"Mairi's Wedding" - A popular Scottish wedding march that sounds good on a dulcimer.

The following song is in ABC music format and it should be cut-and-pasted into an ABC converter program like the "abcConverter" on Mandolintab.net. Once you submit your ABC file, the converter will produce a quick and dirty image of your musical score which is then displayed on screen. Above the music, in the center of the screen, you should be able to see these three links:

[MIDI music file]  [PDF Sheet Music]  [ABC source]

The first link will allow you to hear your music as played on a midi player, which is great for learning what a new song is supposed to (kind of) sound like. It's great if you are not sure of the timing of the music. The second link converts the ABC source into a .pdf image of your music which you can then save and/or print to yield prettier sheet music. Then, if you want to view the ABC source again, you can click on the third link. However, to edit your ABC source, you best click on your browser's back arrow to take you back to the original text box holding your ABC source.

Well, I like this song, and I hope you do as well. Enjoy:


= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

X:1
T:Mairi's Wedding
C:Scottish
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:Emaj
E3/2E/2 EF AB c2 | BA FA cB c/2e3/2 |
w:Step we gai-ly on we go, heel for heel and toe for toe_
w:1 1 1 2 4 5 6+ 5 4 2 4 6+ 5 6+ 8
w:~
E3/2E/2 EF AB c2 | BA FD E2 E2
w:Arm in arm and on we go, all for Mai-ri's wed-ding.
w:1 1 1 2 4 5 6+ 5 4 2 0 1 1
w:~
w:Chorus~(above~2~lines)
w:~
w:Verse~1:
e3/2e/2 ef ed c2 |  BA FA cB c/2e3/2
w:O-ver hill ways up and down, myr-tle green and brac-ken brown,
w:8 8 8 9 8 7 6+ 5 4 2 4 6+ 5 6+ 8
w:~
e3/2e/2 ef ed c2 | BA FD E2 E2
w:Past the sheil-ing, thru the town, all for sake of Mai-ri.
w:8 8 8 9 8 7 6+ 5 4 2 0 1 1
w:~
w:(Repeat~the~chorus)
w:~
w:Verse~2:
e3/2e/2 ef ed c2 |  BA FA cB c/2e3/2
w:Plen-ty her-ring, plen-ty meal, plen-ty peat tae fill her creel,
w:8 8 8 9 8 7 6+ 5 4 2 4 6+ 5 6+ 8
w:~
e3/2e/2 ef ed c2 | BA FD E2 E2
w:Plen-ty bon-ny bairns as weel, that's the toast for Mai-ri.
w:8 8 8 9 8 7 6+ 5 4 2 0 1 1
w:~
w:(Repeat~the~chorus)
w:~
w:Verse~3:
e3/2e/2 ef ed c2 |  BA FA cB c/2e3/2
w:Cheeks as red as row-ans are, bright-er far than a-ny star.
w:8 8 8 9 8 7 6+ 5 4 2 4 6+ 5 6+ 8
w:~
e3/2e/2 ef ed c2 | BA FD E2 E2
w:Fair-est of them all by far is our dar-ling Mai-ri.
w:8 8 8 9 8 7 6+ 5 4 2 0 1 1
w:~
w:(Repeat~the~chorus)
w:~
w:(Repeat~Verse~1)
w:~

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Notes:

1.) The song is shown in the Key of E, but sounds just fine when played on a D-A-D' tuned instrument (or any other 1-5-8 tuning). It was arranged to be played on the melody string, so you can play it with diatonic canjos as well.

2.) Scottish vocabulary list:

  • sheiling = small stone hut used by shepherds for shelter in the highlands.
  • creel = a woven basket often used like a backpack to carry heavy loads like bricks of dried peat.
  • rowans = the red flowers of a tree that grows in Scotland.
  • bonny bairns = beautiful children
  • tae = to
  • weel = well

3.) Here is a link to downloard a .pdf version of this song suitable for 1-5-8 tuned stick dulcimers:

Mairi%27s%20Wedding.pdf

Views: 222

Comment

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

Comment by Sean Oliveira on March 10, 2014 at 12:05pm

Awesome!  Thanks!

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

VIDEO: Ben "Gitty" Baker - "The Band Played Walzing Matilda"

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by Jim Morris 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

MOD: Create a Tripod Setup for 2x4 Lap Steel

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles yesterday. 0 Replies

CONTEST: The 2x4 Challenge!!! May 2017

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by Wade on Sunday. 98 Replies

2017 Paint Lid Reso Contest Winners!

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by William J Russell on Saturday. 15 Replies

Quiet piezo's

Started by EzMac in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan on Friday. 16 Replies

Seasick Steve's Homemade Guitars - VIDEO + Lesson

Started by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker in Feature Articles. Last reply by Blind Lemon Cello on Friday. 1 Reply

Slapback rockabilly pedal

Started by Blind Boy Fullers in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat on Thursday. 7 Replies

Blog Posts

Some progress.

Posted by Printer2 on May 13, 2017 at 12:11am 0 Comments

PIECES AND PARTS INSPIRATION

Posted by Allen on May 12, 2017 at 3:17pm 0 Comments

Bending Time Again

Posted by Printer2 on May 8, 2017 at 9:05pm 1 Comment

Latest Activity

Derek Rose commented on Jim Morris's video
Thumbnail

Country Roads on 3 String Tin Box Guitar

"Always liked John Denver and this tune. Good version Jim and fine sounding build."
3 minutes ago
Derek Rose commented on Ryuji Ding Yamazaki's video
Thumbnail

Poor Man 6 String Fretless Small Resonator Guitar

"Cool build and very nice playing!"
6 minutes ago
Derek Rose liked Ryuji Ding Yamazaki's video
7 minutes ago
Arnold Kelly shared Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)'s discussion on Facebook
17 minutes ago
Arnold Kelly liked Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)'s discussion 2017 Huntsville AL Cigar Box Guitar Fest announced! - JUNE 2 & 3 - Performers, info, tickets & links
17 minutes ago
Derek Rose commented on Brent Briggs's video
18 minutes ago
Derek Rose liked Brent Briggs's video
18 minutes ago
Derek Rose commented on Derek Rose's video
Thumbnail

Hell to Pay - an original song

"Nancy, you made my day! Thanks so much for the kind remarks and love the kitty pic.  :)"
22 minutes ago
Papa D posted a photo
25 minutes ago
Jim Morris commented on Jim Morris's video
27 minutes ago
Erasmo Coco posted a video

Spring Day

Guitar and harmonica played in a rack. It's a beautiful day.This just seems to fit.
27 minutes ago
Jim Morris commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

Foundwood 2017 BCB New Build A D Eker

"Beautiful build! Whew, I thought your voice changed. I'll watch for the sound sample."
29 minutes ago

CigarBoxGuitar.com Knowledgebase Articles

Music

Loading…

© 2017   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service