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X:1 T:Legget’s Irish Reel M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Milne – Middleton’s Selection of Strathspeys, Reels &c. for the Violin (1870, p. 7) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Emin d|g>fe>d e>dB>d|(e>d)(3efg B3A|{A}G>FG>A {c}B>AB>d|e2A2A2 (ga)| b>ag>f g>fe>d|(e>d) (3efg B3A|{A}G>FG>A B>cB>A|G2[G,2E2][G,2E2]|| (g>f)|e2B2B2 (g>f)|e2B2B2 (g>f)|e>de>f {a}g>fg>a|b2e2e2 (ga)| b>ag>f g>fe>d|e>d(3efg B3A|{A}G>FG>A B>cB>A|G2 [G,2E2][G,2E2]||z3 [B,/E/]|[B,6E6]||

LEGGETT'S REEL. AKA and see "Boys of Ballycastle," "Gypsy Hornpipe (2)," "Shillelah (The)." Irish, Reel. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Kerr includes the tune in a section of "Irish Reels fro Quadrilles and Country Dances." It is also known in Ireland as "Boys of Ballycastle" and in England as one of the several different melodies entitle "Gypsy('s) Hornpipe(s)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; No. 6, p. 34. Milne (Middleton’s Selection of Strathspeys, Reels &c. for the Violin), 1870; p. 7.

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