Morpeth Rant

Morpeth Rant is the tune you don’t play too soon after St. Anne’s Reel. The B parts are just close enough that you could drift back into St. Anne’s.

The variation I have is close to the way I play it. And it’s a little different from what you find in tune collections. I think this version has been influenced by what I call the Alachua group of Florida fiddlers.

I heard some of them playing the tune in a way that caught some good drone strings, and with a strong danceable rhythm. They say imitation is the sincerest form of theft, and I don’t doubt it. I bear testimony.

Fiddle tab chart for Morpeth Rant
Morpeth Rant in fiddle tab

Just a reminder: the initials D.C. at the bottom mean da capo. A term in standard music, it means go back to the top.

Here’s the pdf for Morpeth Rant.

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