Banks of Newfoundland (1)
X: 1 T: The Banks of Newfoundland T: Up the Pond R:Jig K:D M:6/8 L:1/16 |:f2|a4g2 f2e2d2|e4d2 c2B2A2|B2c2d2 e2f2g2|e2f2d2 c2B2A2| a4g2 f2e2d2|e4d2 c2B2A2|B2c2d2 e2f2g2|f2g2e2 d4:| |:A2|A2B2c2 d2e2f2|g6 f6|B4e2 e2f2d2|c2d2B2 A4A2| A2B2c2 d2e2f2|g6 f6|B2e2d2 c2B2c2|d4f2 d4:| |:A2|A2B2A2 F4G2|A4d2 d4c2|B2c2B2 g4f2|f6 e4A2| A2B2A2 F4G2|A4d2 d4c2|B2e2d2 c2B2c2|d4f2 d4:| |:f2|e2f2d2 c2B2A2|d2c2d2 f2e2d2|d2f2a2 d2f2a2|g2f2e2 d2c2B2| A2B2A2 F4G2|A4d2 d4c2|B2e2d2 c2B2c2|d4f2 d4:|
BANKS OF NEWFOUNDLAND . AKA and see "Up the Pond." Canadian, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning. AABBCCDD. The melody was composed by Chief Justice Francis Forbes in 1820. March as well as jig versions have been popular. It has been the regimental march of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. "Up the Pond" is an alternate the title for the tune stemming from associations with the Royal St. John's Regatta.
Printed source: Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 144, pgs. 92-93.