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ALL AROUND THE ROOM. AKA and see "Lady Douglas's Reel." Irish, Reel (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in publisher James Alexander's Alexander's 50 New Scotch & Irish Reels & Hornpipes (c. 1826) as "Lady Douglas's Reel" attributed to the mysterious "W.J." who is credited with a half-dozen tunes in publisher James Alexander's Alexander's 50 New Scotch & Irish Reels & Hornpipes (c. 1826). The volume was edited by a "professional musician," who is presumably "W.J." himself.

Source for notated version: fiddler and uilleann piper Stephen Grier (Farnaght, Co. Leitrim), who wrote his manuscripts in the 1880's [Breathnach]. Breathnach states that Grier has another setting in the key of D with the note "All Around the Room, Reel for Pipes."

Printed sources: Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hEirreann vol. 4), 1996; No. 106.

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