Accordion CD 5, Scottish
Waltzes, etc. Vol. 2 Ted McGraw, Mar. 2021
1. Ho Ro My Nut Brown Maiden,
2. Westering Home, Comin’
Thro’ the Rye, Waltz & dbl
3. 100 Pipers, Waltz & Jig
4. Flow Gently Sweet Afton,
5. Jock Mackay, A Gordon For
6. Jock O’ Hazeldean, We’d
Better Bide A Wee, My Nannies
Awa’, The Auld Scots Sangs
7. Kelvin Grove, Green Grow
the Rashes, The Laird O’
Cockpen, There Grows A Briar Bush
8. My Love Is Lke A Red Red
My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean
9. Jelly Well Spread Waltz, Roaring Jelly (Smash the
Windows), Off She Goes Jig
10, Ash Grove, Jenny Jones,
11. Let Me Call You
Sweetheart, Forever & Ever,
In The Shade of the Old Apple
12. On Top of Old Smoky, Home
On the Range,
13. Ye Banks & Braes, Oft
In the Stilly Night,
Ned of the Hill
14. Northern Lights of
Aberdeen, Oh Dear, What Can
the Matter Be
15. I Belong to Glasgow, Liverpool Lou
16. I Lo’e Nae A Laddie, Logie
O Buchan, There’s Nae Luck
17. Black Velvet Band, Twenty
18. Mts. of Mourne, Spancil
Hill, Claddagh Ring
The following notes are the
sources from which I first got the tunes included here as best as I can recall.
There were other sources as well that may have had some influence on what is
recorded here. The recordings are not professionally polished. I did some
editing to the tune ends and to eliminate some dead space that creeped in from
time to time. There may be some mistakes. The purpose was to document my tunes
while I’m still able to play the button accordion. This CD was recorded using a
Beltuna Sara 3 in C#D, MMM, with 2 sets of Artigianna reeds and one set of
1. Ho Ro My Nut Brown Maiden is a
unique version off Jim McHardy’s record, BL 2472. Lunan Bay is the first tune
written by Jimmy Shand was recorded on Beltona BL2356, solo, and Parlphone F-3449 with his band.
2. First heard Westering Home
sung by Fr. Sydney MacEwan on Phillips EP NBE 11057. I double timed Comin’
Thro’ the Rye at the end.
3. 100 Pipers is a well know tune
which I also double timed at the end.
4. Flow Gently… and Sally Gardens
I learned from a Paddy Noonan album.
5. Jock MacKay & A Gordon For
Me are from Jimmy Shand, F-3463.
6. The Jock O’Hazeldean medley is
from one of Jimmy Shand’s waltz books. Shand recorded it on EP GEP 8735.
7. The Kelvingrove medley is also
from one of Jimmy Shand’s waltz books. Some of it was recorded by Jimmy on
8. My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose
is from Kenneth McKellar, EP DFE 6274. My Bonnie… is a common tune I’ve known
9. Jelly Well Spread is from a
Jim McHardy 78. BL 2417.
10. The Ash Gave & Jenny
Jones is from Jimmy Shand’s first Beltona record, BL 2229. I added Leezie
Lindsay to the medley.
11. The Let Me Call You
Sweetheart medley is from my memory of Frank Murphy’s playing.
12. Old American songs.
13. Ye Banks & Braes… is from
the singing of Fr. Sydney MacEwan, Columbia DC 486. Oft in the Stilly Night is
from Jimmy Finucane and John McCormack’s recording. I probably didn’t learn Ned
of the Hill until I heard Al O’Donnell singing it.
14. The Northern Lights was sung
in the early years of the Harps Club. I first heard the whole song from Robert
Wilson accompanied by Jimmy Shand’s Band on HMV 7EG8374.
15. I Belong to Glasgow chorus
was also sung locally. I first heard the whole song when I got Will Fyffe’s
1929 recording reissued on a 45, Columbia SEG 7746. I think Liverpool Lou was
popular sometime in the ‘70s.
16. Three more tunes from the
Jimmy Shand waltz books.
17. Black Velvet Band from Johnny
Kelly’s recording, PYE 7N17322. 21 Years from Dermot Hegarty’s recording,
18. Three more well known Irish
waltz tunes to finish up this CD.