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Thread #102082   Message #2067055
Posted By: Bob Bolton
03-Jun-07 - 06:18 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
Subject: Tune Add: THE BOLD KELLY GANG
G'day again,

I see that Sandra has scanned (where practicable) her copy of Six Authentic Songs from the Kelly Country for the three songs not already posted, somewhere!

I had not raided it simply to post the words - but meant to post the tunes (if only in Alan of Australia's "No Longer Supported by Mudcat" MIDItext format) - which will still work for those with the program ... and an operating system old and polite enough to read it ...! Anyway, it does yield the tune in ABC Format, which can be read back into real music at a number of (non-Mudcat) translation sites ... or even read by "letters"!

This is the one Sandra's scanner would not play speakies with: The Bold Kelly Gang (with 'ellipsis' to indicate the evasive forms of the day). Personally, I would see this as an obvious example of the "City Push" (street gangs of late 19th century Sydney and Melbourne... "Larrikins") songs - more influenced by the Music Hall stage performers than the folk traditions of the Kellys' Irish ancestors.

I haven't nudged this up the the tempo I usually use for MIDI transcriptions. Given the 'tonguetwister' pace of the song - it probably gains from learning at a slightly slower pace. I have also left it in its 'collected' key: F major. This was a very common key back when the most common accordion (and, I suspect, Anglo concertina) key set was C/F ... and fiddles - strung with gut strings ... in a very hot and dry climate ... were usually kept a tone lower than the rather higher Concert Pitch of the day - to protect tham from ripping apart on really hot days!

I will email the MIDI files to Mmario, at the end of the exercise.

Regards (Enjoy!),

Bob


MIDI file: boldkelg.mid


Timebase: 240


TimeSig: 4/4 24 8

Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)

Start

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End


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ABC format:


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