Drag Her Around the Road (1)

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DRAG HER AROUND THE ROAD [1] (Tarraing thar timpeall an Bhóthair í). AKA and see "Pullet and the Cock (The)," "Shores of Loch Graney," "Shores of Lough Graney." Irish, Reel. E Minor ('A' part) & G Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The alternate titles are from Stanford/Petrie's Complete Collection (1905). See Petrie's "Pullet and the Cock (The)" for an early version of the reel. The aggressive-sounding title "Drag Her Around the Road" would seem to be a reference to the former Irish rural custom of holding dances at crossroads. The group Cherish the Ladies recorded the tune as "The Pullet." According to Bill Black, a New York City name for the tune was "Bunratty Boys," named for a Bronx Irish bar that hosted sessions with Andy McGann and other famous Bronx players.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - flutist Éamonn de Stabaltún (Ireland) [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 112, p. 47.

Recorded sources: -

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]



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