Traditional Irish Music
Here's one that has a really simple tune played over and over, but one that can be embellished and arranged to really give the player a chance to "show-off."
Sailor on the Deep Blue Sea is an "Old Time" tune (sometimes referred to as "Bluegrass"), and is about a young maiden who loses her sailor to the sea. Very tragic tale, and while this one is an American tune/song, it has a lively beat to it, and in perfect alignment with Celtic, seafaring tunes. ... A lot of fun.
Sailor on the Deep Blue Sea. Arranged in G-Major by the Kelticdead for easy play with the G-Diatonic Harmonica. (It'll be coming out as one of KelticDead Broadsides on my website soon with links to my KelticDead YouTube site, https://www.youtube.com/kelticdead .)
Here's the lyrics to this tune, and as mentioned, one can alternate playing single notes and then as harmonized playing. There's a lot of opportunity to ad-lib with this one. Lively at 120 beats per minute.
The lyrics as performed by The Carter Family : 1929 recording:
It was on last Sunday evening
Just about the hour of three
When my darling started to leave me
To sail on the deep blue sea
He promised to write me a letter
He promised to write to me
But I haven't heard from my darling
Who is sailing on the deep blue sea
My mother is dead and buried
My father's forsaken me
And I have no one to love me
But the sailor on the deep blue sea
Oh captain, can you tell me
Can you tell me where he may be
Oh yes, my little maiden
He's drownded in the deep blue sea
Farewell to friends and relations
This's the last you'll see of me
I'm going to end my troubles
By drowning in the deep blue sea
"It's all fun." ... Shaun, That KelticDead guy.