12-Whaddever Mk.2

 

The Legend of Zelda (in D, not that it matters.) At least, I guess this is the Legend of Zelda. Sorta. I don’t really play video games. Except for Battlefield 1942. I do play that. But I’ve never played The Legend of Zelda before. But I got a request for it, and so here it is — adapted for tinwhistle from a cell phone ring tone. I hope. You’ll need to be able to crossfinger like a ticked off ninja on a Honda with a tailwind in a hurricane to play it, because it’s all over the place. And here’s a little rant about having the audacity to make a request.

Love Theme from “Titanic” (in D). I have a sinking feeling that this one isn’t COMPLETELY faithful to the original, but it is very playable on a whistle.

A Fairy Tale of New York (in D). A happy song. An upbeat song. The kinda song you want to whistle because you’re glad to be alive. And here’s a whole new experiment in tinwhistle yumminess… Here’s A Fairy Tale of New York sheet music with WHISTLE TAB to boot. Woot!!! Brand new from Full¥Body¥Burn Productions! Never let it be said that we don’t lead the way in coming up with fun things to do with the tinwhistle and then giving those things away!!!

Beer Barrel Polka. Roll out the barrel, we’ll have a barrel of fun. Forget the verse; it blows. But the chorus is cool. And that’s all of the song anyone knows anyway. So play the tune and find folks to sing along with the chorus. It’ll be a barrel of fun. No… really. It will. Don’t look at me like that.

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound. Didja know that the words to the “Gilligan’s Island” theme song can be sung to this tune, and it works just fine? Works the other way, too.:

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found
Was blind but now I see
Was blind but now I see.
 

The Farmer in the Dell Another childhood tune. Better get the farmer out of the Dell before he gets mud all over the hard drive.

Firefly Television theme song. Darn fine one, at that. Man, I loved that show. Why do they always take the good shows off the air.

Found a Peanut Found a peanut, found a peanut just now. Found a peanut and wrote a song. Don’t get out much. Right now.

Gypsy Guitar This is a neat little tune that my wife plays on guitar. I don’t know why, but it must be catchy since here it is. (Of course I tend to catch a lot of things that other people gladly avoid, so there you are.)

It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More The second best love ballad ever written. No, really. It is! Seriously.

Happy Birthday To You You live in a zoo; you look like a monkey and you smell like one, too.

He’s a Jolly Good Fellow The British equivalent to “Happy Birthday to You.” I understand that in England it just isn’t possible to enjoy a good meal in a Mexican restaurant without a bunch of teenage waiters wearing sombreros singing this song to some poor, unsuspecting guy on his Jolly-Good-Fellow Day, which the English have in place of birthdays because they never invented birthday cake so it doesn’t make any sense for them to have birthdays. The English are a strange people with ways different from our own. Oh, and you can get three or four Jolly-Good-Fellow Days every year, since they really aren’t tied at all to any calendar day. Lucky bastards.

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