Aug 312011
 

I danced in the morning when the world was young;
I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun;
I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth,
At Bethlehem I had My birth.

Dance, dance, wherever you may be;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said He.
And I lead you all, wherever you may be,
And I lead you all in the dance, said He.

I danced for the scribes and the Pharisees;
They wouldn’t dance, they wouldn’t follow me.
I danced for the fishermen James and John;
They came with Me so the dance went on.

Dance, dance, wherever you may be;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said He.
And I lead you all, wherever you may be,
And I lead you all in the dance, said He.

I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame;
The holy people said it was a shame.
They ripped, they stripped, they hung Me high–
Left Me there on the cross to die 

Dance, dance, wherever you may be;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said He.
And I lead you all, wherever you may be,
And I lead you all in the dance, said He.

I danced on a Friday when the world turned black;
It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back.
They buried My body, they thought I was gone —
But I am the Dance, and the Dance goes on!

Dance, dance, wherever you may be;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said He.
And I lead you all, wherever you may be,
And I lead you all in the dance, said He.

They cut me down and I leapt up high;
I am the life that will never, never die.
I’ll live in you if you’ll live in me —
I am the Lord of the Dance, said He.

Dance, dance, wherever you may be;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said He.
And I lead you all, wherever you may be,
And I lead you all in the dance, said He.

The Tune: The Lord of the Dance in D (PDF)

Aug 262011
 

Here comes the bride… all filled with pride.

I don’t know what possessed me to actually post this today… other than maybe having “here comes the bride: big, fat and wide” stuck in my head. But, here it is… should there ever be a need for it. A bridal march tinwhistle parody.

Actually, I’m surprised there hasn’t been a request….

And here comes the usher, grand toilet flusher…

The tune: Bridal March in G (PDF)

Aug 252011
 

Another theme song — this one was a request. Chris says:

Hey,

Keeping with the whole puppet thing you’ve got going on, is there any chance you could get the Fraggle Rock theme song?

I downloaded Fraggle Rock for my kids to watch, and it’s just awesome watching them bust a gut laughing at the same shows I used to laugh at.

Also, I’m not sure if it’s sacrilege or not, but I’ve printed out a note chart for a Ukulele and now I go back and forth between the Uke and the Tin Whistle.

I’m thinking of quitting my job so I can spend more time playing tin whistle.  I’ll let you know how that works out…

As a matter of fact, I’ve got that right on hand. I’ve played it on a flute, but it will work on a tinwhistle with only a little bit of crossfingering. So… here it is. Chris then went on to mention that he is “also brainstorming a Midi-controlled, tin whistle robot.”

Will it shoot lightening from its eyes, Chris? It’s not complete until it shoots lightening from its eyes.

Dance your cares away
Worry’s for another day
Let the music play
Down at Fraggle Rock
Work your cares away
Dancing’s for another day
Let the Fraggles play
We’re Gobo Mokey Wembley Boober Red
Dance your cares away
Worry’s for another day
Let the music play
Down at Fraggle Rock
Down at Fraggle Rock 

The tune: Fraggle Rock (Theme) in G. (PDF)

Aug 242011
 

It’s time to play the music; it’s time to light the lights.
It’s time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight…

The Muppets are at least in part responsible for making me who I am today. Kinda explains a lot, doesn’t it?

 

The Muppets (in G) PDF

The Muppets (in G, Alternate) PDF

Aug 212011
 

Ivory Lady

By request, here are two version of the reel The Ivory Lady. There is one version in G, which is much more playable, and one version in D, which is the key requested. To play in the key of F, the first one should be played on a Bb whistle and the second one on an F whistle. (Pick a low F and not a high F or else you may damage the hearing of nearby housepets.)

The Ivory Lady in G (PDF)

The Ivory Lady in D (PDF)