Week #259 Ducks on the Millpond

  1. Marcelyn
    Marcelyn
    This week's winner, Ducks on the Millpond, is a great fiddle tune out of Virginia. You can read some background on it at the Traditional Tune Archive...
    http://tunearch.org/wiki/Annotation:...n_the_Millpond
    Most people go to Emmitt Lundy as the source for this tune. You can hear him fiddling it here...
    http://slippery-hill.com/M-K/GDAE/D/...heMillpond.mp3
    To help get the notes down, here's a recording of Matt Brown playing Ducks on the Millpond through slowly...
    https://www.oldtownschool.org/fiddle...llpond8147.m4a
    Mandolin tab, sheet music, and a midi can be found here...
    http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/am...e_millpond.htm
    I can't seem to find mandolin examples, but here are some good fiddlers to get us started...




    And here's Ducks on the Millpond with a fun twist. Isn't it kind of interesting to compare the fiddle's drone to the pipes in this one?


    There's a tune by Kenny Baker called Ducks on the Millpond too. Here's tab for that one...
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/tab/dotm.txt
    Here's a video...
  2. Dan Krhla
    Dan Krhla
    So quiet? So, the tab in the link above says A, but the main page of the TuneArch linked above has 3 versions in D. Who's working on what? I like the TuneArch page because it has ABC and I can suck it into Tabledit...

    http://tunearch.org/wiki/Ducks_on_the_Millpond

    Here's one of three from that page -

    X:2
    T:Ducks on the Millpond
    M:2/4
    L:1/8
    S:Luther Davis (Galax)
    K:D
    (f/a/a/)(b/ a)f/a/|a/b/a/f/ e/(d/d)|(f/a)(a/ f)d/B/|A/d/B/d/ e/(d/d)|
    (f/a/a/)(b/ a)f/a/|a/b/a/f/ ed|f/(a/a/)a/ fd/d/|A/B/B/d/ e/(d/d)||
    dd f/f/e/f/|d/e/f/f/ e/(d/B/)d/|dd/d/ f/f/e/d/|B/A/B/d/ e/(d/d)||
    dd f/f/e/(d/|d)f/f/ e/(d/B/d/)|dd f/f/e/(d/|B/A/)B/d/ e/(d/d||

    anyone?
  3. Marcelyn
    Marcelyn
    The one I started working on is in D, Dan. I went with Emmitt Lundy's version in the sound clip above. Here's a solo run-through from me. This one is another new favorite of mine.

  4. Michael Pastucha
    Michael Pastucha
    Well done Marcy!
  5. Dan Krhla
    Dan Krhla
    That came out GREAT! Thanks.
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