Home Sweet Home Schottische

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T:Home Sweet Home Schottische
% NFF Book 2022
% Bush Traditions recording played by Ray Mulligan
C:Sir Henry Rowley Bishop (1787-1856)
S:collected from Arthur Foster, Killarney Vale, NSW
S:John Meredith collection, NLA Bib ID 645243
B:J Meredith, R Covell & P Brown, Folk Songs of Australia Vol 2, UNSW Press, 1987, p265
N:The tune was originally composed as a waltz by Henry Bishop in 1823.
H:"Collecting from Arthur Foster was akin to watching a magician pulling rabbits
H:out of a hat. Almost every other item was a surprise. When he announced 
H:'Home Sweet Home' I expected the usual mournful rendition, but instead he
H:played an arrangement that must have poor Sir Henry Bishop spinning in his grave.
H:'Home Sweet Home' arranged by bushman Alec Broadis as a lively schottische.
H:Never before had I realised that the old tune contained passages that sounded
H:like 'Waltzing' Matilda' and others like excerpts from 'The Drovers dream'".
H:John Meredith, FSA vol 2, p264
G>A|"G"B>BB2"C"c>Bc2|"G"d>d d<dB2d>B|"D7"c2-c>Bc2A2 |"G"G>A B>cd2G>A|
B>BB2"C"c>Bc2|"G"d>d d<dB2d>B|"D7"c2-c>B c<BA2|"G"G4z2B<d|
"G"g>gg2"D7"f2"C"e2|"G"d>d d<dB2d2|"D7"c>c c>Bc2A2|"G"G>A B>cd2(3def|
"G"g2g2"D7"f2"C"e2|"G"d>d d<dB2d>B|"D7"c2-c>Bc2A2|"G"G6:||

Home Sweet Home Schottische - played by Ray Mulligan

Additional Information

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| Arthur Foster | John Meredith Collection |