Grandfather's Tune (1)
X: 1 T:Grandfather's Tune  T:Sheepshearing R:Reel C:Trad. O:England M:4/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=210 K:D "D"F2A2 B2c2|dcde f2 a2|"Em"g2f2 e2d2|"A"c2B2 A2G2| "D"F2A2 B2c2|dcde f2 a2|"Em"g2f2 eABc|"D"d2f2 d4:| |:"Em"e4 f4|g2f2 e4|g2f2 e2d2|"A"c2B2 A2G2| "D"F2A2 B2c2|dcde f2 a2|"Em"g2f2 eABc|"D"d2f2 d4:|
GRANDFATHER'S TUNE. AKA - "Grandfather's Polka." AKA and see "Sheepshearing." English, Morris Dance Tune (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The tune has been employed in the North-West England morris dance tradition for a polka step. Phillip Heath Coleman  has identified the tune as "a simplified ('disarpeggiated') and rather zippy version of the "Cliff Hornpipe". One member of the [Dorset Trio] described it as his "grandfather's tune", whence the popular title of the version now in circulation." The Dorset Trio consisted of musicians playing fiddle, concertina and cello.