Ripple of the Teign

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X: 2 % T: Ripple of the Teign C: Bob Cann S: Bob Cann M: 6/8 L: 1/8 R: jig F: https://thesession.org/tunes/11287 K: Dmaj |: f |\ aba fgf | ded ABA | ABc def | g2 f e3 | gag efe |[1 cec ABA | ABc def | b2 a f2- :| [2 cec Ace | c’ba gfe | d3- d2 || K: GMaj |: B |\ d^cd BAB | GFG DED | DEF GAB | c2 B A3 | cdc ABA |[1 FGF DED | DEF GAB | e2 d B2- :| [2 FGF DFA | fed cBA | G3- G2 |]



RIPPLE OF THE TEIGN. English, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Devon melodeon player Bob Cann [1] (1917-1990). Barry Callaghan (2007) notes that source Cann used to alternate between the keys of G and D when playing the tune. He also explains that Cann did not write down the second strain until some considerable time after the first part, and that in the interim other second strain sections had been appended to the first.
Bob Cann


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 63.

Recorded sources: - Old Hat Music OH2CD, “The Old Hat Dance Band” (1992). Topic TSCD 752, Old Hat Dance Band – “Stepping Up” (2004. Various artists). Veteran VT138CD, Bob Cann – “Proper Job: Melodeon playing from Dartmoor recorded 1952-1988” (1999). Veteran VT, The Dartmoor Pixie Band – “Stepping It Out!” (1993). Veteran VT113DR, Bob Cann’s Pixie Band – “A Dartmoor Country Dance Party.” X-Tradition TMM1927CD, The Posh Band – “English” (1999).



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