new york, which itself is a contrafactum of the irish ballad the old rose tree. Travis inman old time fiddler traditional fiddle and. I am looking to take my fiddle playing to the next level, would love tips on improvising and intonation. The millinerkoken book lists all cross tunes in the key of a aeae despite what cross tuned pitch the fiddler may have been using. Celtic fiddle tune the rose tree brisbane cbd youtube. Below are all the current tune volumes which come with the lifetime membership mp3 backup downloads and tablature. The first part of the songs tune may be derived from the ballad my grandmother lived on yonder little green which was a derivative of the irish ballad the old rose tree.
However, it now is mostly considered to be a childrens song. I knew that it was a popular civil war era tune, and that the a part of it appears in the swing tune american patrol along with redwing. Turkey in the straw is a very well known american fiddle tune instrumental. With downloadable sheet music scores, chords, tabs for mandolin, mp3 audio and midi music tracks. Transcriptions and audio files of over 550 fiddle tunes from old recordings, festivals, jams and workshops, notated by john lamancusa. The tune is one of hundreds composed by canadian fiddler calvin vollrath. The only conspicuous difference in the melodic contours. The fiddle may be accompanied by banjo or other instruments but are nevertheless called fiddle tunes. The identification of turkey in the straw with the rose tree was. Tune of the month, fiddling sheet music, midis, mp3s, videos. Topics relating to fiddles, fiddling, fiddlers and fiddle music press j to jump to the feed. The tunes are mostly ones commonly played in music sessions from the irish, bluegrass, oldtime, english, canadian, scottish and european traditions. Turkey in the straw is a wellknown american folk song dating from the early 19th century. The tune was named for the fiddler, one port from huntingdon county, pa.
Those listed with are original tunes ive composed click here to see the sheet music for many of my original tunes. A rose tree from the 18th century british ballad opera, the poor soldier, sung by david and ginger hildebrand. Heres a list of the tunes i can play on the fiddle some better than others. Its an innocent playful melody that has been around for centuries. Rose tree fiddle tune, key d american bluegrass, old time. Every reference i can find has this tune in d major but the mp3 and sheet music above. If you have found it useful and would like to support its development, please click one of the buttons below you can either donate via paypal or with any of the major credit debit cards. Common session tunes from bluegrass, oldtime, english. A tune by this name has been recorded together with the dashing white sergeant lots of times, the rakes of mallow a few times, tripping on the mountain a few times, maggie in the woods a few times and old grey cat a few times. Bampton traditional morris dancers perform the rose tree in the garden of little place, bampton, oxfordshire towards the end of a damp spring bank holiday in 2011. The milliner koken collection of american fiddle tunes note.
Tunes in fiddler magazine audio and video files beginning with the winter 201415 issue, many of the tunes printed in fiddler magazine are being made available here as mp3 or video files. Turkey in the straw is potentially derived from the ballad my grandmother lived on yonder little green which is said to come from the tune the rose tree. The abc website has taken many, many hours of work. Whether the varieties of american fi ddling style preserve irish. A 19th century minstrel tune related to natchez under the hill and old zip coon, the melody goes further back, to scotland and ireland and tunes such as the rose tree, the bonny black eagle, and glasgow hornpipe. I am studying music at uni but we just do not get the support we need for our instruments and i cant afford a teacher at present. The thing is, the name turkey in the straw originated in the early 1800s from minstrel shows. The rose tree and turkey in the straw old time, celtic, traditional english.
Each tune is presented in several different backup arrangements slow and fast guitar backup, guitar and banjo, guitar and fiddle, so that you may choose the one that best fits your needs. Folk tune finder is a search engine for folk tunes in abc notation. Free sheet music and tablature for fiddle tunes arranged for mandolin. Fiddle rose garden 23054, yosagun, kyoto, japan 6292262 rated 4. Simply rightclick the link, then choose save link as. Click on the tune name for the sheet music pdf file, the piano keys to hear a synthesized midi file, or for a recording. Mason had played fiddle for the sherborne morris set and possibly others and, as well as providing sharp with a number of tunes, he volunteered the address of william hathaway in cheltenham, the location of sherborne morriss george simpson near didcot and gave other leads towards participants in the longborough, bledington.
Turkey in the straws lyrics can be rightly considered to be nonsense verses. The editor says that a general resemblance exists between this tune and sabbath summons in mccurry, pg. Shield did not compose the melody, but rather adapted an existing, older tune, which may have been irish and which may have been given to shield by okeeffe although this is speculative at this time. The rose tree the shetland fiddler the snouts and ears of america. Still, i use a lot of left hand techniques to liven up the melodic nature of the piece. This is an online fiddle lesson for the bluegrass song turkey in the straw. Topics relating to fiddles, fiddling, fiddlers and fiddle music.625 628 473 650 437 1475 1289 1047 983 987 1036 659 870 287 766 1458 756 920 615 904 935 602 191 270 59 165 1252 1459 341 199