Gray's Second Change

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X:1 T:Gray's Second Change C:Graham Townsend (1942-1998, Ontario) M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig N:Play with lots of swing D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/grays-second-change D:Silver Eagle SE 10962, "Graham Townsend's 100 Fiddle Tunes" (1990) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:F c|~a3 aeg|f3 fAB|c=Bc d2A|{d}c2B BAB| b3- bfa|g3 gef|e2G GAB|dcB Acf| ~a3 aeg|f3 fAB|c=Bc d2A|{d}c2B BAB| b3- bfa|g3 gzf|ege cde|f3 fzz|| |:CFA c=Bc|dc=B cAF|CFA c=Bc|dcA BGE| CEG BAB|cBA Bze|bge cde|1fed cAF:|2 f3 fzz||



GRAY'S SECOND CHANGE. Canadian, Jig (6/8 time). Canada, Ontario. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB'. Composed by Ontario fiddler Graham Townsend [1] (1942-1998). Part of the title is somewhat of a mystery, as the tune is a jig, commonly played as the 'first change' for sets in Ontario. However, the first word in the title, 'Gray', refers to Gray Townsend, Graham's son, who played drums in his band. The first strain is similar to Andy Dejarlis's "Early Bird Jig."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Graham Townsend (Graham Townsend's 30 Canadian Fiddle Tunes), 1994. Ed Whitcomb (Canadian Fiddle Music, vol. 1), 2012, p. 139.

Recorded sources: - MBF Records 552, "Graham Townsend's 30 Fiddle Tunes." Silver Eagle Records SE-10962, "Graham Townsend's 100 Fiddle Hits- 35th Anniversary Collection" (1990).

See also listing at:
Hear Graham Townsend's recording at Slippery Hill [2]
Hear Patti Kusturok's version on youtube.com [3]



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