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Annie McKelvie
#1
I have been trying to get the tabs for the above folk tune by Ian Ingram with very little success.
 I came across this ABC in the Mudcat forum but I am not sure, listening to it,  that it is correct. I was hoping that some of you, with a better ear, would be able to advise.

T:Annie McKelvie
M:3/4
L:1/4
Q:100
C:Iain Ingram
K: D
F/2-E/2| D2 F/2G/2| A3/2 z/2 B/2c/2| d G3/2 B/2| B/2 A3/2 z/2 B/2| A/2 E
3/2 F| G B A| A3| z2 F/2E/2| D2 F/2G/2| A2 B/2c/2| d/2 G3/2 B| B/2 A3/2
z/2 A/2| A3/2 B/2 A| G F E| D3| z2 F/2G/2| F E3/2 F/2| G z A/2G/2| F F G
| A z A| ^G2 G/2A/2| B/2 e3/2 D| d c B| c z A/2A/2| d2 e/2d/2| d c B| B
A G| F z A| A2 E/2F/2| G2 F/2E/2| E/2 D2-D/2-|D2|| 

cheers

Alcluith
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#2
I remember it more like this:

Code:
X:1
T:Annie McKelvie
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=120
C:Iain Ingram
K: D
(FE)|D3  F G2|A2 B2 c2|d2 G2 B2|BA3 [1 zB| A E3  F2|
                                                   G2 B2 A2|F6-      |F4:|\
                                   [2 zA| A3  B A2|G2 F2 E2|D6-      |D4||
FG |F2 E3  F|G3  A G2|F2 F2 G2|A4     zA|^G2 G2 A2|B e3  d2|d2 c2 B2 |c4
AA |d4    ed|d2 c2 B2|A2 A3  G|F4     zA| A3  E F2|G3 F  E2|ED3-  D2-|D4|]

(Somehow the forum display system has messed up my intended monospace).

The tune is basically the same as the one Bogle used for "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" - I wonder what the original is? "Annie McKelvie" is a much better song, anyway.
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#3
I often hear this sung in sessions, and no 2 people sing it exactly the same: so unless you can get your hands on Iain Ingram's original rendition you might have to make do with a folk processed version! I have just listened to 5 YouTube versions: all different!! (And to me, not even any passing resemblance to "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" in any of them!!)
The commonest variant is in the chorus on the words "you'd rather be" - some people go up, others go down! I'm told by a friend of Iain's that going down is correct!
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#4
Tom Laurie's version is likely to be close to the original, I'd have thought.

As for "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda", there's not that much similarity in my opinion.
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#6
Thanks to Alcluith for posting the original tune and to Nigel for providing the website and forum.  I started playing the harmonica a couple of years ago and am always looking for new tunes to add to my collection.  Here is my attempt at the tune.
https://audiomack.com/song/trahciul/anni...-harmonica
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#7
Sounds great, Drifter!
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#8
Just to throw the cat amongst the pigeons, I'm going to "do a Jack"  and suggest that part of the melody of Annie McKelvie is not dissimilar to "The Saffron Kilt"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpDQ_S0QitQ

Many newly composed songs in the traditional idiom have "borrowed" from pipe tunes, as we know.
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