It is currently Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:36 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 
 Post subject: The Yellow Rose Of Texas
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:55 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 27, 2004 3:37 am
Posts: 788
Location: Germany, half an hour west of "Old Brunswick" (Braunschweig < Brunswieck)
Does somebody by chance know (and could post :) ) the B part of this (Oldtime) tune?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:34 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:45 pm
Posts: 18663
Location: San Diego, CA
You can find three 1858 editions of the original sheet music at the Lester S. Levy collection:

http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/levy-search.html

Search for "Yellow Rose" in the titles. I'm not sure there *is* a B part, since the verse and chorus are identical.

_________________
Vivat diabolus in musica! MTGuru's (old) GG Clips / Blackbird Clips

Joel Barish: Is there any risk of brain damage?
Dr. Mierzwiak: Well, technically speaking, the procedure is brain damage.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:13 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 27, 2004 3:37 am
Posts: 788
Location: Germany, half an hour west of "Old Brunswick" (Braunschweig < Brunswieck)
Thanks a lot, MTGuru. I feared too that there is no B part. Anyway - it seems to be a reel-version of the Irish jig "Patsy Geary´s".
In the early sixties there was this pop radio hit to the melody of "Yellow Rose ..." over here:
"Wenn die Sonne scheint in Texas
und die gelben Rosen blühn
..."
howwwwl :)

Then (many years ago) I heard by chance Oldtime fiddlers (Matt and David Haney) on a tour over here play the tune.


Last edited by Hans-Joerg on Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:40 am, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:27 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:03 pm
Posts: 810
Location: Baltimore, Maryland USA
This is intriguing. Might someone link an audio link of the Old Time version under discussion?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:57 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:45 pm
Posts: 18663
Location: San Diego, CA
Hans-Joerg wrote:
Thanks a lot, MTGuru. I feared too that there is no B part. Anyway - it seems to be a reel-version of the Irish jig "Patsy Geary´s".

Yes, the A part of Patsy Geary's is certainly closely related.

You know, as I think about it ... It seems to me that on the rare occasions when we've played The Yellow Rose at sessions, just for fun, there is a sort of B part that goes with it. Something like this:

X:1
M:4/4
K:G
d2|B6 AB|c6 Bc|d2f2 f2ef|g2d2 B2A2|
B6 AB|c6 Bc|d2f2 f2ef|g2 g2 g2:|

That's assuming that the A part is played in D, with a key change (modulation) to G in the B part. But I could be remembering this wrong, or confusing it with another tune.

_________________
Vivat diabolus in musica! MTGuru's (old) GG Clips / Blackbird Clips

Joel Barish: Is there any risk of brain damage?
Dr. Mierzwiak: Well, technically speaking, the procedure is brain damage.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:09 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:45 pm
Posts: 18663
Location: San Diego, CA
Ceann Cromtha wrote:
This is intriguing. Might someone link an audio link of the Old Time version under discussion?

I've heard several Old Time settings called "The Yellow Rose of Texas". They've morphed pretty far from the original song, and they differ from each other. One is a waltz, IIRC.

The Fiddler's Companion gives one setting that looks like it's supposed to be played as a breakdown, with the A and B parts reversed:

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/YEL_YM. ... E_OF_TEXAS

There's also a very nice mp3 here with fiddle/banjo/guitar, a slower setting with a unique B part. Look almost at the bottom of the page, under "Spring '04":

http://stringband.mossyroof.com/

_________________
Vivat diabolus in musica! MTGuru's (old) GG Clips / Blackbird Clips

Joel Barish: Is there any risk of brain damage?
Dr. Mierzwiak: Well, technically speaking, the procedure is brain damage.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:29 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:03 pm
Posts: 810
Location: Baltimore, Maryland USA
Thanks, MTGuru!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
[ Time : 0.063s | 13 Queries | GZIP : On ]
(dh)