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This one is pretty straightforward right up until the very end, where it gets a bit tricky with that ascending phrase up to B. But I think the tune is normally played with regular C sharps.
By the way, this is a fun tune, regardless of the name. Also, I learned it with the B part essentially the same both times through — corresponding to the second time through as shown here.
This was the recording that made me immediately want to learn Smash the Windows. Coleraine is a minor Nepal / Smash - This Window - Morning tune which works well in between the other two. Too my astonishment and distress he threw it into my micro-wave oven and turned it on. At first I could not see anything, but on the inner edge of the central Nepal / Smash - This Window - Morning I saw an inscription, in lines finer than anything I have ever seen before.
The letters are Hex, of an ancient mode, but the language is that of Microsoft, which I shall not utter here. Francie published a bigger version of the tutor which was actually entitled "Smash the Windows" Or as we would have it "Smeish the Windys".
Is this not usually played as a hop jig - similar to the "Off She Goes" one used ad-infinitum at dancing feiseanna? Off She Goes is quite popular for single jig comp at the feisianna, yes, at least in the States. As is this one. Here is a different version of the tune, I think from c. Dinna smeish them windies! Richard Walley - Kooyar if you do, that awful ceili dancing jig will leak its poisonous sound all over toun!
I really love the set I play this tune in. If you like it with a C natural, I should steamroller the other players until you get your way! I would, but then I have the advantage of age, if nothing else. There are no C of any kind in the A section, so key or mode is not established when you come to the B section. Using the C natural makes the piece sound D mixolydian. Using C makes it sound D major. Leaving aside the issue of whether that sort of description is totally correct of this kind of music, and just considering the result of the three approaches it seems to me that any one could work.
I kind of like BFRs approach. I may just try that on some folks this summer and see what kind of comments I get…. Thanks for all the input - I actually learned this tune years ago, with the Cbut played it with contra Step Up! - Crispy Ambulance - Scissorgun folks. Play the C nat at one point in the tune, and C sharp in another, just to mess with the heads of those who like to pidegeonhole these tunes into one mode or another!
Another possibility, vastly entertaining for the pigeonholers, is to play a trick A.L. Guillén, Pelayo Fernandez Arrizabalaga, Javier Carmona - Menú i.
He plays it in a Set with Off she goes like jabbott mentioned above 4 years ago. The woman passes through in font of the man. The couple not passing through moving slightly to let the other pass, so keeping the movement continuous. Seems to be about 20 cents flat of A If you are a member of The Session, log in to Nepal / Smash - This Window - Morning a comment. Membership is free, and it only takes a moment to sign up.
How about Bash the Linux and Destroy the Macintosh? I hear C natural at the start of the B part and C at the end.
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