Earl's Chair (The)

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Earl's Chair (The)

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  1115L 13b15L
 Also known as    Cathaoir an Iarla
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    B
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Aeolian (minor)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    
 Structure    AA'BB'
 Editor/Compiler    Brendan Breathnach
 Book/Manuscript title    Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. 1
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 142, p. 57
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1963
 Artist    Paddy Canny
 Title of recording    Meet Paddy Canny: All-Ireland Champion - Violin
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Dublin Records
 Year recorded    1959


Tune annotations


X:1
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T:Earl's Chair
M:4/4
L:1/8
Z:Transcribed by Frank Claudy
S:Jack Coen (Co. Galway/Bronx, NY)
N:Jack's version is said to be the original. Note the long 'e' in bar 5 of the 'B' part.
R:reel
K:Bm
B3 B BAFA|B2dB BAFB|A2FA DAFA|AFdB ADFA|
~B3B BAFA|B2Bd BAFB|~A3B defd|1 edef d2 FA:||2 edef d2 Bd||
e3B d3B|e3B dBAB|~e3f d3e|(3gfe dB ADFA|e4{a}e4|{a}e2{a}e2 defg|
~a2 ba afeg|1 fedB ADFA:||2 fedB A3||c
X:2
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T:Earl's Chair
M:4/4
L:1/8
Z:Transcribed by Paul de Grae
N:Paul says the quick chord changes in the 2nd part is an attempt at
N:showing some countermelody runs he employs (given the limitations of abc notation)
R:reel
K:D
"Bm" B3 d BAFA | B2dB BAFB | "D" AF ~F2 DF ~F2 |
AFdA "G"BA"D"FA | "Bm"B3 d BAFA | "G"B2dB BAFB |"D" AFAB defd | 
"A"edef "D"D2 FA||"Em"B3 d BAFA | "G"B2dB BAFB | "D"AF ~F2 DF ~F2 |
AFdA "G"BA"D"FA | "G"B3 d BA"D"FA | "G"B2dB "A9"BAFB |"D"AFAB "Bm"defd | "A"edef "D"D2 Bd||:
"A"e3 f "D"d2 Bd|"A"edef "Bm"dBAB|"A"e3 f "D"d2 "G"eg|"D"fe"Em"dB "D"A2 Bd|
"Em"e3 f eB ~B2|"G"gB ~B2 "D"defg| af"G"bf "D"af"A"eg|"D"fedB ADFA:||"G"B


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