Week #206 ~ Gentle Maiden

  1. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    This week's winner is Gentle Maiden (waltz version). I'm not familiar with this tune.

    Here is a link to the notation on abcnotation.com from John Chambers' abc collection.

    and the abc from that site:

    X: 1
    T: Gentle Maiden
    O: Trad
    R: waltz
    N: Also played as a jig.
    M: 3/4
    L: 1/4
    K: G
    D \
    | "G"G>AG | "D7"FED | "G"d2d | "C"efg | "G"dcB | "G7"A2G | "C"E3- | "D7"E2F |
    | "G"G>AG | "D7"FED | "G"d2d | "C"efg | "G"d>cB | "D7"A2G | "G"G3- | G2 ||
    d \
    | "G7"d>ef | "C"g2g | g2g | gfe | "G"d>cB | "Am"A2G | "C"E3- | "D7"E2F |
    | "G"G>AG | "D7"FED | "G"d2d | "C"efg | "G"d>cB | "D7"A2G | "G"G3- | G2 |]

    I believe this is the same tune:

    If anyone has any more links to add, please do!
  2. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin

    This is a two part version from The Piper's Companion vol 2 both playedon a Gremlin.
  3. luurtie
    I was very happy with this slow tune, the weather's to nice to spend ours of fingerbreaking exercises. I used the old Leo McCafrey version as an example.

  4. Jim Baker
    Jim Baker
  5. Marcelyn
    That is incredibly beautiful, Hendrik--one of the most lovely songs I've heard.
  6. jonny250
    Luurtie that's great, what a musician
    good to be outdoors playing eh! i managed a few minutes on the mando in the garden today, very pleasant. hopefully i'll get a saw video in sometime soon...
  7. Michael Pastucha
    Michael Pastucha
    Great weather and a great performance too!
  8. David Hansen
    David Hansen
    Nice harmony playing Duncan and luurtie, I enjoyed your singing and playing. I really liked the classical guitar video used as an example of the tune so my version is mostly guitar with mandolin coming in the 2nd time through.

  9. luurtie
    Beautiful played and arranged David!
  10. Marcelyn
    Your guitar really does suit this song well, David--what a nice pair of instruments and a beautiful arrangemen for them.
    I like the harmony part too, MM. It adds a lot.
  11. laura809
    I am feeling thankful for a pretty slower tune this week. Very nice versions so far. I think Luurtie's vocal arrangement is one of my favorite examples of this song on youtube. Here's mine.
  12. luurtie
    That was very very Nice Laura! And thanks for the kind words
  13. Marcelyn
    Beautiful tremolo, Laura.
  14. Frankdolin
    Wow! What great versions this week... What a beautiful song
  15. Marcelyn
    The way the chords ring out--it's such an ethereal sound. Really beautiful work, Frank.
  16. Francis J
    Francis J
    I'll second that comment Marcelyn, just beautiful.. and well done to everyone, all of you have produced very different, very tasty music.
  17. Manfred Hacker
    Manfred Hacker
    Beatiful, Frank. Very tasteful tremolo.
  18. Martin Jonas
    Martin Jonas
    I missed out on this beautiful tune when it was current, but I'm catching up now.

    My recording is based on the version in "Celtic Music for Mandolin" by Allan Alexander and Jessica Walsh. They have written a variation which uses the same progression. I'm not sure of its merits as a variation in its own right, but it makes a nice harmony/counter melody part to accompany the traditional tune. I have made it into a trio of two vintage Italian bowlback mandolins and tenor guitar, played somewhat like an Italian waltz, with a light bouncy tremolo. The second mandolin plays the harmony part throughout with the first mandolin and the tenor guitar taking turns played the melody and rhythm.

    1890s Umberto Ceccherini mandolin
    1915 Luigi Embergher mandolin
    Ozark tenor guitar

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