Gooseberry Blossoms

Find traditional instrumental music
Jump to: navigation, search

Back to Gooseberry Blossoms[edit]


GOOSEBERRY BLOSSOMS. AKA and see "Cock Your Pistol Charlie (1)," "Captain Murray's Reel." Irish, Reel (2/4 time), Country or Morris Dance Tune (2/2 time) or part of Running Set. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. A reel setting of the tune was entered into vol. 2 of the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman. English collector Cecil Sharp adapted and published a version of the tune (which he apparently adapted from Petrie's collection) for use with his collected version of "The Running Set" (Square Eight) from Kentucky.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Karpeles & Schofield (A Selection of 100 English Folk Dance Airs), 1951; p. 26. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 76. Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909; p. 59. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 912, p. 231.

Recorded sources:




Back to Gooseberry Blossoms[edit]