A while back, Zouki asked about a tune which Larry Reynolds
calls "The Stanchion". It starts something like this:
BD B2|cB A2|G>A BG|D2 D2|
EG ce|dB G2|A^c fe|d>e d/c/B/A/:|
I thought it might be an early 20th century light classical piece
by an English composer, because I've heard it here and there in
orchestral form, but couldn't come up with a title or composer.
Yesterday a classical musician friend tentatively identified it
(from my rather uncertain lilting) as "The Shepherd's Hey" by
Percy Grainger (1882-1961), the Australian-born composer who
settled in the US in 1914. Since he collected and arranged folk
music as well as composing, it may well be a traditional tune
originally, but that's as far as I can go with it.