2009-02-21

Do you know this tune?

Here's a song I wrote: [lead sheet] [midi] [mp3].

At least I hope I wrote it. I have a nagging suspicion that I may have accidentally plagiarized the first 2 and last 4 measures from somewhere, but I cannot for the life of me locate the source. Perhaps they are original after all. Have you heard them before? It would have to be before 1990, which is when I first remember diddling this.

I'm not posting any lyrics. The meter is common enough that there should be plenty of Western verse that fits the tune. If you think the mood somehow matches Danish poet Halfdan Rasmussen's wonderful Noget om skærsommernætter (which I do not have legal permission to set to music), I assure you that it must be pure coincidence.

Updated 2009-05-10: Horrible typos in chord progression on the lead sheet fixed.

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