X:1 T:Crowley's  M:C| L:1/8 K:D B|A3dB2dB|ADFD ADFD|A3A BABc|dfeg fddB| ADFA B2 dB|ADFD ADFD|A3A BABc|d2 eg fdde|| f3a g2fg|eA c/B/A eA c/B/A|f3a g2 fg|afge fdde| f3a g2fg|eA c/B/A eA c/B/A|f3a g2 fg|afge fd d||
CROWLEY'S  (Ríl Uí Chruaidhlaoich). Irish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Breathnach, Harker/Rafferty, Moylan): AAB (Miller & Perron): AABB (Mulvihill, Prior, Taylor). The reel is commonly played along with the second Crowley reel and together are known as "Crowley's Reels." The Irish fiddle master Michael Coleman (b. 1891, Co. Sligo – d. 1945, New York) is the source for most versions of this tune, although accordion player Joe Cooley (Peterswell, County Galway) also helped popularize it. David Taylor (1992) thinks the tune was probably originally called "Crowley's" by Coleman, who, like other Irish musicians, frequently named tunes after his associates. Coleman's associate, of whom little is known, is sometimes referred to as "Master" Crowley. Coleman recorded the melody, paired with "Crowley's (2)", in New York for Decca Records in 1935.