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GUEST,JJ Lyr Req: Down Trinidad (chantey) (43) Tune Add: DOWN TRINIDAD 23 Feb 02


I'm suprised that this hasn't been 'seagulled' (harvested)

Anyway, here's the tune, for anyone interested. (from the Folk Music Journal (1998 Vol 7, No. 4 p486)

In the same source, Carpenter is reported as commenting that the song had a...

...spontaneous rhythm, melody and [a] perfect naturalness of thought and expression. It seemed as nearly capable of singing itself as any chantey I know"

For anyone trying to fit the words to the tune, note that the word Way in the phrase 'Way sing Sunny Dore' lasts for six noes, from the dotted half A to the E. Sing starts on the half note D. The rest should be easy enough to follow.

Carpenter notes a (slight) melodic variation for the second verse, but I've not included it here.

Enjoy

JJ

Name: Down Trinidad

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0000 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 69 110 0336 0 69 000 0048 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0336 0 65 000 0048 1 67 110 0336 0 67 000 0048 1 69 110 0528 0 69 000 0048 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 62 110 0336 0 62 000 0048 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 69 110 0528 0 69 000 0048 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 69 110 0336 0 69 000 0048 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 60 110 0336 0 60 000 0048 1 57 110 0336 0 57 000 0048 1 62 110 0336 0 62 000 0048 1 65 110 0336 0 65 000 0048 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0336 0 69 000 0048 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 62 110 0528 0 62 000
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This program is worth the effort of learning it.

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ABC format:

X:1
T:Down Trinidad
M:4/4
Q:1/4=140
K:C
c4c2A2|c2c2A4|c2c2A2G2|F4G4|A6G2|A2G2F2E2|
D4F2G2|A6c2|c2A2A2G2|F2G2A4|A2D2E2F2|C4A,4|
D4F4|AAA4G2|F2D2E2D2|D11/2||


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